John Barth


i don't know

>>By maria   (Monday, 5 May 2003 13:21)

i need some ideas about the fiction in lost in the funhouse

>>By maria   (Monday, 5 May 2003 13:22)


I have got an urgent question. do you by any chance know in which of the 8 chapters of Once Upon a Time, a Floating Opera has barth mentioned this sentence referring to the influence of gorge luis Borges in the gestation of Lost in the Funhouse....

"I was hard at assimilating Borges in my sunporch workroom under the failing elms on the avenue that was a variant of my name, and beginning to envision an unorthodox volume of short fiction: not a conventional collection of discrete stories, but some sort of . . . nonlinear series, maybe, certain items of which might be designed not expressly for print but for live authorial voice (a medium that my public readings had interested me in), or specifically for monophonic or stereophonic tape, or some combination of those media: a more or less high-tech reorchestration of the oral storytelling tradition."

please help me with your answer as I need it urgently!!!

Thank you :-)

>>By Mitra   (Thursday, 19 May 2005 20:02)

So does anyone out there know any authors that remind you of Barth? I'm kinda out of touch and looking for new authors.

>>By Aeshna   (Saturday, 21 Sep 2013 17:03)

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