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John Barth was born on May 27, 1930, in Cambridge, Maryland. As a student at Johns Hopkins University he was fascinated by Oriental tale-cycles and medieval collections, a body of literature that would later influence his own writing. He received his BA from Johns Hopkins in 1951 and his MA in 1952. He has held professorships at Pennsylvania State University, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and Boston University, and taught in the English and creative writing programs at Johns Hopkins.   Barth’s first novel, The Floating Opera (1956), was nominated for the National Book Award. The End of the Road (1958) was also critically praised. In 1960, The Sot-Weed Factor—a comic historical novel—established Barth’s reputation. Giles Goat-Boy (1966) was a huge critical and commercial success, after which he revised and republished his first three novels. Lost in the Funhouse, a book of interconnected stories, earned him a second nomination for the National Book Award. His other works are Chimera (1972), a collection of three novellas, which won the National Book Award; Letters (1979), an epistolary novel; Sabbatical: A Romance (1982); and The Friday Book (1984), a collection of essays.

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Chimera by John Barth 0449211134 9780449211137 Chimera
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The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth 0385240880 9780385240888 The Sot-Weed Factor
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Floating Opera (American Literature) by John Barth 1564789187 9781564789181 Floating Opera (American Literature)
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Chimera (American Literature) by John Barth 1628971282 9781628971286 Chimera (American Literature)
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The Development: Nine Stories by John Barth 0547072481 9780547072487 The Development: Nine Stories
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The Floating Opera by John Barth B01FGNOJUC B01FGNOJUC The Floating Opera
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Final Fridays by John Barth 1582437564 9781582437569 Final Fridays
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The End of the Road (American Literature) by John Barth 1628971576 9781628971576 The End of the Road (American Literature)
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Where Three Roads Meet (Mariner) by John Barth 0618773428 9780618773428 Where Three Roads Meet (Mariner)
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Giles Goat-Boy by John Barth 0385043996 9780385043991 Giles Goat-Boy
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The Tidewater Tales, A Novel by John Barth 0399132473 9780399132476 The Tidewater Tales, A Novel
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Giles Goat-Boy by John Barth B001VO6H3S B001VO6H3S Giles Goat-Boy
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The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor by John Barth 0316082511 9780316082518 The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor
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The Development: Nine Stories by John Barth 0547394500 9780547394503 The Development: Nine Stories
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The End of the Road by John Barth 0553242768 9780553242768 The End of the Road
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The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth 0553104713 9780553104714 The Sot-Weed Factor
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Once upon a Time: A Floating Opera by John Barth 0316082627 9780316082624 Once upon a Time: A Floating Opera
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Sabbatical by John Barth 0399127178 9780399127175 Sabbatical
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Lost in the Funhouse by John Barth 0553120883 9780553120882 Lost in the Funhouse
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On with the Story: Stories by John Barth 0316083593 9780316083591 On with the Story: Stories
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The End of the Road by John Barth 0385090269 9780385090261 The End of the Road
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Where Three Roads Meet: Novellas by John Barth 0618610162 9780618610167 Where Three Roads Meet: Novellas
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Letters by John Barth 039912425X 9780399124259 Letters
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Tidewater Tales by John Barth 0449902935 9780449902936 Tidewater Tales
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Coming Soon!!!: A Narrative by John Barth 0618257306 9780618257300 Coming Soon!!!: A Narrative
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