Snow White [NOOK Book]

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An inventive, satiric modern retelling of the classic fairy tale provides an incisive and biting commentary on the absurdities and complexities of modern life.

In Snow White, Donald Barthelme subjects the traditional fairy tale to postmodern aesthetics. In the novel, the seven dwarves are men who live communally with Snow White and earn a living by washing buildings and making Chinese baby food. Snow White ...
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Snow White

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Overview

An inventive, satiric modern retelling of the classic fairy tale provides an incisive and biting commentary on the absurdities and complexities of modern life.

In Snow White, Donald Barthelme subjects the traditional fairy tale to postmodern aesthetics. In the novel, the seven dwarves are men who live communally with Snow White and earn a living by washing buildings and making Chinese baby food. Snow White quotes Mao and the dwarves grapple with low self-esteem in this raucous retelling of the classic tale.
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Webster Schott
"Probably the most perversely gifted writer in the United States, Donald Barthalmy has created a new form of fiction...Snow White has everything, including William Burrough's cut ups, words posing as paintings, ribbled social commentary, crazy aesthetic experiments, and comedy that smashes." -- Life
Jack Kroll
"We hear the singing dwarfs of our childhood, in the voice of a splendid writer who knows how to turn spiritual delimma into logic, and how to turn that logic into comedy which is the true wise-ed up story of our time." -- Newsweek
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439144404
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 1/29/2013
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 357,487
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

(April 7, 1931 – July 23, 1989) was an American author known for his playful, postmodernist style of short fiction. Barthelme also worked as a newspaper reporter for the Houston Post, was managing editor of Location magazine, director of the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston (1961–1962), co-founder of Fiction (with Mark Mirsky and the assistance of Max and Marianne Frisch), and a professor at various universities. He also was one of the original founders of the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.
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