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date: 14 June 2024

Barth, Johnlocked

Barth, Johnlocked

  • Ian Bickford

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John Barth is counted among the first generation of American postmodernist writers. Of this group, which includes Thomas Pynchon, William Gass, John Hawkes, and Donald Barthelme, Barth has been identified by turns as the most nihilistic and the most hopeful; indeed, his fiction explores just this sort of irreconcilable dualism.

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  • North American Literatures

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