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Product Description: A National Book Award winner offers his most inventive novel to date. Journalist Simon Behler finds himself in the house of Sinbad the Sailor after being washed ashore during a sea-going adventure. Over the course of six evenings, the two take turns recounting their voyages in a brilliantly entertaining weave of stories within stories...read more

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9780316082518 | Little Brown & Co, January 1, 1991, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: While retracing the legendary voyages of Sindbad the Sailor, journalist Simon William Behler finds himself in Sindbad's household in medieval Baghdad and competes with Sindbad in a storytelling marathon in the hopes of finding a way back to the modern world

Paperback:

9781564788511 | Dalkey Archive Pr, May 13, 2016, cover price $21.00 | About this edition: A National Book Award winner offers his most inventive novel to date.
9780385422208 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, February 1, 1992), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: A National Book Award winner offers his most inventive novel to date.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781558003989 | Dove Entertainment Inc, March 1, 1991, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Barth, John

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Product Description: Tell me a story! Katherine Shorter Sherritt Sagamore orders her husband Peter Sagamore -- and so lets loose a flood of tales that floats them both past encounteres with their own lives and loves, entanglements with the CIA and toxic waste, and fantastically inventive brushes with some of the greatest characters of all time, including updated versions of Don Quixote, Odysseus, and Scheherazade...read more

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9781564788504 | Dalkey Archive Pr, May 13, 2016, cover price $21.00 | About this edition: Tell me a story!
9780449902936 | Reprint edition (Fawcett Books, December 1, 1992), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: As they cruise around Chesapeake Bay aboard their sailboat, Peter Sagamore and his very pregnant wife, Katherine, reveal the stories of their past and present

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Product Description: John Barth, a moderately successful novelist just turned sixty, decides to take a sail on Chesapeake Bay with his wife, but a tropical storm forces them deep into the Maryland tidal marshes. Lost, Barth takes out his dinghy to search for a way home, but becomes embarked instead on a quest through the murkier regions of his own memory―a semi-memoir, staged as an operatic cruise through desire, vocation, despair, love, marriage, selves, and counterselves...read more

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9780316082624 | Little Brown & Co, May 1, 1994, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: The novelist presents a fictionalized account of his life, staged as an operatic cruise through memory, desire, vocation, and that life's adventures, despairs, loves, marriages, selves, and counterselves

Paperback:

9781628971279 | Dalkey Archive Pr, December 18, 2015, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: John Barth, a moderately successful novelist just turned sixty, decides to take a sail on Chesapeake Bay with his wife, but a tropical storm forces them deep into the Maryland tidal marshes.
9780316082587 | Reprint edition (Little Brown & Co, August 1, 1995), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: The novelist presents a fictionalized account of his life, staged as an operatic cruise through memory, desire, vocation, and that life's adventures, despairs, loves, marriages, selves, and counterselves

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Product Description: A National Book Award winner, this bawdy, comic trio of novellas finds John Barth injecting his signature wit into three tales many times told: that of Scheherazade, storyteller of the Thousand and One Nights; of Perseus, slayer of Medusa; and of Bellerophon, rider of Pegasus and slayer of the Chimera...read more

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9780394481395 | Random House Inc, September 1, 1972, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: The comic adventures of Dunyazade, Perseus, and Bellerophon reveal the author's thought on the nature of a hero and relationships between men and women

Paperback:

9781628971286 | Reissue edition (Dalkey Archive Pr, December 18, 2015), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: A National Book Award winner, this bawdy, comic trio of novellas finds John Barth injecting his signature wit into three tales many times told: that of Scheherazade, storyteller of the Thousand and One Nights; of Perseus, slayer of Medusa; and of Bellerophon, rider of Pegasus and slayer of the Chimera.
9780618131709 | 1 edition (Mariner Books, November 20, 2001), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: The comic adventures of Dunyazade, Perseus, and Bellerophon reveal the author's thoughts on the nature of a hero and relationships between men and women.
9780449211137 | Reissue edition (Fawcett Books, September 1, 1989), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: "Rich, hilarious .

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Product Description: When John Barth’s Lost in the Funhouse appeared in 1968, American fiction was turned on its head. Barth’s writing was not a response to the realistic fiction that characterized American literature at the time; it beckoned back to the founders of the novel: Cervantes, Rabelais, and Sterne, echoing their playfulness and reflecting the freedom inherent in the writing of fiction...read more

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9781628970951 | Dalkey Archive Pr, October 30, 2015, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: When John Barth’s Lost in the Funhouse appeared in 1968, American fiction was turned on its head.

