(1) Author John Barth, literary theorist Roland Barthes and short-story writer Donald Barthelme
, all of whom are frequently associated with postmodernism,
The Balloon, which is Christofi's second solo exhibition, is titled after Donald Barthelme
's short story, which prompts readers to imagine what they would do if one day they woke up and there was a big balloon outside the window.
American painter Robert Motherwell argued that "regardless of the medium, whether it is in Eliot or Picasso or a TV thirty-second advertisement [...] collage is the twentieth century's greatest innovation" ("Robert Motherwell"), whereas American short-story writer and novelist Donald Barthelme
went so far as to proclaim that "the principle of collage is the central principle of all art in the twentieth century" (in Hoffmann 2005: 203).
In contrast, Sultan and Mandei's project aimed to tell an allusive, darkly comic story, one that resembles experimental fiction (think Donald Barthelme
) more than any documentary effort.
Often it hasn't: William Faulkner, Donald Barthelme
, much of John Barth, ad infinitum.
(9) The narrator of Donald Barthelme
's short story "The Indian Uprising" articulates that sentiment when saying, "Fragments are the only forms I trust" (Barthelme
Y una muy buena digestion de las practicas de posmodernistas como Donald Barthelme
y Robert Coover que, en un reportaje, Ford dijo haber leido y diseccionado obsesivamente a la par de la teoria de Henry James y E.
McHale argues that in contrast to modernist narratives (such as those by William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Katherine Mansfield, and Virginia Woolf), postmodernist fiction (such as that written by Donald Barthelme
, Angela Carter, Robert Coover, John Fowles, Flann O'Brien, and Thomas Pynchon) is not so much interested in knowledge and consciousness but rather oriented toward modes of being and the differences among them, the nature and plurality of worlds, how worlds are made and unmade, and so forth.
Once, borrowing a technique from a Donald Barthelme
short story, I wrote a spot all in questions: "Is Schmeezings St.
Gospodinov's work emerges from the postmodern tradition of reflecting on and reinventing myths, a tradition seen in works like Donald Barthelme
's Snow White, Italo Calvino's The Nonexistent Knight and the Cloven Viscount, and Jorge Borges's Labyrinths.
Imagine if Lydia Davis, Jorge Luis Borges, and Donald Barthelme
spawned a literary child; we might get musings such as these.
, best known for his postmodern short fiction, takes on fairy land in this inventive and accessible tongue-in-cheek reworking of Snow White, which brims over with biting commentary on the absurdities of modern life.