Sixty stories

by Barthelme, Donald,

Format: Print Book 2003
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Summary
With these audacious and murderously witty stories, Donald Barthelme threw the preoccupations of our time into the literary equivalent of a Cuisinart and served up a gorgeous salad of American culture, high and low. Here are the urban upheavals reimagined as frontier myth; travelogues through countries that might have been created by Kafka; cryptic dialogues that bore down to the bedrock of our longings, dreams, and angsts. Like all of Barthelme's work, the sixty stories collected in this volume are triumphs of language and perception, at once unsettling and irresistible.

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Contents
Margins
A shower of gold
Me and Miss Mandible
For I'm the boy
Will you tell me?
The balloon
The president
Game
Alice
Robert Kennedy saved from drowning
Report
The dolt
See the moon?
The Indian uprising
Views of my father weeping
Paraguay
On angels
The phantom of the opera's friend
City life
Kierkegaard unfair to Schlegel
The falling dog
The policemen's ball
The glass mountain
Critique de la vie quotidienne
The sandman
Traumerei
The rise of capitalism
A city of churches
Daumier
The party
Eugenie Grandet
Nothing : a preliminary account
A manual for sons
At the end of the mechanical age
Rebecca
The captured woman
I bought a little city
The sergeant
The school
The great hug
One work and why we do it
The crisis
Cortes and Montezuma
The new music
The zombies
The king of jazz
Morning
The death of Edward Lear
The abduction from the seraglio
On the steps of the conservatory
The leap
Aria
The emerald
How I write my songs
The farewell
The emperor
Thailand
Heroes
Bishop
Grandmother's house.

Additional Information
Series Penguin classics.
Subjects Experimental fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher New York :Penguin Books,2003
Other Titles Short stories.
Language English
Description xxii, 451 pages ; 20 cm.
ISBN 0142437395
9780142437391
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