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Donald Barthelme (1931–1989)

Autor(a) de Sixty Stories

73+ Works 7,118 Membros 105 Reviews 60 Favorited

About the Author

Donald Barthelme was born on April 7, 1931, and was one of the major U.S. short story writers and novelists of the late twentieth century. Barthelme satirized American life. Born in Philadelphia, Barthelme spent part of his early life in Houston, Texas, and began to write fiction while working as a mostrar mais journalist, director of an art museum and university publicist. These occupations became fuel for his creative fire. His arsenal of techniques included parodies of television shows, radio plays and recipes, long and elaborate metaphors, complex dream sequences, and a break-neck narrative pace. After the publication of his first collection, Come Back Dr. Caligari (1964), Barthelme became a full-time writer of short stories and novels. The latter included Snow White (1967), The Dead Father (1975), and Paradise (1986). Barthelme also published three more short story collections, 60 Stories (1981), Overnight to Many Distant Cities (1983), and 40 Stories (1987). Barthelme died of cancer in 1989. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Donald Barthelme

Sixty Stories (1981) 1,652 cópias
Forty Stories (1987) 964 cópias
Snow White (1965) 825 cópias
The Dead Father (1975) 714 cópias
The King (1990) 374 cópias
Come Back, Dr. Caligari (1964) 304 cópias
City Life (1970) 266 cópias
Paradise (1986) 247 cópias
Amateurs (1976) 195 cópias
Sadness (1972) 155 cópias
Guilty Pleasures (1974) 102 cópias
Great Days (1979) 91 cópias
Collected Stories (2021) 76 cópias
Sam's Bar (1987) 18 cópias
The Balloon [short fiction] (1966) 8 cópias
41 verhalen (2016) 8 cópias
The School [short story] (2014) 7 cópias
I Bought a Little City (2014) 6 cópias
Game 5 cópias
Here in the Village (1978) 5 cópias
The Glass Mountain (2014) 4 cópias
Presents (1980) 4 cópias
The Photographs 2 cópias
Paraguay 2 cópias
Der Kopfsprung (1996) 2 cópias
A Manual for Sons (2010) 2 cópias
Dilettanti (2015) 2 cópias
El pare mort (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Seixanta contes (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Sem título 1 exemplar(es)
Racconti (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Amateurs 1 exemplar(es)
VUELVE, Dr CALIGARI 1 exemplar(es)
Padesát povídek (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Shower of Gold 1 exemplar(es)
No Royalty A/C Snow White (1968) 1 exemplar(es)
Barthelme Donald 1 exemplar(es)
Voltiges (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
Emeraude (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
Zombies 1 exemplar(es)
Contact 7 (1961) 1 exemplar(es)
Regele 1 exemplar(es)
Swallowing 1 exemplar(es)
The King 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,569 cópias
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contribuinte — 1,136 cópias
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Contribuinte — 465 cópias
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (1993) — Contribuinte — 370 cópias
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Contribuinte — 369 cópias
Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (1984) — Contribuinte — 364 cópias
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Contribuinte — 355 cópias
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contribuinte — 329 cópias
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Contribuinte — 293 cópias
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuinte — 291 cópias
Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuinte — 278 cópias
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contribuinte — 269 cópias
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contribuinte — 214 cópias
Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-Short Stories (1989) — Contribuinte — 213 cópias
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuinte — 208 cópias
Nothing But You: Love Stories From The New Yorker (1997) — Contribuinte — 186 cópias
The Best American Short Stories of the 80s (1990) — Contribuinte — 164 cópias
SF12 (1968) — Contribuinte — 139 cópias
11th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1966) — Contribuinte — 116 cópias
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (1984) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (1986) — Contribuinte — 97 cópias
American Short Stories (1976) — Contribuinte, algumas edições95 cópias
Best SF: 1971 (1972) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias
Science Fiction: The Future (1971) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias
The Literary Ghost: Great Contemporary Ghost Stories (1991) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
The Best American Essays 1986 (1986) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists (2003) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
Granta 1: New American Writing (1979) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1980 (1980) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Hot and Cool: Jazz Short Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Mortal Echoes: Encounters With the End (2018) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1975 (1975) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Bibliothek Suhrkamp. Ein Lesebuch, Klassiker der Moderne (1989) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Cutting Edges: Young American Fiction for the 70's (1973) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Modern Fiction About Schoolteaching: An Anthology (1995) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
New World Writing 20 (1962) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Fiction, Volume 1, Number 1 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Barthelme, Donald
Data de nascimento
1931-04-07
Data de falecimento
1989-07-23
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Local de falecimento
Houston, Texas, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Educação
University of Houston
Ocupação
curator (Houston Museum of Contemporary Art)
writer
author
Relacionamentos
Barthelme, Frederick (brother)
Barthelme, Steven (brother)
Organizações
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature, 1978)
Pequena biografia
Donald Barthelme was born in 1931 in Philadelphia. He was a longtime contributor to The New Yorker, winner of a National Book Award, a director of PEN and the Author's Guild, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His sixteen books -- including Snow White, The Dead Father, and City Life -- substantially redefined American short fiction for our time. In 1972 he won the National Book Award for children's literature for The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine of the Hithering Thithering Djinn. He died in 1989.

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De las pocas veces que no he podido terminar un libro a la primera. Al segundo intento pude acabarlo (agradezco su brevedad) pero sigue sin gustarme.
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MyrddynWylt | outras 4 resenhas | Dec 26, 2023 |
this is another of those books where I feel I'm missing something big. each story consists of like a series of often surreal images, lines of speech or vignettes. for most stories the extent to which each segment fits together is very unclear and they only rarely fit into a coherent whole. Sometimes they do but you're just left going huh and wondering if you're missing something anyway. some of the images and words are good but a lot of them don't bring up any associations or ideas or anything for me. there is also a lot of confusing relatively long descriptions. a few of the stories are good, although not incredibly so. mostly I just feel like I'm reading and understanding the words but nothing more, it's not bringing up any emotions or ideas or anything on a regular basis, it's rarely interesting, just words. it's frustrating because it's not as if I hate it I'm just not feeling anything

and some are good like the new owner which is about how landlords are bad
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tombomp | outras 11 resenhas | Oct 31, 2023 |
I love Barthelme's shorter works, but I didn't enjoy this one at all, and and abandoned it after about fifty pages. To me, his writing style, so laden with irony, didn't suit the longer form. Such a constant barrage of irony on so many levels just left me alienated and failing to care. Maybe one day I'll come back to this and see what it has to offer.
 
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robfwalter | outras 6 resenhas | Jul 31, 2023 |
This collection is full of experimentation and humor and probably some deep thoughts that I totally missed, and I'm glad it exists for whoever the receptive audience is.
 
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Kiramke | outras 5 resenhas | Jun 27, 2023 |

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Obras
73
Also by
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Membros
7,118
Popularidade
#3,451
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
105
ISBNs
154
Idiomas
12
Favorito
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