Not-Knowing: The Essays and Interviews of Donald Barthelme () is a collection of essays and interviews with Donald Barthelme. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Not-Knowing: The Essays and Interviews of Donald Barthelme Paperback. Donald Barthelme. When Donald Barthelme died at the age of 54, he was perhaps the most imitated (if not emulated) practitioner of American literature. Caustic, slyly observant.

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The interviews are almost maddeningly unedited. Write hot customer review. Not-Knowing amounts to the posthumous manifesto of one of our premier literary modernists. You do cut out some readers by idiosyncrasies of form. Sean Johnston rated it it was amazing Jul 20, Instill a student, he wrote his first articles for the Houston Post. Is the new generation of writers more concerned than their predecessors with politics, economics, and social bartjelme The upper class owns the world and thus needs know no more about the world than is necessary for its orderly exploitation.


There’s a witty takedown of a John Kenneth Galbraith novel.

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With his third wife Birgit, a Dane, he had his first child, a daughter named Anne, and near the end of his life he married Marion, with knwing he had his second daughter, Kate. Katie rated it really liked it May 08, We are a little lower than the angels, true, but notice that we can get along without that suspect radiance, equal parts paint and literature, on which the angels batrhelme so heavily.

Not in the same way. Marion and Donald remained wed until his death from throat cancer.

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The Teachings of Don B. I think there are lowered expectations, not aesthetic expectations for the work, but lowered expectations in terms of life. There are also many short pieces from the New Yorker and a few other publications: It seems now quite an eccentric demand.


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This is a rich and eclectic selection of work brathelme the man Robert Coover has called “one of the great citizens of contemporary world letters.

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If you are a fan, you’ll love this. Nov 23, Miguel marked it as to-read. No doubt this willingness is linked to Barthelme’s work as a professor of creative writing. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Anyway, she was put in a cell with a woman who was in that other business, and that woman asked her what she was in for, and my pal told her.

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