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Sixty Stories

Barthelme, Donald

Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons (1981), New York, 1981
ISBN 10: 0142437395 / ISBN 13: 9780142437391
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Title: Sixty Stories

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1981), New York

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

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457 pages. A scarce proof copy. Title written in ink on the spine; publication date added by hand; Book of the Month Club notice taped onto front cover; description of contents pasted to inside front cover; else a fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 49133

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Synopsis: 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.

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