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Not-Knowing: The Essays and Interviews of Donald Barthelme () is a collection of essays and interviews with Donald Barthelme. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Not-Knowing: The Essays and Interviews of Donald Barthelme Paperback. Donald Barthelme. When Donald Barthelme died at the age of 54, he was perhaps the most imitated (if not emulated) practitioner of American literature. Caustic, slyly observant.

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Ryan rated it really liked it Nov 02, Gass, Grace Paley, and Walker Percy. I think there are two devices that have clearly had an enormous impact on language. You do cut out some readers by idiosyncrasies of form.

Review ” Defiantly unclassifiable. It’s odd to read reviews from a man who’s been dead for most of life, who I sometimes think about as having died in the 60s or 70s noh oftalking about young actors who are still working today a fault of the reader, to be sure.

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Does not seem dated at all! The impoverishment of the country by the arms race is a good example. Nov 23, Miguel marked it as to-read. It seems now quite an eccentric demand. Do you have any favorite comedians, and reasons for liking them?

The Essays and Interviews Hardcover. Write a customer review. Vintage January 26, Language: Exercises in Style New Directions Books. No doubt this willingness is linked to Barthelme’s work as a professor of creative writing.

If you are a seller for this barhelme, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Also delightful are the collection of Barthelme New Yorker hot from what I assume was the era’s equivalent of the “Shouts and Murmurs” section. Donald Barthelme was born to two students at the University of Pennsylvania.

Worse—dragging these ahead of us. It speaks of a fundamental placement in relation to the work, that of a voyager in the world coming upon a strange object. Michael Feito rated it really liked it Sep 24, The Essays and Interviews.

The thing I remember about it best, aside from its social inutility and hideousness, is that one time a pal of mine [Grace Paley] who was in the anti-war activist business got situated there because she had sat down in front of an Armed Forces Day parade. However much the writer might long to be, in his work, simple, honest, and straightforward, these virtues are no longer available to him. Want to Read saving….

Apr 29, Kate rated it liked it Recommends it for: Caustic, slyly observant, transgressive, verbally scintillating, Barthelme’s essays, stories, and novels redefined a generation of American letters and remain unparalleled for the way they capture our national pastimes and obsessions, but mos When Donald Barthelme died at the age of 58, he was perhaps the most imitated if not emulated practitioner of American literature.


The effort is always to make what you write nourishing or useful to readers. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Not-Knowing amounts to the posthumous manifesto of one of our premier literary modernists. The two most important pieces in this collection are “After Joyce”written near the beginning of Barthelme’s writing career, and “Not-Knowing”written five years before he died.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Something that continually gets me charged up about the seemingly ossified possibilities of fiction every time I read it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I call up on the telephone.

To sustain a high level of misbehavior over a third of a century is not the easiest of tasks.