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 fatherhood, hauled by a small group of people as the plot unravels through narratives, anecdotes, dialogues, reflexions and allegories presented to the reader through the tools and constructions of postmodern literature, in which the author excelled as a short story writer. Chapter 17 includes an adapted version of a previously published short story, "A Manual for Sons", that is much in the style and character of the novel.

The 1494th greatest fiction book of all time


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El padre muerto (Narrativa Sexto Piso) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 19399120 $18.26 $13.56 2009
Dead Father Paperback 11008015 $69.99 $1.85 1978
The Dead Father Hardcover 3877178 $43.90 $10.00
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Dead Man Logan Vol. 1: Sins of the Father Paperback 131170 $12.86 $10.21 2019
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Legally Dead : A Father and Son Bound by Murder Paperback 556417 $5.99 $3.49 2011
10,000 Miles with My Dead Father's Ashes: Or Mi Padre es Muerto en la Bolsa Paperback 1255113 $8.21 $2.34 2018
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Dead Man Logan Vol. 1: Sins Of The Father (Dead Man Logan (2018-)) Kindle Edition 91014 2019
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Dead White Guys: A Father, His Daughter and the Great Books of the Western World Kindle Edition 400026 2015
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Over My Dead Body: A Father Frank Mystery (Father Frank Mysteries) (Volume 2) Paperback 1645549 $11.95 $11.43 2015
Murdered Father, Dead Father: Revisiting the Oedipus Complex (The New Library of Psychoanalysis) Kindle Edition 1893499 2015
A Grateful Life: The life story of a husband, father, and taco loving dead head Paperback 1108776 $13.69 $14.47 2018
Dead-ik-cated: The strom before dishonor (Dead-ik-cated in the eyes of my father) Paperback 1285324 $12.95 2017
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The Dead Father (FSG Classics) Paperback 762693 $9.35 $1.89 2004
Over My Dead Body: Father Frank Mysteries, Book 2 Audible Audiobook 272096 $17.46 2016
Dead God's Due: Sins of the Fathers, Book 1 Audible Audiobook 74785 $21.99 2019
Night of the Living Dead Graphic Novel Volume 1: The Sins of the Father Hardcover 351523 $13.96 $4.16 2016
The Dead Father (FSG Classics) Kindle Edition 598396 2014
The Dead Father (Contemporary American Fiction) Paperback 7179172 $0.95 1986
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The Dead Father Paperback 7401211 $9.22 $4.16 2004
The Dead Father (Audible Modern Vanguard) Audio CD 8016910 $3.49 2010