Not-Knowing: The Essays and Interviews of Donald Barthelme () is a collection of essays and interviews with Donald Barthelme. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Not-Knowing: The Essays and Interviews of Donald Barthelme Paperback. Donald Barthelme. When Donald Barthelme died at the age of 54, he was perhaps the most imitated (if not emulated) practitioner of American literature. Caustic, slyly observant.
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Not-Knowing amounts to the posthumous manifesto of one of our premier literary modernists. We used to get up from Sunday dinner, if enough cars had parked, and run out in front of the house in a sort of chorus line, doing high kicks.
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One of the most influential writers of his generation. Open Preview See a Problem? Title essay is worth price of admission. We are always congratulating ourselves on our madness.
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Using a father and beating him—is there anything autobiographical? Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. This page was last edited on 6 Aprilat English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Not the most amazing book of essays and interviews or anything, but it gets four stars from me on the strength of the titular essay alone. I’m not saying I want him to tell us what his films “mean,” and I agree with his reluctance to ascribe meaning of David Lynch, my favorite film director, has this irritating to me habit–especially these days–of refusing to discuss his creative process.
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It speaks of a fundamental placement in relation to the work, that of a voyager in the world coming upon a strange object. He was not unlike Nabokov in this way whose own interviews were often as much informal discourses on a wide range of subjects as they were a discussion of his work.
I feel entropy—Kraus on backache is a favorite text around here. He discovers that in being simple, honest, and straightforward, nothing much happens: The reviews are a novelty, but perhaps too dated to really enjoy. I keep a workbook with stray pieces noh paper with things written on them.
David Lynch, my favorite film director, has barthelmw irritating to me habit–especially these days–of refusing to discuss his creative process. This is true, but black folks are damaged more by lousy economic policy than by racism. Plainwater rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Such a companionable volume.
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