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Total pages original book: 272
Includes a PDF summary of 30 pages
Duration of the summary (audio): 23M18S (6 MB)
Description or summary of the audiobook: William H. Gass has written of Donald Barthelme that 'he has permanently enlarged our perception of the possibilities open to short fiction.' In Forty Stories, the companion volume to Sixty Stories, we encounter a dazzling array of subjects: Paul Klee, Goethe, Captain Blood, modern courtship, marriage and divorce, armadillos, and other unique Barthelmean flights of fancy. These pithy, brilliantly acerbic pieces tangle with the ludicrous, pose questions that remain unresolved, and challenge familiar bits of language heretofore unexamined. Forty Stories demonstrates Barthelme's unrivaled ability to surprise, to stimulate, and to explore. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Other categories, genre or collection: Anthologies (non-poetry), Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story Books
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