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John Barth

John BarthAKA John Simmons Barth, Jr.

Born: 27-May-1930
Birthplace: Cambridge, MD

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Lost in the Funhouse

Father: John J. Barth
Mother: Georgia Simmons
Brother: Bill
Sister: Jill (twin, b. 1930)
Wife: Harriette Anne Strickland (m. 1950, div., two sons, one daughter)
Wife: Shelly Rosenberg (m. 1970)

    High School: Cambridge High School, Cambridge, MD
    University: Juilliard School of Music
    University: BA Journalism, Johns Hopkins University (1951)
    University: MA, Johns Hopkins University (1952)

    National Book Award for Fiction 1973 for Chimera

Author of books:
The Floating Opera (1956, novel)
The End of the Road (1958, novel)
The Sot-Weed Factor (1960, novel)
Giles Goat-Boy (1966, novel)
Lost in the Funhouse (1968, short stories, serialized in 1967)
Chimera (1972, short stories)
Letters (1979, novel)
Sabbatical: A Romance (1982, novel)
The Tidewater Tales (1987, novel)
Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor (1991, novel)
On with the Story (1996, short stories)
Coming Soon!!! (2001, novel)
The Book of Ten Nights and a Night: Eleven Stories (2004, short stories)

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