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John Barth : a body of words / edited by Gabrielle Dean & Charles B. Harris.
Victoria, TX : Dalkey Archive Press, 2016.
xix, 394 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Barth, John 1930-
Criticism and interpretation
Dean, Gabrielle N.
Harris, Charles B.
"For the past half-century, John Barth has been recognized as our quintessential postmodernist and praised as one of the best writers “we have ever had” (New York Times Book Review). In this unique collection, thirty-six writers and critics look back at Barth's career, providing a deeper understanding of his books as well as privileged glimpses into the man behind the books. John Barth: A Body of Words is a bit of a chimera: a tripartite hybrid of tributes and reminiscences from friends, colleagues, fellow writers, and former students; a sheaf of cutting-edge scholarly essays; and a triadic conclusion comprising a description of the Sheridan Libraries Barth Collection, a rare recording of a 1966 public reading by Barth, and a two-part radio interview with him. At once a Festschrift, an assemblage of academic essays written to honor a colleague, and a liber amicorum, this volume provides Barth's critics, students, and fans with an essential vade mecum to his life and works." -- Publisher's website
Includes bibliographical references and index.
9781564788696 ((pbk. ; : acid-free paper))
1564788695 ((pbk. ; : acid-free paper))
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