Chimera by John Barth

Chimera is a 1972 novel in the form of three loosely connected novellas by John Barth. The novellas are Dunyazadiad, Perseid and Bellerophoniad, the eponyms of which are Dunyazad, Perseus and Bellerophon, the last of whom slew the Chimera. This work exemplifies postmodernism, with several Q&A sessions and three diagrams (all in Bellerophoniad). Chimera won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1973.

The 1922nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - National Book Award - Fiction (National Book Foundation)
  2. - Donald Barthelme’s Reading List (Believer Mag)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Chimera Hardcover 2703884 $102.23 $3.90
Chimera Paperback 1885048 $21.70 $5.94 2001
Chimera Paperback 2436382 $12.97 $0.15
Chimera Hardcover 2141684 $69.05 $6.99 1972
Chimera Audible Audio Edition 96035 $21.95 2011
Chimera Hardcover 5488763 $85.00 $1.98
Chimera Mass Market Paperback 1433376 $91.54 $0.92 1981
Chimera (American Literature) Paperback 1249328 $11.05 $11.05 2015
Chimera Mass Market Paperback 1307605 $39.98 $1.32 1985
Chimera Paperback 2907290 $27.99 $1.36 2001