“Eccentric, dazzling…the literary conversation piece of the year.” –San Francisco Chronicle
An American short story writer and novelist acclaimed for his playful, postmodern style of short fiction, Barthelme’s first novel, Snow White, is a countercultural, experimental reconstruction of the Disney version of the traditional fairytale.
In Barthelme’s modern day world, Snow White is a seductive woman waiting for her prince to return to New York. Pushing the bounds of fiction and form, Barthelme subverts the classic tale, prompting The New York Times to call him “a splendid practitioner at the peak of his power” and inspiring a new generation of authors including Charles Baxter, Dave Eggers, and David Gates.
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better than the bloody chamber
i think it was a good exercise for my brain to read this. have to be hyper-aware not to approach it like a novel or else u will be confused by your expectations. short, packed read. some poetic passages but also some literary jerk-circle lines that made me angry people who were editing/publishing this didn't go, are we seriously going to keep this part w a straight face.