Wednesday, February 13, 2008


The new issue of Bookforum includes an article by James Walcott on the influence of and upcoming publications by the late, great Donald Barthelme.

I'm particularly fond of Not-Knowing and really happy to see it back in print.

This is Timothy Hutton reading a little Barthelme. (Remember these MTV bumpers? Lou Reed read a bit of MacBeth in one, I seem to recall. And someone else reading Kafka's The Metamorphosis.)

Here are two of my favorite Barthelme stories:


"Me and Miss Madible"

And here's a really good essay on Barthelme's Syllabus by Kevin Moffett.


One more. Here's the amazing Donald Antrim reading "I Bought a Little City."

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