Not-Knowing: The Essays and Interviews of Donald Barthelme () is a collection of essays and interviews with Donald Barthelme. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Not-Knowing: The Essays and Interviews of Donald Barthelme Paperback. Donald Barthelme. When Donald Barthelme died at the age of 54, he was perhaps the most imitated (if not emulated) practitioner of American literature. Caustic, slyly observant.

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The essays and interviews really are precious for any fan and anyone who thinks about the world of literature.

But there are strategies of delay. Preview — Not-Knowing by Donald Barthelme. I found this to be the case with Susan Sontag’s writing about painting, too.

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Ezra Pound announced early on that in those portions of it that he had read, the bzrthelme were not worth the decipherment. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Feb 24, Erik rated it it was amazing. Apr 11, Lobstergirl rated it really liked it Recommended to Lobstergirl by: This is sometimes spoken as the ineffable.


What it is and what it isn’t. There is one unfortunate incidence of jive-talk in a New Yorker piece, but otherwise I didn’t find anything brathelme.

In later years they would have tremendous arguments about the kinds of literature in which Barthelme was interested and wrote. His summary of Love ont Bullets sent me rushing to the Youtube, where I was not disappointed in this Charles Bronson, Rod Steiger, and Jill Ireland thriller, though Ireland’s series of platinum wigs, and then her real hair, if that’s what it was, affronted.

The reader reconstitutes the work by his active participation, by approaching the object, tapping it, nit it, holding it to his ear to hear the roaring within. Holy books, Baudelaire points out, never laugh. I’m a huge fan of Barthelme’s short stories, and I fou The essays “After Joyce” and “Not-Knowing” that kick-off this collection are a delight.

Between Coasts rated it really liked it Apr 18, Caustic, slyly observant, transgressive, verbally scintillating, Barthelme’s essays, stories, and novels redefined a generation of American letters and remain unparalleled for the way they capture our national pastimes and obsessions, but most of all for the way they caputure the strangeness of life.

But something tells me the interviews’ll be what I go back to again and again. I have several younger brothers, among them my brother Frederick, who is also a writer. Not in the same way.


Not-Knowing: The Essays and Interviews of Donald Barthelme by Donald Barthelme

There are also many short pieces from the New Yorker and a few other publications: Michael Feito rated it really liked it Sep 24, Refresh and try again. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

knowong Get to Know Us. Do you have any favorite comedians, and reasons for liking them? Does not seem dated at all! Together they frame Barthelme’s aesthetic approach to fiction. Review ” Defiantly unclassifiable. It was wonderful to live in but strange to see on the Texas prairie.

Not-Knowing:: The Essays and Interviews

Essays, reviews, pieces written inowing assignment The Teachings of Don B. Read more Read less. It’s hard to teach, something that’s more a knack than directly teachable.