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Product Description: Written when John Barth was 24 years old, The Floating Opera is his first novel, published in 1957. It is a first-person reminiscence of the day Todd Andrews decided to commit suicide. Having picked up some sense of the French Existentialist writers from the postwar Zeitgeist, this novel questions life's value through the eyes of a 37-year-old man...read more

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9781564789181 | Dalkey Archive Pr, October 30, 2015, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Written when John Barth was 24 years old, The Floating Opera is his first novel, published in 1957.
9780425065396, titled "Starship Sapphire" | Berkley Pub Group, January 1, 1984, cover price $2.50 | also contains Starship Sapphire | About this edition: Fiction

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Product Description: John Barth stays true to form in Every Third Thought, written from the perspective of a character Barth introduced in his short story collection The Development.George I. Newett and his wife Amanda Todd lived in the gated community of Heron Bay Estates until its destruction by a fluke tornado...read more

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9781582437552 | Counterpoint, October 11, 2011, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: John Barth stays true to form in Every Third Thought, written from the perspective of a character Barth introduced in his short story collection The Development.

Paperback:

9781619020122 | Counterpoint, October 16, 2012, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: John Barth stays true to form in Every Third Thought, written from the perspective of a character Barth introduced in his short story collection The Development.

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Product Description: For decades, acclaimed author John Barth has strayed from his Monday-through-Thursday-morning routine of fiction-writing and dedicated Friday mornings to the muse of nonfiction. The result is Final Fridays, his third essay collection, following The Friday Book (1984) and Further Fridays (1995)...read more

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9781582437569 | Counterpoint, April 17, 2012, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: For decades, acclaimed author John Barth has strayed from his Monday-through-Thursday-morning routine of fiction-writing and dedicated Friday mornings to the muse of nonfiction.

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Product Description: Volume two in a collection of tales representing distinctive genres- from fairy tales to erotica-revealing the customs and societies in the medieval Middle East, as told by the mythic Sheherazade.
By John Barth (introduced by), Sir Richard F. Burton (trans) and Jack David Zipes (adapted by)

Paperback:

9780451531483 | Reprint edition (Signet Classic, February 1, 2010), cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Volume two in a collection of tales representing distinctive genres- from fairy tales to erotica-revealing the customs and societies in the medieval Middle East, as told by the mythic Sheherazade.

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Product Description: “I find myself inclined to set down for whomever, before my memory goes kaput altogether, some account of our little community, in particular of what Margie and I consider to have been its most interesting hour: the summer of the Peeping Tom...read more

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9780547072487 | Houghton Mifflin, October 7, 2008, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: From one of our most celebrated masters, a touching, comic, deeply humane collection of linked stories about surprising developments in a gated community“I find myself inclined to set down for whomever, before my memory goes kaput altogether, some account of our little community, in particular of what Margie and I consider to have been its most interesting hour: the summer of the Peeping Tom.

Paperback:

9780547394503 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, October 18, 2010), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: “I find myself inclined to set down for whomever, before my memory goes kaput altogether, some account of our little community, in particular of what Margie and I consider to have been its most interesting hour: the summer of the Peeping Tom.

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Product Description: The wildly varied essays in Not-Knowing combine to form a posthumous manifesto of one of America’s masters of literary experiment. Here are Barthelme’s thoughts on writing (his own and others); his observations on art, architecture, film, and city life; interviews, including two previously unpublished; and meditations on everything from Superman III to the art of rendering “Melancholy Baby” on jazz banjolele...read more
By John Barth (introduced by)

Paperback:

9781593761738 | Counterpoint, January 28, 2008, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The wildly varied essays in Not-Knowing combine to form a posthumous manifesto of one of America’s masters of literary experiment.

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Exploring the themes of heroism, sex, and death, a trio of novellas by the critically acclaimed author of Chimera includes 'Tell Me,' about a young undergraduate's initiation into the mysteries of love, life, and the Heroic Cycle; 'I've Been Told,' which traces the history of storytelling; and 'As I Was Saying,' in which three elderly sisters record their services for a notorious and missing novelist. Reprint.

Paperback:

9780618773428 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, December 4, 2006), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Exploring the themes of heroism, sex, and death, a trio of novellas by the critically acclaimed author of Chimera includes 'Tell Me,' about a young undergraduate's initiation into the mysteries of love, life, and the Heroic Cycle; 'I've Been Told,' which traces the history of storytelling; and 'As I Was Saying,' in which three elderly sisters record their services for a notorious and missing novelist.

