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Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme…

Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme

by Tracy Daugherty

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This is a great read for anyone who loves the writing of Donald Barthelme and/or would like to know about his life. It really covers everything and I so wish I had known all of this about him when he was alive, and I slightly knew him! ( )
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In the 1960s Donald Barthelme came to prominence as the leader of the Postmodern movement. He was a fixture at the New Yorker, publishing more than 100 short stories, including such masterpieces as "Me and Miss Mandible," the tale of a thirty-five-year-old sent to elementary school by clerical error, and "A Shower of Gold,"in which a sculptor agrees to appear on the existentialist game show Who Am I? He had a dynamic relationship with his father that influenced much of his fiction. He worked as an editor, a designer, a curator, a news reporter, and a teacher. He was at the forefront of literary Greenwich Village which saw him develop lasting friendships with Thomas Pynchon, Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Wolfe, Grace Paley, and Norman Mailer. Married four times, he had a volatile private life. He died of cancer in 1989. The recipient of many prestigious literary awards, he is best remembered for the classic novels Snow White, The Dead Father, and many short stories, all of which remain in print today.  This is the first biography of Donald Barthelme, and it is nothing short of a masterpiece.

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Examines in detail the life and work of the influential American writer, his creation of his most well known stories, and his relationships with such prominent contemporaries as Thomas Pynchon, Kurt Vonnegut, and Tom Wolfe.

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