The Dead Father
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1975). A humorous, experimental novel -- only his second novel despite its being his eighth book. Inscribed by the author "with admiration." Barthelme's fictions were influenced by those of Jorge Luis Borges, whose first book published in English was in the early 1960s, and he, Barthelme, was for a time one of the most influential writers in America, helping to redefine the short story in particular, and being much imitated by a generation of younger writers. Slight foxing to top stain, else fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#028391] $80

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