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A Reader's Guide to John Barth
     

A Reader's Guide to John Barth

by Zack Bowen, Zack Bowen
 
Barth's complex, controversial models of ideas are interpreted to guide the intelligent first reader through these virtuoso presentations of the narrative process. Explicating the text with attention to published criticism on Barth and to Barth's own published literary theory as well as the theory intrinsic to the novels, Zack Bowen carefully builds an informed

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Barth's complex, controversial models of ideas are interpreted to guide the intelligent first reader through these virtuoso presentations of the narrative process. Explicating the text with attention to published criticism on Barth and to Barth's own published literary theory as well as the theory intrinsic to the novels, Zack Bowen carefully builds an informed perspective on the fiction. Each of the ten major works is considered separately but with references to ideas and patterns discernible in other Barth works. Selected recurring themes and techniques and a biographical note are included in the appendixes. Bowen surveys the most valuable criticism as part of his introduction and provides a substantial bibliography of books and articles on the body of work, the individual works, and Barth's other publications and interviews.

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An introduction to the novels of the contemporary American writer, for new readers. Bowen (English, U. of Miami) considers each of Barth's ten major works separately, but refers to themes and patterns discernible in other works as well. He surveys the important criticism before proffering his own perspectives, and includes a detailed primary bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313279782
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1993
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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