Donald Barthelme's premature death at the age of fifty-eight brought to an end one of the most provocative careers in the history of American literature. Groundbreaking works such as Come Back, Dr. Caligari; The Dead Father; Snow White; Great Days; Overnight to Many Distant Cities; Guilty... (learn more about this book)
Thomas Pynchon provides the introduction to a collection of work by the late writer, featuring previously unpublished work and the actual stage script for Snow White , in the first of a three-volume series. (learn more about this book)
With these audacious and murderously witty stories, Donald Barthelme threw the preoccupations of our time into the literary equivalent of a Cuisinart and served up a gorgeous salad of American culture, high and low. Here are the urban upheavals reimagined as frontier myth; travelogues through... (learn more about this book)
William H. Gass has written of Donald Barthelme that "he has permanently enlarged our perception of the possibilities open to short fiction." In Forty Stories, the companion volume to Sixty Stories , we encounter a dazzling array of subjects: Paul Klee, Goethe, Captain Blood , modern... (learn more about this book)
What is paradise? Not Adam's who had only one Eve, but Simon's who has three. Simon, a 53-year-old architect "with a tragic sense of brick," gives himself a year's sabbatical from his firm in Philadelphia and his ruinous marriage, takes an apartment in New York and by one of those everyday... (learn more about this book)
The book is a compilation of short stories and poems (not adapted) intended as an easy reading for non-English speakers.
Сборник знакомит читателя с лучшими образцами творчества американских юмористов и сатириков XX века. Избирая объектами своего внимания различные стороны жизни, авторы... (learn more about this book)
A collection of 24 short stories. (learn more about this book)