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Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts (original 1968; edition 1969)

by Donald Barthelme

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Title:Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts
Authors:Donald Barthelme
Info:Bantam (1969), Paperback
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Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts by Donald Barthelme (1968)



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"Strings of language extend in every direction to bind the world into a rushing, ribald whole." ( )
  lawrenh | May 14, 2014 |
What a great book this is! Wonderfully bent approach to prose and plot. Impish, slightly perverse, brightly erudite. This is experimental without all the brou ha ha and posing. Reading Donald Barthelme is sheer pleasure. ( )
  abirdman | Jul 3, 2007 |
This is a great book, filled with great stories by one of America's great masters of short fiction. Hilarious, peculiar, twisted, weird, shocking, droll . . . Barthelme's confections linger in memory, whole paragraphs stand out as examples of literary genius. One isn't supposed to say it, since the Classics are always better than Moderns, but these sometimes-Kafkaesque stories strike me as far, far better than Kafka. ( )
  wirkman | Mar 24, 2007 |
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