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LOST IN THE FUNHOUSEby John Barth, John Barth is no doubt best known as a novelist, but his one collection of short stories, Lost in the Funhouse. John Barth’s titular short story, ‘Lost in the Funhouse’, from his subversive short- story collection Lost in the Funhouse, is an overt example of the theories. Lost in the Funhouse by John Barth. BACKGROUND. John Barth is best known for his wit and clever use of language. He wrote short stories like “Lost in the.

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Barth’s lively, highly original collection of short pieces is a major landmark of experimental fiction.

Though many of the stories gathered here were published separately, there are several themes common to them all, giving them new meaning in the context of this collection. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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As the characters search, each in his own way, for their purpose and the meaning of their existence, Lost in the Funhouse takes on a hiliarious, often moving significance. Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Add both to Cart Add both to List.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Somehow I have missed this book, but it is a must-read if you are at all interested in the development of self-reference as a trope in postmodern fiction.

Barth’s commitment in this volume to write narratives that are aware of their role as such makes this quite a read and a blueprint for later pomo heavy-hitters such as DFW in that it is abrth in using these devices as means to an end, not as ends in themselves like so much dead-end, pyrotechnic writing.

This book is an obligatory passage point. JB is brilliant and always worth reading. This is him at perhaps his best, although Sot-Weed Factor is a staggeringly brilliant book.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Literary experimentalism has rarely been practiced so consciously and creatively. This book is one of those that are in funhouae canon for a multitude of good reasons. Don’t overlook this gem.

Everything arrived lostt and as advertised. A great introduction to postmodernism for anyone who is bartu in this literary period – the term is thrown around a lot these days, but John Barth is the real deal. One person found this helpful.

When you start reading this, you will be confused. The first chapter is from the point of view of a try reading it first, then google it.


After that, the stories get immensely more readable and relatable. This is a fun little collection of loosely related short stories. Experimental, very confusing and boring. Definitely, not a light summer read.

I actually enjoy metafiction, but it was really very hard to keep reading this absurd collection of stories. Don’t even attempt to read it if you have not read Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey.

I believe the effort of trying to make sense of this text doesn’t pay off. See all 22 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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