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Th 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. A collection of eleven of Barth's uncollected stories dating from 1960 to 2001 Barth intertwines them with a frame tale about literary inspiration and a metaphorical Muse Some of the tales get a little repetitive Barth has always had his long stretches of time in which he explores the same ideas in different iterations in his published works; stories are less rich than novels for this sort of writingreading experience The best of the stories The Big Shrink 9999 Click are very good but the frame tale although beginning with some truly provocative imagery and symbolism ends up hamstringing the collection Barth writes himself into a corner and can't uite get back out again Anything by Barth though IMHO is worth a read

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The Book of Ten Nights and a Night Eleven StoriesThe 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 master's. I had never read John Barth before I this I was drawn to try something of his because of the influence he had on DFW The Book of Ten Nights and a Night is a compelling meditation on the function of story in a post 119 world Throw in amongst these meditations are some truly phenomenal stories 9999 and The Rest of your Life were my two favourties from the collection

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review The Book of Ten Nights and a Night: Eleven Stories Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB Ã 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 masterLong 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 wi. A lot of fun to read This is a book of short stories tied together by a narrative that is Barth being Barth as his finest A lot of Afore isms dot the landscape In general this type of meta fiction appeals to me greatly and I have a lot of fun reading it Barth is a master of this stuff and I am always glad to read something of his I have not before I would have to say that years of reading Barth makes a movie like The Words child's play to follow The stories are a mixed bag spanning decades the earliest stuff from the sixties and some later works I enjoyed this book and would recommend to all who enjoy fiction and post modern meta fiction hi jinks On with the story