Forty Stories (Penguin Classics) by Donald Barthelme
By Donald Barthelme
William H. Gass has written of Donald Barthelme that ?he has completely enlarged our belief of the chances open to brief fiction.? In 40 tales, the better half quantity to Sixty Stories, we stumble upon a blinding array of topics: Paul Klee, Goethe, Captain Blood, smooth courtship, marriage and divorce, armadillos, and different targeted Barthelmean flights of fancy. those pithy, brilliantly acerbic items tangle with the ludicrous, pose questions that stay unresolved, and problem generic bits of language heretofore unexamined. Forty Stories demonstrates Barthelme?s unequalled skill to shock, to stimulate, and to explore.
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