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John Barth

Autor(a) de The Sot-Weed Factor

40+ Works 11,000 Membros 142 Críticas 56 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

Obras por John Barth

The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) 2,082 exemplares
Lost in the Funhouse (1968) 1,540 exemplares
Giles Goat-Boy (1966) 1,303 exemplares
Chimera (1972) 985 exemplares
The Floating Opera (1956) 750 exemplares
The End of the Road (1958) 616 exemplares
Letters (1979) 380 exemplares
Sabbatical: A Romance (1982) 357 exemplares
The Tidewater Tales (1987) 332 exemplares
On with the Story: Stories (1996) 191 exemplares
Coming Soon!!!: A Narrative (2001) 175 exemplares
The Friday Book (1984) 173 exemplares
Once upon a Time: A Floating Opera (1994) 160 exemplares
The Development (2008) 123 exemplares
Where Three Roads Meet: Novellas (2005) 92 exemplares
Final Fridays (2012) 33 exemplares
Browsing (2004) 12 exemplares
Life-Story {story} 2 exemplares
Barth John 1 exemplar
Toga Party 1 exemplar
Writer's Choice 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 1,124 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007) — Contribuidor — 825 exemplares
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 267 exemplares
The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature (1999) — Contribuidor — 174 exemplares
Granta 63: Beasts (1998) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares
Prize Stories 1997: The O. Henry Awards (1997) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1987 (1987) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
Granta 118: Exit Strategies (2012) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Granta 140: State of Mind (2017) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists (2003) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
New Stories from the South 2001: The Year's Best (2001) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Superfiction, or The American Story Transformed: An Anthology (1975) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Granta 2: George Steiner, The Portage to San Cristobal of A.H. (1980) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Writers Harvest 3 (2000) 30 exemplares
Trial and Error: An Oxford Anthology of Legal Stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Conjunctions: 30, Paper Airplane (1998) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Antaeus No. 35, Autumn 1979 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Antaeus No. 70, Spring 1993 - Special Fiction Issue (1993) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Introduction to Fiction (1974) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Forever one of the highlights of my literary life.
 
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therebelprince | 37 outras críticas | Oct 24, 2023 |
 
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betty_s | 1 outra crítica | 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.… (mais)
 
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amoskovacs | 10 outras críticas | Aug 13, 2023 |
The Floating Opera: 4.5
The end of the Road: 3
 
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bibliopolitan | 5 outras críticas | Aug 2, 2023 |

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Obras
40
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27
Membros
11,000
Popularidade
#2,148
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
142
ISBN
206
Línguas
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