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"Whether discussing modernism, postmodernism, semiotics, Homer, Cervantes, Borges, blue crabs or osprey nests, Barth demonstrates an enthusiasm for the life of the mind, a joy in thinking (and in expressing those thoughts) that becomes contagious... A reader leaves The Friday Book feeling intellectually fuller, verbally more adept, mentally stimulated, with algebra and fire of his own."--Washington Post
Barth's first work of nonfiction is what he calls "an arrangement of essays and occasional lectures, some previously published, most not, most on matters literary, some not, accumulated over thirty years or so of writing, teaching, and teaching writing." With the full measure of playfulness and erudition that he brings to his novels, Barth glances into his crystal ball to speculate on the future of literature and the literature of the future. He also looks back upon historical fiction and fictitious history and discusses prose, poetry, and all manner of letters: "Real letters, forged letters, doctored letters... and of course alphabetical letters, the atoms of which the universe of print is made."
"The pieces brought together in The Friday Book reflect Mr. Barth's witty, playful, and engaging personality... They are lively, sometimes casual, and often whimsical--a delight to the reader, to whom Mr. Barth seems to be writing or speaking as a learned friend."--Kansas City Star
"No less than Barth's fiction these pieces are performances, agile, dexterous, robust, offering the cerebral delights of playful lucidity."--Richmond News Leader
Rezension: A classic collection of essays now published in a new edition (with a new afterword by the author), The Friday Book was the first work of nonfiction by novelist John Barth, author of The Sot-Weed Factor, Giles Goat-Boy, and Chimera. Taking its title from the day of the week Barth would devote to nonfiction, the three dozen essays discuss a wide range of topics from the blue crabs of Barth's beloved Chesapeake Bay to weighty literary subjects such as Borges, Homer, and semiotics. Even when taking on serious matters, Barth's essays are shrewd, playful, and often very funny.
Buchbeschreibung Perigee Trade, 1985. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP32462689
Buchbeschreibung Putnam Pub Group. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0399512098I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Perigee Trade. Buchzustand: Fair. Acceptable condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P02G-00405
Buchbeschreibung Perigee Trade, 1985. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Shows mild wear from age and use including creasing and glue marks from retail sticker. Pages slightly faded, otherwise good with no marks. We Ship Daily! Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000337950
Buchbeschreibung Perigee Trade, 1985. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0399512098
Buchbeschreibung Perigee Trade, 1985. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Acceptable. Acceptable paperback. One of the essays has heavy underlining and notes. Tanning and dog-earing to pages. Cover has wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 128625
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97803995120944.0
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97803995120943.0
Buchbeschreibung Putnam Pub Group, New York, NY, 1985. Softcover. Buchzustand: Good. yellowing pages; text appears clean. crease in front of book Quantity Available: 1. ISBN: 0399512098. ISBN/EAN: 9780399512094. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1560744294. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1560744294
Buchbeschreibung Perigee Trade, 1985. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-205-89-7810307