Donald Barthelme




Donald Barthelme (April 7, 1931 – July 23, 1989) was an American short story writer and novelist 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.





The best books of all time by Donald Barthelme

  1. 1494 . The Dead Father by Donald Barthelme

    The Dead Father is a post-modernist novel by author Donald Barthelme published in 1975 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The book relates the journey of a vaguely defined entity that symbolizes fatherh...

  2. 2323 . Sixty Stories by Donald Barthelme

    Presents a collection of sixty short stories by twentieth-century American author Donald Barthelme.

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