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.
In these pages Max chronicles the influence that writers like Thomas Pynchon, Donald Barthelme, Don DeLillo and Dostoyevsky had on Wallace, as well as Wallace's fascination with television, including everything from Hawaii Five-0 and Hill Street Blues to soap operas.
I saw somewhere that Donald Barthelme, who published dozens if not hundreds of stories in the The New Yorker--his early collections never sold more than 9,000 copies in hardcover.
I immediately explained to Heidi that, whether their relationship worked out or not, I would always love Benwho in my mind was the heir apparent to the leadership of a cult that included Donald Barthelme and Robert Coover, fiction writers who were deadpan-hilarious and rigorous and could make words rub up against each other in new and unexpected ways.
His subjects include the writing of Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Robert Coover, David Foster Wallace, Donald Barthelme, Don DeLillo and Richard Powers.
When, 20 years ago, Donald Barthelme died at the early age of 58, there seemed to be a solid foundation for enduring literary acclamation.
Paris Spleen fits as easily beside Robert Walser and Donald Barthelme as it does Lyn Hejinian, or Shklovsky's own fiction.
Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Henry James, Katherine Anne Porter, Doris Lessing, Donald Barthelme, John Cheever, Mario Vargas Llosa, Raymond Carver, G.
and Donald Barthelme (not strictly a humorist but an ironic constructivist--the Rauschenberg of the short story--whose pastiches cast a spell on the others), pioneered The New Yorker as a clubhouse of postmodernism.
As Donald Barthelme once observed, "Art is not difficult because it wishes to be difficult, rather because it wishes to be art.
There are many critics (2) who treat him as a realist writer and claim that there is "nothing surrealist about him, his dislocations are real, his material quite actual," (3) while, opposing this view, there is a group of critics, considerable in size, who regard Donald Barthelme as a surrealist artist.
While filmmakers like Neil Jordan (``The Company of Wolves'') and writers like Donald Barthelme and Robert Coover have reimagined fairy tales usually to play with the psychosexual underpinnings of the stories, the only purpose Gilliam seems to have in this film is to create a playhouse atmosphere in which to spin out his anarchic imaginings.
This shortcoming is foregrounded in the fifth chapter, "Intertextuality, The Middle Ages, Postmodernity and the Use of Citation," where Farronato provides a very hasty discussion of Eco's technique of postmodern citation whose antecedents, she argues, are not so much medieval habits of reuse, but the intertextuality theorized by Julia Kristeva and Leslie Fiedler and practiced by writers John Barth, Thomas Pynchon, Donald Barthelme, Italo Calvino, and Jorge Luis Borges.
Niffleheim Phillip Douglas Tommy Adam Erdossy Dan Rather Toby Wherry Donald Barthelme Lawrence E.
Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Marcel Proust, and Virginia Woolf were among those writers who produced such self-reflective works; more recently, authors such as John Barth, Donald Barthelme, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.