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John Barth (1930–2024)

Autor(a) de The Sot-Weed Factor

41+ Works 11,155 Membros 144 Reviews 56 Favorited

About the Author

John Barth taught for many years in the writing program at Johns Hopkins University, and he lives in Chestertown, Maryland. (Publisher Provided) John Simmons Barth was born on May 27, 1930 in Cambridge, Maryland. He is considered to be one of the American writers who introduced a U.S. audience to mostrar mais experimental fiction. Barth began as a conventional novelist, exploring existential themes of suicide in The Floating Opera (1956) and the complexity of love in The End of the Road (1958). By the end of the 1950s, however, he was exploring less realistic techniques to keep the reader from being pulled into the story, and thus to make larger points. Those techniques include parody, which Barth first used in The Sot-Weed Factor (1960), to mock the style of the eighteenth-century picaresque novel, and Giles Goat-Boy (1966), which depicts the world as a giant university. In Chimera (1972), for which he won the National Book Award, Barth applied his method to retell classical myths. His later works include Letters (1979), in which Barth himself appears as a character, and Sabbatical (1982), the story of a woman college professor and her novelist husband, both of whom address the reader and author. Barth's other novels include The Tidewater Tales (1987) and The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor (1991). For most of his career as a writer, he has also been a professor of English, teaching at Pennsylvania State University, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and The Johns Hopkins University. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de John Barth

The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) 2,108 cópias
Lost in the Funhouse (1968) 1,557 cópias
Giles Goat-Boy (1966) 1,316 cópias
Chimera (1972) 998 cópias
The Floating Opera (1956) 760 cópias
The End of the Road (1958) 622 cópias
Letters (1979) 387 cópias
Sabbatical: A Romance (1982) 362 cópias
The Tidewater Tales (1987) 337 cópias
On with the Story: Stories (1996) 195 cópias
The Friday Book (1984) 178 cópias
Coming Soon!!!: A Narrative (2001) 178 cópias
The Development (2008) 126 cópias
Final Fridays (2012) 35 cópias
Browsing (2004) 12 cópias
Yüzen Opera ve Yolun Sonu (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Barth John 1 exemplar(es)
Toga Party 1 exemplar(es)
Writer's Choice 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contribuinte — 1,136 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007) — Contribuinte — 831 cópias
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contribuinte — 269 cópias
Granta 63: Beasts (1998) — Contribuinte — 132 cópias
Prize Stories 1997: The O. Henry Awards (1997) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias
Granta 118: Exit Strategies (2012) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
The Best American Essays 1987 (1987) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Granta 140: State of Mind (2017) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists (2003) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
New Stories from the South 2001: The Year's Best (2001) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Writers Harvest 3 (2000) 30 cópias
Trial and Error: An Oxford Anthology of Legal Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Conjunctions: 30, Paper Airplane (1998) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Antaeus No. 35, Autumn 1979 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Antaeus No. 70, Spring 1993 - Special Fiction Issue (1993) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Introduction to Fiction (1974) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Forever one of the highlights of my literary life.
 
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therebelprince | outras 39 resenhas | Apr 21, 2024 |
A wonderful and inventicw comic novel
 
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hcubic | outras 39 resenhas | Apr 5, 2024 |
 
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betty_s | 1 outra resenha | Sep 18, 2023 |
הפעם השלישית שאני קורא את הספר. זכרתי את הקריאה הראשונה לפני כשישים שנה אבל לא זכרתי שקראתי אותו שנית לפני כשבע שנים. רק להדגים מה קורה לזכרון שלי בשנים האחרונות. אין לי הרבה מה להוסיף על הביקורת הקודמת ועל השפעתו של ג'ון בארט עלי. אומר רק שגם בקריאה השלישית נהניתי מכל רגע ונראה לי שהערכתי יותר מאשר קודם את הוירטואוזיות של בארט. את המעברים שלו מדיון פילוזופי אקזיסטנציאליסטי, לסלפסטיק מאני ולבסוף לטרגדיה אמתית שמביאה דמעות לעיניים. סופר גדול.… (mais)
 
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amoskovacs | outras 10 resenhas | Aug 13, 2023 |

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