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Donald Barthelme
Birth date: April 07, 1931
Died: July 23, 1989
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Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it 5 years ago
Two problems with this book. First, the title is misleading since only about 1/5 or the stories (and a couple of essays) deal with what I would call amnesia, the rest could mostly be loosely defined as mind or memory stories, and about 1/10 just don't belong here. They must have been editor favorite...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: winter-20142015, e-book, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, memento-mori Read on December 31, 2014 http://recommendedreading.tumblr.com/...Opening: Well, we had all these children out planting trees, see, because we figured that… that was part of their education, to see how, you kno...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
The title is a misnomer. Not that there aren't some wonderful stories here, but they were never really chosen because they're the best American short stories of the 20th century. Rather, these are Updike's 56 picks out of the 2,000 stories originally chosen in the 84 volumes of a yearly anthology pu...
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it 8 years ago
What an interesting selection.One of my coworkers is an early scifi geek, which is cool; he was telling me about this Hoffman guy. This thing has, like, Hawthorne in it. Just a neat way of looking at it.
target acquired
target acquired rated it 9 years ago
and here's a po-mo review of a po-mo novel! or is it just a copy-and-pasted comment thread? does "art assume an aura of authority that controls the observer"? or does it simply equal blah blah blah? is that po-mo on the bottom of my sho-mo?message 29: by karen/me yeah. i also loved Briar Rose, whi...
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