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Donald Barthelme

Donald Barthelme at his home in New York City, 1964. (Ben Martin/Getty Images)

Major works:
Come Back, Dr. CaligariUnspeakable Practices, Unnatural ActsOvernight to Many Distant Cities

“This from a writer of arguable genius whose works reflect what he himself must feel, in book after book, that his brain is all fragments … just like everything else.”
—Joyce Carol Oates

“[T]he most influential unread author in United States history.”
—Jacob Appel

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