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John Barth

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John Barth taught for many years in the writing program at Johns Hopkins University, and he lives in Chestertown, Maryland. (Publisher Provided) John Simmons Barth was born on May 27, 1930 in Cambridge, Maryland. He is considered to be one of the American writers who introduced a U.S. audience to visa mer experimental fiction. Barth began as a conventional novelist, exploring existential themes of suicide in The Floating Opera (1956) and the complexity of love in The End of the Road (1958). By the end of the 1950s, however, he was exploring less realistic techniques to keep the reader from being pulled into the story, and thus to make larger points. Those techniques include parody, which Barth first used in The Sot-Weed Factor (1960), to mock the style of the eighteenth-century picaresque novel, and Giles Goat-Boy (1966), which depicts the world as a giant university. In Chimera (1972), for which he won the National Book Award, Barth applied his method to retell classical myths. His later works include Letters (1979), in which Barth himself appears as a character, and Sabbatical (1982), the story of a woman college professor and her novelist husband, both of whom address the reader and author. Barth's other novels include The Tidewater Tales (1987) and The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor (1991). For most of his career as a writer, he has also been a professor of English, teaching at Pennsylvania State University, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and The Johns Hopkins University. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Verk av John Barth

The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) 2,085 exemplar
Lost in the Funhouse (1968) 1,539 exemplar
Giles Goat-Boy (1966) 1,302 exemplar
Chimera (1972) 986 exemplar
The Floating Opera (1956) 750 exemplar
The End of the Road (1958) 616 exemplar
Letters (1979) 380 exemplar
Sabbatical: A Romance (1982) 357 exemplar
The Tidewater Tales (1987) 332 exemplar
On with the Story: Stories (1996) 191 exemplar
Coming Soon!!!: A Narrative (2001) 175 exemplar
The Friday Book (1984) 173 exemplar

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The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 174 exemplar
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The Best American Essays 1987 (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 85 exemplar
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Antaeus No. 35, Autumn 1979 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
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Forever one of the highlights of my literary life.
 
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therebelprince | 37 andra recensioner | Oct 24, 2023 |
 
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betty_s | 1 annan recension | Sep 18, 2023 |
הפעם השלישית שאני קורא את הספר. זכרתי את הקריאה הראשונה לפני כשישים שנה אבל לא זכרתי שקראתי אותו שנית לפני כשבע שנים. רק להדגים מה קורה לזכרון שלי בשנים האחרונות. אין לי הרבה מה להוסיף על הביקורת הקודמת ועל השפעתו של ג'ון בארט עלי. אומר רק שגם בקריאה השלישית נהניתי מכל רגע ונראה לי שהערכתי יותר מאשר קודם את הוירטואוזיות של בארט. את המעברים שלו מדיון פילוזופי אקזיסטנציאליסטי, לסלפסטיק מאני ולבסוף לטרגדיה אמתית שמביאה דמעות לעיניים. סופר גדול.… (mer)
 
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amoskovacs | 10 andra recensioner | Aug 13, 2023 |
The Floating Opera: 4.5
The end of the Road: 3
 
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bibliopolitan | 5 andra recensioner | Aug 2, 2023 |

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