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John Barth (1930–2024)

Auteur van The Sot-Weed Factor

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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 toon meer 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) toon minder

Werken van John Barth

The Sot-Weed Factor (1960) 2,106 exemplaren
Lost in the Funhouse (1968) 1,554 exemplaren
Giles Goat-Boy (1966) 1,314 exemplaren
Chimera (1972) 998 exemplaren
The Floating Opera (1956) 760 exemplaren
The End of the Road (1958) 622 exemplaren
Letters (1979) 386 exemplaren
Sabbatical: A Romance (1982) 362 exemplaren
The Tidewater Tales (1987) 337 exemplaren
On with the Story: Stories (1996) 195 exemplaren
The Friday Book (1984) 178 exemplaren
Coming Soon!!!: A Narrative (2001) 178 exemplaren
Once upon a Time: A Floating Opera (1994) 162 exemplaren
The Development (2008) 125 exemplaren
Where Three Roads Meet: Novellas (2005) 94 exemplaren
Final Fridays (2012) 35 exemplaren
Browsing (2004) 12 exemplaren
Life-Story {story} 2 exemplaren
Yüzen Opera ve Yolun Sonu (2016) 1 exemplaar
Barth John 1 exemplaar
Toga Party 1 exemplaar
Writer's Choice 1 exemplaar

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