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With that said, though, this collection doesn't really operate on one consistent level.
I'm just not an avid reader of them . . . maybe I just like big hefty books, maybe I don't like switching gears every twenty pages or so . . . who knows?
Barth tells a complex story by *not* telling a story better than most writers tell a story.
A great introduction to postmodernism for anyone who is interested in this literary period - the term is thrown around a lot these days, but John Barth is the real deal.Published 6 days ago by Preston Graves Matson
Somehow I have missed this book, but it is a must-read if you are at all interested in the development of self-reference as a trope in postmodern fiction. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Joshua Kupetz
I read LOST IN THE FUNHOUSE in college in the early 1970s. I didn't do hallucinogenic drugs and didn't need to, not as long as I had LOST IN THE FUNHOUSE to mess up my... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
When you start reading this, you will be confused. Very confused. The first chapter is from the point of view of a (try reading it first, then google it). Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jenn
Literary experimentalism has rarely been practiced so consciously and creatively. This book is one of those that are in the canon for a multitude of good reasons. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Nuri K
This collection of short stories is fantastic. The writing itself is wonderful and insightful. Unfortunately, Audible is not. Read morePublished on March 28, 2012 by Rachel
Lost in the Funhouse is a fearless short story collection where subject matter is constantly inverted from the norm and readers are meant to be teased. Read morePublished on February 12, 2012 by Fast Food Blogger
This collection of stories has become a paradigmatic example of post-modernist fiction. Barth's stylish wit is a wild blend of self-reflexive "meta-fiction," accompanied by bizarre... Read morePublished on December 29, 2010 by Steiner
Taken both separately and as an arranged series, these 14 stories explore the relationships between narrative, life, knowledge, creation, self and being. Read morePublished on March 6, 2007 by nonlinearize