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Sixty Stories 1,431 copies, 15 reviews
Forty Stories 852 copies, 11 reviews
Snow White 753 copies, 9 reviews
The Dead Father 649 copies, 6 reviews
The King 327 copies, 2 reviews
Come Back, Dr. Caligari 272 copies, 2 reviews
City Life 232 copies, 5 reviews
Paradise 216 copies, 3 reviews
Amateurs 176 copies, 5 reviews
Sadness 143 copies, 3 reviews
Guilty Pleasures 95 copies, 3 reviews
Great Days 82 copies, 1 review
Sam's Bar 16 copies
41 verhalen 7 copies
The Balloon 7 copies, 1 review
I Bought a Little City 5 copies, 1 review
Game 4 copies, 1 review
The Glass Mountain 4 copies, 1 review
Presents 4 copies
Concerning the Bodyguard 3 copies, 1 review
The School [short story] 2 copies, 1 review
Dilettanti 2 copies
Paraguay 2 copies, 1 review
Swallowing 1 copy, 1 review
Shower of Gold 1 copy, 1 review
Regele 1 copy
Zombies 1 copy, 1 review
[No title] 1 copy
The Photographs 1 copy, 1 review
Voltiges 1 copy
Contact 7 1 copy
Emeraude 1 copy
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (Contributor) 1,386 copies, 9 reviews
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (Contributor) 333 copies, 1 review
Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (Contributor) 332 copies, 5 reviews
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (Contributor) 319 copies, 6 reviews
The Portable Sixties Reader (Contributor) 289 copies, 2 reviews
Best of Modern Humor (Contributor) 257 copies, 1 review
Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology (Contributor) 254 copies, 1 review
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (Contributor) 183 copies, 1 review
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (Contributor) 181 copies, 4 reviews
SF12 (Contributor) 114 copies
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (Contributor) 92 copies, 1 review
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (Contributor) 83 copies
Science Fiction: The Future (Contributor) 77 copies, 1 review
American Short Stories (Contributor, some editions) 74 copies
Best SF: 1971 (Contributor) 74 copies
The Best American Essays 1986 (Contributor) 62 copies, 1 review
Granta 1: New American Writing (Contributor) 36 copies, 1 review
The Best American Short Stories 1980 (Contributor) 28 copies
Hot and Cool: Jazz Short Stories (Contributor) 24 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (Contributor) 22 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (Contributor) 18 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1975 (Contributor) 12 copies
Fiction, Volume 1, Number 1 (Contributor) 1 copy
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Donald Barthelme was born in 1931 in Philadelphia. He was a longtime contributor to The New Yorker, winner of a National Book Award, a director of PEN and the Author's Guild, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His sixteen books -- including Snow White, The Dead Father, and City Life -- substantially redefined American short fiction for our time. In 1972 he won the National Book Award for children's literature for The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine of the Hithering Thithering Djinn. He died in 1989.
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