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Donald Barthelme's Reading List

A reading list created by the American avant-garde author, Donald Barthelme.

He distributed it to his writing students with, apparently, these instructions: "In no apparent order, just read them."

While I was in grad school studying creative writing, Mikhail Iossel -- a prof of mine, and a fine short-story writer -- introduced me to the list.

I may not like all of the titles, but this list is NEVER boring.

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Note: only books on Donald Barthelme's Reading List should be on this list. Thank you!
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Comments Showing 1-6 of 6 (6 new)

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message 1: by Ben (new)

Ben Fascinating. Can't like it, though?


message 2: by Brent (new)

Brent Damn. I guess not... I'll have to fix that.

Have you explored any books from the list?


message 3: by Ploppy (new)

Ploppy Thanks for compiling that! And indeed it would be nice if one could like it in order to get back to it easily.


message 4: by R (new)

R G I want to like this list!


message 5: by Mark (new)

Mark Davess °


message 6: by Otchen (new)

Otchen Makai Great list! Thank you.
Hope you eventually get around to making it likeable. ;P


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