Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme

Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme

Tracy Daugherty

A NEW YORK instances publication REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE

During his fifty-eight-year lifetime Donald Barthelme released a couple of hundred brief tales within the New Yorker and authored 16 books.  He was once a latest and pal of Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Pynchon, Susan Sontag, and Norman Mailer, and has obtained contemporary tributes from Dave Eggers and George Saunders.  He had a risky inner most existence and his look for a spot in American letters took him around the state, in short to Denmark, and during a number of occupations.  whilst he wasn't hiding, he used to be passionately looking and living.  Barthelme's writing is a found-art-style mixture of popular culture and excessive literature that's unusually humorous and playful.  This "excellent biography" (The New Yorker) "pursue[s] Barthelme's artwork to its shuddering center. . . . the passion is catching" (The Wall road Journal).

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