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9 edition of John Barth found in the catalog.

John Barth

the comic sublimity of paradox.

by Jac Tharpe

  • 180 Want to read
  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Southern Illinois University Press in Carbondale .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Barth, John, 1930- -- Humor,
  • Humorous stories, American -- History and criticism,
  • Sublime, The, in literature,
  • Comic, The, in literature,
  • Paradox in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 121-124.

    StatementWith a pref. by Harry T. Moore.
    GenreHumor.
    SeriesCrosscurrents/modern critiques
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3552.A75 Z9
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 133 p.
    Number of Pages133
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5050954M
    ISBN 100809307022
    LC Control Number74012263

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    Your favorite John Barth novel? The Sot-Weed Factor is pretty insane all told. I think in all honesty I still prefer how compact, innovative, and downright well-written The Floating Opera is compared to his sprawling and completely insane TSWF, but I do heavily respect all the knowledge and study that went into the creation of TSWF. John Barth was born on , in Cambridge, Maryland. As a student at Johns Hopkins University he was fascinated by Oriental tale-cycles and medieval collections, a body of literature that would later influence his own writing. He received his BA .

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