The Beastly Beatitudes of Donald B.
Newly published stories remind us that Donald Barthelme's antic fiction influenced a generation of post-postmodernists.
The Teachings of Don B.
by Donald Barthelme
$15.00 List Price
Donald Barthelme was the Stephen Sondheim of haute fiction—a dexterous assembler of witty, mordant, intricate devices that, once exploded, exposed the sawdust and stuffing of traditional forms. His stories weren't finely rendered portrait studies in human behavior or autobiographical reveries à la Johns Updike and Cheever, but a row of boutiques showcasing his latest pranks, confections, gadgets, and Max Ernst/Monty
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