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On With the Story: Stories

Barth, John

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ISBN 10: 0316082635 / ISBN 13: 9780316082631
Published by Little Brown & Co, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1996
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing (complete number line). SIGNED by author on a bookplate affixed to front end page (signature only). remainder mark on top. $23.95 price present on DJ. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 027620

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Title: On With the Story: Stories

Publisher: Little Brown & Co, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Presented as a dozen tales exchanged by a middle-aged couple on vacation, an anthology of short stories explores the connections between language and thought, art and science, and life and love

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John Barth has the paradoxical ability to turn literature on its head in a post-modern sense at the same time he employs a tour-de-force of traditional literary devices. In On with the Story, he tells a story within a story within a collection of short stories. To wit, an affluent and sophisticated retirement age couple is on vacation when the woman receives terrible news about her husband. Is he dying of cancer? Or is that another story? Have they faced death or have they not? With Barth, only the reader can say for sure, having engaged in an experience as unique as it is fascinating.

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