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I find Barthelme to be funny, witty, and surprising which to me equals entertainment. Be warned, though, this is that beyond post-modern almost gonzo fiction stuff that some may... Read morePublished on June 14, 2014 by Pharmer
Donald Barthelme, Forty Stories
introduction by Dave Eggers (2005)
Short fiction is capable of drastically more than we use it for. Read more
All I can bear is to listen to Erik Satie in the early afternoon. Bartheleme has ruined everything. Best read "Rock Springs" by Richard Ford.Published on April 6, 2014 by John Harmon
While very challenging and insightful, I found many of the stories to be superficially "cute" and a little self-indulgent. Not as satisfying as I thought it would be.Published on December 29, 2007 by Angus M. Kennedy
The Marx brothers and origami have an affair. They name the bastard Donald barthelme.Published on August 29, 2005 by kaygatto
As an aspiring writer, these stories by Barthelme give me hope that experimental literature still thrives in this sound byte-, laugh track-, talking head-prompted, fast-paced MTV... Read morePublished on August 22, 2005 by J. Jewell