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So the good ones do mostly overshadow the bad. The stories are trite, boring, and worse, poorly structured.

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The cabbage barthdlme of an extraordinary size. It takes me a beat to get past the shock of the new. Bah, Bah, Black Sheep: Never got why the Yanks were so stuck on him.

To ask other readers questions about Forty Storiesplease sign up. The piece entitled “Sentence” is, aptly, just one sentence, albeit 6-pages long. But then some stories were total realism, felatos had interesting characters and fun things to say and cool points to make. Aug 04, Paul Bryant rated it liked it Shelves: Barthelme continues to confound, if not amaze, in this collection.

No real sense of togetherness which is usually an underlying theme in a collection of workno real direction, either.


Our second secret is how many of us there are. Barthelme is an experimentalist in form.

Barthelme does this best in my humble opinion with Forty Stories, a lofty collection of stories of various lengths and dimensions. His non-sequiters became a little frustrating after awhile and I shrugged my shoulders more often.

The opening line to “Bluebeard” is so great – Donapd don’t want to ruin it by typing it here. Oct 01, Andrew added it Shelves: Barthelme’s stories celebrate themselves and their own language first and foremost.

My favorite story it is a proper story is titled “Some of Us Had Been Threatening Our Friend Colby”, which begins with “And now he’d gone too far, so we decided to hang him” and then proceeds logically and Kafkaesquely to the natural ending.

Perelman or Groucho Marx one mins and like hugo or Kafka the next”, so its bound to attract different tastes and different preferences. Regardl I was very intrigued with this book. He pats himself on the back and goes to check on the baby. I’d recommend Barthelme to any fan of the post-moderns or experimental fiction in general. Maybe a few stories scattered here and there would be better than reading a whole collection at once. Gass said he set the ground for an entire genre of flash fiction.

Dec 29, Moonglum rated it it was amazing. There is also The Baby. Now go out and come back in properly!


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Want to Read saving…. I had been stalking this book online for weeks, months even – plotting, trying to find a way in, ruminating, procrastinating but mostly delaying gratification. The surreal “On the Deck” is a frozen moment in time; it describes, on just two pages, things and people on the deck of a ferry, and is to literature what Reatos Magritte’s paintings are to visual arts. In short, this is a very good companion collection, but I wouldn’t recommend it on its own.

Narration is additionally a priority of Barthelme.

Donald Barthelme was born to two students at the University of Pennsylvania. We are a three-sided waltz. All of these qualities make it a very enjoyable read but at the same time it’s also intelligent and academic. The stories are one dimensional, with paper thin characters composing uninteresting snippets of lives of the above mentioned characters.

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