Sixty Stories, Paperback
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


This excellent collection of Donald Barthelme's literary output during the 1960s and 1970s covers the period when the writer came to prominence--producing the stories, satires, parodies, and other formal experiments that altered fiction as we know it--and wrote many of the most beautiful sentences in the English language.

Due to the unfortunate discontinuance of many of Barthelme's titles, 60 Stories now stands as one of the broadest overviews of his work, containing selections from eight previously published books, as well as a number of other short works that had been otherwise uncollected.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Anthologies (non-poetry)
  • ISBN: 9780141180939



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I'm making my way through this book in between others. It's mind-dissolving. I love it.

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I've been reading through these for the past couple weeks, picking out good ones like berries.<br/><br/>About a third of these are too rambling or incoherent to understand, but the rest, as a general rule, are brilliant. My favorites are the Balloon, Robert Kennedy, the Captured Woman, On Angels, Cortes and Montezuma, and The Death of Edward Lear.

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