Donald Barthelme

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United States author of sometimes surrealistic stories (1931-1989)


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Not-Knowing: The Essays and Interviews of Donald Barthelme.
During the late 1970s, Fran Lebowitz, in a satirical piece imagining a writers' strike, thought that any group holding back copies of the magazine would immediately find itself "fire-bombed by a radical organization that believes that Donald Barthelme belongs to the people.
Patteson, "Introduction," in Critical Essays on Donald Barthelme, ed.
If his poetry defied many of the traditional conventions, it was in his fiction that he achieved his most startling achievements in stretching the limits of the American novel with fresh ideas about narration, structure, story, pacing and description, lie was in a league with other rogue novelists such as Roland Barth, Thomas Pynchon, Donald Barthelme and Reed.
Based on a short story of the same name by American author Donald Barthelme and adapted by Hayes, The School is the story of a teacher who is diligently trying to teach his students how to be responsible when taking care of living things in the classroom; with sad yet intensely funny results.
Harper's discussion moves from the Hollywood novels of Nathanael West to Alan Parker's film The Commitments, with individual chapters for Gwendolyn Brooks and Ralph Ellison, and linked discussions of Anais Nin, Djuna Barnes, Donald Barthelme, Robert Coover, Thomas Pynchon, and Maxine Hong Kingston.
Harper then turns his attention to Donald Barthelme, Robert Coover, and Thomas Pynchon to demonstrate how these authors fall short of establishing distinct causes for the decenteredness of their subjects, in contrast to the specific reasons for subjective fragmentation developed in Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior.
Biographers Blake Bailey and Tracy Daugherty are also featured, talking to Atlas about the work of John Cheever and Donald Barthelme.
Tracy Daugherty is the acclaimed author of novels, short story collections, personal essays, and biographies of Donald Barthelme, Joseph Heller, and now Joan Didion.
A prolific writer himself, Atkins acknowledges a debt to experimental fiction and seeks to do for a passivity of viewing what, in previous generations, authors like Donald Barthelme, David Markson, and David Foster Wallace sought to do for a passivity of reading.
Rather, their (for the most part) absurdist and fantastic plots recall Donald Barthelme (but without the buoyancy and with more bitter satire) or the early Peter Carey.
White), remembrances of the postwar non-fiction that shaped sensibilities and carried moral weight (John Hersey's ``Hiroshima,'' James Baldwin's notes for ``The Fire Next Time,'' Whitney Balliett's great jazz pieces, Hannah Arendt's ``Eichmann in Jerusalem,'' Rachel Carson's ``Silent Spring''), celebrations of fiction writers who illuminated whole decades (Irwin Shaw, John Cheever, John Updike, Donald Barthelme, Ann Beattie).
There are even touches of Donald Barthelme and Gilbert Sorrentino here, such as making litanies of objects from popular culture and having great fun in concocting long strings of preposterous names for rock groups and songs - not that such practices mollify the author's anger.
Even limiting ourselves to the South, we could make a similar argument for Robert Penn Warren, Reynolds Price, William Styron, George Garrett, Larry McMurtry, Harry Crews, Donald Barthelme, or Priscilla Bigelow.
Like the late Donald Barthelme, he'll often make you laugh, then cry, then cringe, and sometimes all at once.