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Sixty Stories (Penguin Classics)

Sixty Stories (Penguin Classics)
Author: Donald Barthelme
ISBN 13: 9780142437391
ISBN 10: 142437395
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2003-09-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
List Price: $18.00

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 countries that might have been created by Kafka; cryptic dialogues that bore down to the bedrock of our longings, dreams, and angsts. Like all of Barthelme's work, the sixty stories collected in this volume are triumphs of language and perception, at once unsettling and irresistible.

Guy Davenport

"Bathalme can focu our feeling into a bright point that can raise a blister. These 60 stories show him inventing at full pitch." -- Washington Post