The Book of Ten Nights and a Night: Eleven Stories

The Book of Ten Nights and a Night: Eleven Stories by John Barth 0618562087 9780618562084
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The Book of Ten Nights and a Night offers both a keen introduction to the genius of John Barth and a deeply human argument for the enduring value of literature. Gathering stories written throughout this postmodern masters long career, the collection spans his entire range of styles, from straightforward narrative to experimental metafiction. In the time immediately following September 11, 2001, the veteran writer Graybard spends eleven nights with a nubile muse named WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get). The two lovers debate the meaning and relevance of writing and storytelling in the wake of disaster, telling a new tale each night in the tradition of Scheherazade. The Book of Ten Nights and a Night exhibits the thrilling blend of playfulness and illuminating insight that have marked Barth as one of Americas most distinguished writers.

Author: John Barth

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 306

Publisher: Mariner Books

Publication Date: 2005-05-19


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