Book List:23 titles
  • John Barth, a moderately successful novelist just turned sixty, decides to take a sail on Chesapeake Bay with his wife, but a tropical storm forces them deep into the Maryland tidal marshes. Lost, Barth takes out his dinghy to search for a way home, ...


  • 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 ...


  • John Barth stays true to form in Every Third Thought, written from the perspective of a character Barth introduced in his short story collection The Development.George I. Newett and his wife Amanda Todd lived in the gated community of Heron Bay Estat...


  • The year is 2045 and a well respected newspaper columnist, David Cohen, is offered a once in a lifetime assignment. David is accustomed to his somewhat mundane lifestyle, and suddenly finds himself in unfamiliar territory and danger. David is despera...


  • From one of our most celebrated masters, a touching, comic, deeply humane collection of linked stories about surprising developments in a gated community "I find myself inclined to set down for whomever, before my memory goes kaput altogether, som...


  • From the acclaimed John Barth, "one of the greatest novelists of our time" (Washington Post Book World) and "a master of language" (Chicago Sun-Times), comes a lively triad of tales that delight in the many possibilities of language and its users.The...


  • The Book of Ten Nights and a Night offers both a keen introduction to the genius of John Barth and a deeply human argument for the enduring value of literature. Gathering stories written throughout this postmodern master's long career, the collection...


  • An extended essay adapted from a speech given by Barth at Washington College's Miller Library in October 1992, at a celebration of its 200,000th volume. Illustrated with linoleum cuts by Mary Rhinelander....


  • In this novelistic romp that is by turns hilarious and brilliant, John Barth spoofs his own place in the pantheon of contemporary fiction and the generation of writers who have followed his literary trailblazing. Coming Soon!!! is the tale of two wri...






  • Using the venerable literary device of the bedtime story, which links fictions as different as The Arabian Nights and Charlotte's Web, John Barth ingeniously interweaves stories from an ongoing, high-spirited but deadly serious nocturnal game of tale...


  • From the National Book Award Winner and author of The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor comes a novel about a middle-aged writer setting off on a voyage with a sole crewmate--his lover, friend, and wife. Reprint....


  • 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 ...


  • 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 fantas...








  • George Giles encounters new people and ideas as he ascends from a goat farm to the position of Grand Tutor of the human university....



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