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John Barth

Novelist (born 27-May-1930)


Zack Bowen. A Reader's Guide to John Barth. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1994. 151pp.

Evelyn Glaser-Wöhrer. An Analysis of John Barth's Weltanschauung: His View of Life and Literature. 1977. 282pp.

Charles B. Harris. Passionate Virtuosity: The Fiction of John Barth. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. 1983. 217pp.

Alan Lindsay. Death in the Funhouse: John Barth and Poststructuralist Aesthetics. Pieterlen, Switzerland: Peter Lang. 1995.

David Morrell. John Barth: An Introduction. Pennsylvania State University Press. 1976. 194pp.

Taimi Olsen. Transcending Space: Architectural Places in Works by Henry David Thoreau, E. E. Cummings, and John Barth. Bucknell University Press. 1999. 145pp.

Elaine B. Safer. The Contemporary American Comic Epic: The Novels of Barth, Pynchon, Gaddis and Kesey. Wayne State University Press. 1988. 216pp.

Max F. Schulz. The Muses of John Barth: Tradition and Metafiction from Lost in the Funhouse to The Tidewater Tales. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press. 1990. 220pp.

Steven D. Scott. The Gamefulness of American Postmodernism: John Barth & Louise Erdrich. New York: Peter Lang Publishing. 2000. 176pp.

John O. Stark. The Literature of Exhaustion: Borges, Nabokov, and Barth. Duke University Press. 1974. 196pp.

Jac L. Tharpe. John Barth: The Comic Sublimity of Paradox. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. 1974. 133pp.

Patricia Tobin. John Barth and the Anxiety of Continuance. University of Pennsylvania Press. 1992.

Richard Allan Vine. John Barth: An Annotated Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press. 1977. 99pp.

Joseph J. Waldmeir (editor). Critical Essays on John Barth. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall. 1980.

E. P. Walkiewicz. John Barth. Boston, MA: Twayne. 1986.

Joseph Weixlmann (editor). John Barth: A Descriptive Primary and Annotated Secondary Bibliography. New York, NY: Garland. 1976. 214pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.37)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.48)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.110)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.70)

  11. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.21)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.40)

  13. Contemporary Novelists (pp.87-89)

  14. Current Biography, 1969 Yearbook (pp.30-33)

  15. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.56)

  16. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.80)

  17. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.117-19)

  18. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.42)

  19. The International Who's Who 2001 (p.110)

  20. Legends in Their Own Time (p.18)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.2)

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