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Sixty Stories

Written by David Gates, Donald Barthelme

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

Sixty Stories Synopsis

This excellent collection of Donald Barthelme's literary output during the 1960s and 1970s covers the period when the writer came to prominence--producing the stories, satires, parodies, and other formal experiments that altered fiction as we know it--and wrote many of the most beautiful sentences in the English language. Due to the unfortunate discontinuance of many of Barthelme's titles, 60 Stories now stands as one of the broadest overviews of his work, containing selections from eight previously published books, as well as a number of other short works that had been otherwise uncollected.

Sixty Stories Press Reviews

Barthelme can focus our feelings into a bright point that can raise a blister. These sixty stories show him inventing at full pitch. Donald Barthelme may have influenced the short story in his time as much as Hemingway and O'Hara did in theirs. The delight he offers to readers is beyond question, his originality is unmatched. Barthelme can focus our feeling into a bright point that can raise a blister. These 60 stories show him inventing at a fever pitch. The Washington Post Donald Barthelme may have influenced the short story in his time as much as Hemingway and O' Hara did in theirs. The New York Times The delight he offers to readers is beyond question, his originality is unmatched. Los Angeles Times

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141180939
Publication date: 7th April 2005
Author: David Gates, Donald Barthelme
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 480 pages

About David Gates, Donald Barthelme

Donald Barthelme (1931-1989) published twelve books, including two novels and a prize-winning children's book. He was a regular contributor to the New Yorker and taught creative writing at the University of Houston. In his career, he won a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Book Award, and a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, among others.

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