Miscellaneous:

9780547349114 | Houghton Mifflin, December 4, 2006, cover price $12.95

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Exploring the themes of heroism, sex, and death, a trio of novellas by the critically acclaimed author of Chimera includes 'Tell Me,' about a young undergraduate's initiation into the mysteries of love, life, and the Heroic Cycle; 'I've Been Told,' which traces the history of storytelling; and 'As I Was Saying,' in which three elderly sisters record their services for a notorious and missing novelist.

Hardcover:

9780618610167 | Houghton Mifflin, November 21, 2005, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Exploring the themes of heroism, sex, and death, a trio of novellas by the critically acclaimed author of Chimera includes 'Tell Me,' about a young undergraduate's initiation into the mysteries of love, life, and the Heroic Cycle; 'I've Been Told,' which traces the history of storytelling; and 'As I Was Saying,' in which three elderly sisters record their services for a notorious and missing novelist.

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The sixteenth book and third collection of stories by the critically acclaimed author of Chimera explores a wide variety of narrative approaches, including stories within stories, while also playfully examining the power of language in everyday life. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780618405664 | Houghton Mifflin, April 1, 2004, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: A collection of stories explores a wide variety of narrative approaches, including stories within stories, while also examining the playful power of language in everyday life.

Paperback:

9780618562084 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, May 19, 2005), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The sixteenth book and third collection of stories by the critically acclaimed author of Chimera explores a wide variety of narrative approaches, including stories within stories, while also playfully examining the power of language in everyday life.

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A superlative anthology of short fiction presents the best examples of the genre from the twenty-five years of the series, with contributions from Robley Wilson, Frances Sherwood, Jean McGarry, Judith Grossman, Stephen Dixon, Guy Davenport, Avery Chenoweth, Steve Barthelme, and other writers. Simultaneous.
By John Barth (foreword by), John T. Irwin (editor) and Jean McGarry (editor)

Hardcover:

9780801881770 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, April 8, 2005, cover price $33.00 | About this edition: A superlative anthology of short fiction presents the best examples of the genre from the twenty-five years of the series, with contributions from Robley Wilson, Frances Sherwood, Jean McGarry, Judith Grossman, Stephen Dixon, Guy Davenport, Avery Chenoweth, Steve Barthelme, and other writers.

Paperback:

9780801881787 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, April 8, 2005, cover price $20.95 | About this edition: A superlative anthology of short fiction presents the best examples of the genre from the twenty-five years of the series, with contributions from Robley Wilson, Frances Sherwood, Jean McGarry, Judith Grossman, Stephen Dixon, Guy Davenport, Avery Chenoweth, Steve Barthelme, and other writers.

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Two writers, a retiring novelist and an aspiring writer of hypertext, compete to create a novel of a floating opera and explore the cultural lines between print and electronic fiction, and modernism and postmoderism. Reprint.

Paperback:

9780618257300 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, October 22, 2002), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Two writers, a retiring novelist and an aspiring writer of hypertext, compete to create a novel of a floating opera and explore the cultural lines between print and electronic fiction, and modernism and postmoderism.
9781903809464 | Atlantic Books, March 4, 2002, cover price $24.65 | About this edition: In a novelistic romp that is by turns hilarious and brilliant, John Barth, the dean of postmodern fiction, spoofs his own place in the pantheon of contemporary fiction and the generation of writers who have followed in the wake of his literary trailblazing.

While retracing the legendary voyages of Sindbad the Sailor, journalist Simon William Behler finds himself in Sindbad's household in medieval Baghdad and competes with Sindbad in a storytelling marathon in the hopes of finding way back to the modern world. Reprint. (view table of contents)

Paperback:

9780618131716 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, November 20, 2001), cover price $30.95 | About this edition: While retracing the legendary voyages of Sindbad the Sailor, journalist Simon William Behler finds himself in Sindbad's household in medieval Baghdad and competes with Sindbad in a storytelling marathon in the hopes of finding way back to the modern world.

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Two writers, a retiring novelist and an aspiring writer of hypertext, compete to create a novel of a floating opera and explore the cultural lines between print and electronic fiction, and modernism and postmoderism. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780618131655 | Houghton Mifflin, November 1, 2001, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Two writers, a retiring novelist and an aspiring writer of hypertext, compete to create a novel of a floating opera and explore the cultural lines between print and electronic fiction, and modernism and postmoderism.

