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LETTERS is an epistolary novel by the American writer John Barth, published in 1979. It consists of a series of letters in which Barth and the characters of his other books interact. In addition to the Author and Germaine Pitt (or 'Lady Amherst', unrelated to any of Barth's previous novels), the correspondents are Todd Andrews (from The Floating Opera), Jacob Horner (from The End of the Road), .
Читать бесплатно Letters John Barth. Morgan had fortuitously recollected, from some transactions between his office and its counterpart in the state of Delaware, that Germaine de Staël was among the original investors in E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. in the first decade of the 19th Century.
John Barth, being a writer, understands that, and in this novel he brings back that art for a brief time, with fictional characters. Imagine a book consisting of letters amongst the diverse characters from the author's other novels. Basically, he takes several people from his early novels and has them all starting to write to each other, and to him, their letters and experiences directing the plot. Technically, we are advised, it is not essential to have read these other books in advance, but for all intents it would seem a moderately strong expectation.
A: Lady Amherst to the Author. Inviting him to accept an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Marshyhope State University.
~ ~ 1: L. A: Lady Amherst to the Author. B: Todd Andrews to his father.
The stories include a Letters is John Barth’s most controversial work. Supporters hail it as a postmodern masterpiece, detractors deride it as self-indulgent to the point of unreadability. I think both characterizations are overstated; Letters is ambitious and sporadically brilliant, but also fails more than it succeeds.
John Simmons Barth (/bɑːrθ/; born May 27, 1930) is an American writer who is best known for his postmodernist and metafictional fiction. John Barth, called "Jack", was born in Cambridge, Maryland
John Simmons Barth (/bɑːrθ/; born May 27, 1930) is an American writer who is best known for his postmodernist and metafictional fiction. John Barth, called "Jack", was born in Cambridge, Maryland. He has an older brother, Bill, and a twin sister Jill. In 1947 he graduated from Cambridge High School, where he played drums and wrote for the school newspaper.
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A landmark of postmodern American fiction, "Letters" is (as the subtitle genially informs us) "an old time epistolary novel by seven fictitious drolls and dreamers each of which imagines himself factual. Seven characters (including the Author himself) exchange a novel's worth of letters during a 7-month period in 1969, a time of revolution that recalls the . s first revolution in the 18th century - the heyday of the epistolary novel.