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City Life by Donald Barthelme

City Life (original 1970; edition 1976)

by Donald Barthelme

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Title:City Life
Authors:Donald Barthelme
Info:New York : Bantam Books [1976, c1971] Paperback ; 173 p. ; 18 cm. = = = First published 1970 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. = = =
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City Life by Donald Barthelme (1970)

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I read this book in the early 1970's and was singularly impressed with it. This is the same time that I discovered Borges. The story, "The Glass Mountain", has stayed in my head for forty years. I will try to find this book again. My liking of urban life and some postmodern literature contribute to my wanting to restore this to my library. ( )
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