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John Barth is an amazingly versatile nov-elist who has attempted every imaginable fictional genre from word games to a tale told by a computer. Jac Tharpe's brilliant analysis is the first and only comprehen-sive study to date to attempt to chart Barth's philosophical, comic, and stylistic development.?Ranging through the entire corpus of Barth's work?The Floating Opera, The End of the Road, The Sot-Weed Factor, Giles Goat-Boy, Lost in the Funhouse, and Chimera?Tharpe assesses Barth's achievement as a completely intellectual yet marvelously carnal comic writer. Es-pecially valuable is his investigation of Barth's language and artistic technique. criticism and theory,genres and styles,history and criticism,humor,humor and entertainment,literature and fiction,regional and cultural,theories of humor Humor & Entertainment, Southern Illinois University Press
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1974, ISBN: 0809307022
[EAN: 9780809307029], [PU: Southern Illinois University Press], Good/No Jacket null 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall 0-8093-0702-2 Ex-Library Library removed cardholder page; pencil underlining & markings.
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John Barth: The Comic Sublimity of Paradox (Crosscurrents/Modern Critiques)
Details of the book - John Barth: The Comic Sublimity of Paradox (Crosscurrents/Modern Critiques)
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0809307022
Publishing year: 1974
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
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