Senior (father of the novelists Donald and Frederick) designed the ensemble's crowning Hall of State.
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.
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.
Tracy Daugherty is the acclaimed author of novels, short story collections, personal essays, and biographies of Donald Barthelme
, Joseph Heller, and now Joan Didion.
Maybe "The Emerald," the short story by Donald Barthelme
, which is essentially a radio play--the whole story is just voices.
The most ambitious analysis comes in Chapter 5, where Sleuthaug discusses how the original Grimms' fairy tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Walt Disney's landmark 1937 film are overwritten as "palimpsests," and through textual "bricolage" in Donald Barthelme
's 1967 novel Snow White and in several recent film versions of the story.