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Product Description: This book applies interdisciplinary theories of spatial dynamics to an exploration of heterotopic sites: real sites that hold special cultural functions. American transcendentalist thought influenced how some writers conceptualized real spaces in print...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780838754016 | Bucknell Univ Pr, June 1, 2000, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: This book applies interdisciplinary theories of spatial dynamics to an exploration of heterotopic sites: real sites that hold special cultural functions.

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The second collection of the late writer's nonfiction includes his uncollected essays--some of them from The New Yorker magazine--as well as several previously unpublished interviews, encompassing his views on art, film, and city life. (view table of contents)
By John Barth (introduced by), Donald Barthelme and Kim Herzinger (editor)

Hardcover:

9780679409830 | 1 edition (Random House Inc, August 1, 1997), cover price $27.50 | About this edition: The second collection of the late writer's nonfiction includes his uncollected essays--some from the New Yorker magazine--as well as several previously unpublished interviews, encompassing his views on art, film, and city life

Presented as a dozen tales exchanged by a middle-aged couple on vacation, an anthology of short stories explores the connections between language and thought, art and science, and life and love

Hardcover:

9780316082631 | Little Brown & Co, July 1, 1996, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Presented as a dozen tales exchanged by a middle-aged couple on vacation, an anthology of short stories explores the connections between language and thought, art and science, and life and love

Paperback:

9780316083591 | Reprint edition (Back Bay Books, June 1, 1997), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Presented as a dozen tales exchanged by a middle-aged couple on vacation, an anthology of short stories explores the connections between language and thought, art and science, and life and love

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Product Description: "Tell me a story..." Katherine Shorter Sherritt Sagamore, 8 1/2 months pregnant, is a blue-blooded library scientist and founding mother of the American Society for the Preservation of Storytelling. Her husband Peter, 8 1/2 months nervous, is a blue-collar storyteller with a penchant for brevity...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780399132476 | Putnam Pub Group, June 1, 1987, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: As they cruise around Chesapeake Bay aboard their sailboat, Peter Sagamore and his very pregnant wife, Katherine, reveal the stories of their past and present

Paperback:

9780801855566 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, February 15, 1997, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: "Tell me a story.
9780030511660, titled "Design Principles and Problems" | Harcourt School, March 1, 1984, cover price $48.55 | also contains Design Principles and Problems

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Product Description: "Whether discussing modernism, postmodernism, semiotics, Homer, Cervantes, Borges, blue crabs or osprey nests, Barth demonstrates an enthusiasm for the life of the mind, a joy in thinking (and in expressing those thoughts) that becomes contagious...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Paperback:

9780801855573 | Reprint edition (Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, February 1, 1997), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: "Whether discussing modernism, postmodernism, semiotics, Homer, Cervantes, Borges, blue crabs or osprey nests, Barth demonstrates an enthusiasm for the life of the mind, a joy in thinking (and in expressing those thoughts) that becomes contagious.

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Product Description: Subtitled “a romance,” Sabbatical is the story of Susan Rachel Allan Seckler, a sharp young associate professor of early American literature―part Jewish, part Gypsy, and possibly descended from Edgar Allan Poe―and her husband Fenwick Scott Key Turner, a 50-year-old ex-CIA officer currently between careers, a direct descendant of the author of “The Star Spangled Banner” and himself the author of a troublemaking book about his former employer...read more

Hardcover:

9780399127175 | Putnam Pub Group, February 1, 1984, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: The story of a young associate professor of early American literature and her husband, a fifty-year-old ex-CIA officer, and their life aboard a cruising sailboat

Paperback:

9781564780966 | Reprint edition (Dalkey Archive Pr, August 1, 1996), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Subtitled “a romance,” Sabbatical is the story of Susan Rachel Allan Seckler, a sharp young associate professor of early American literature―part Jewish, part Gypsy, and possibly descended from Edgar Allan Poe―and her husband Fenwick Scott Key Turner, a 50-year-old ex-CIA officer currently between careers, a direct descendant of the author of “The Star Spangled Banner” and himself the author of a troublemaking book about his former employer.
9780140066197 | Viking Pr, May 1, 1983, cover price $5.95 | About this edition: The story of a young associate professor of early American literature and her husband, a fifty-year-old ex-CIA officer, and their life aboard a cruising sailboat

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