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Giles Goat-boy
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|August 18, 1987

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In this outrageously farcical adventure, hero  George Giles sets out to conquer the terrible   Wescac computer system that threatens to  destroy his community in this brilliant  "fantasy of theology, sociology, and…
The Sot-weed Factor
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|January 12, 2017

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This is Barth's most distinguished masterpiece. This modern classic is a hilarious tribute to all the most insidious human vices, with a hero who is "one of the most diverting...to roam the world since Candide." "A feast. Dense, funny, endlessly inventive…
John Barth, Bearded Bards & Splitting Hairs

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The Floating Opera And The End Of The Road

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The Floating Opera and The End Of The Road are John Barth's first two novels.  Their relationship to each other is evident not only in their ribald subject matter but in the eccentric characters and bitterly humorous tone of the narratives. Both…
The End Of The Road
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|January 12, 2017

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As young Jake Horner's mind became an increasingly paralyzing cobweb of dark thoughts, he turned for help to an extraordinary doctor-part saint, part evil-genius, a weird combination of faith healer, magician, and devil. And in so doing Jake found himself…
John Barth: A Body Of Words
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|June 22, 2016

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For the past half-century, John Barth has been recognized as our quintessential postmodernist and praised as one of the best writers "we have ever had" ( New York Times Book Review ). In this unique collection, thirty-six writers and critics…
The Last Voyage Of Somebody The Sailor
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|June 22, 2016

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A National Book Award winner offers his most inventive novel to date. Journalist Simon Behler finds himself in the house of Sinbad the Sailor after being washed ashore during a sea-going adventure. Over the course of six evenings, the two take turns recounting…
The Tidewater Tales
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|June 22, 2016

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Tell me a story! Katherine Shorter Sherritt Sagamore orders her husband Peter Sagamore -- and so lets loose a flood of tales that floats them both past encounteres with their own lives and loves, entanglements with the CIA and toxic waste, and fantastically…
German Plans for the Next War

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Chimera
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|December 18, 2015

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A National Book Award winner, this bawdy, comic trio of novellas finds John Barth injecting his signature wit into three tales many times told: that of Scheherazade, storyteller of the Thousand and One Nights; of Perseus, slayer of Medusa; and of Bellerophon,…
Collected Stories: John Barth
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|October 30, 2015

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When John Barth's Lost in the Funhouse appeared in 1968, American fiction was turned on its head. Barth's writing was not a response to the realistic fiction that characterized American literature at the time; it beckoned back to the founders of the novel:…
Floating Opera
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|October 30, 2015

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Written when John Barth was 24 years old, The Floating Opera is his first novel, published in 1957. It is a first-person reminiscence of the day Todd Andrews decided to commit suicide. Having picked up some sense of the French Existentialist writers from the…
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