Robert Rauschenberg: work from four series, a sesquicentennial exhibition

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Contemporary Art Museum, Dec 31, 1985 - Art - 86 pages

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About the author (1985)

Donald Barthelme, one of the major U.S. short story writers and novelists of the late twentieth century, worked outside the realistic tradition to satirize American life. Born in 1931 in Philadelphia, Barthelme spent part of his early life in Houston, Texas, and began to write fiction while working as a journalist, director of an art museum and university publicist. He saw absurdity lurking beneath the surface of these occupations and indeed of most conventional customs, and these became fuel for his creative fire. His arsenal of techniques included parodies of television shows, radio plays and recipes, long and elaborate metaphors, complex dream sequences, and a breakneck narrative pace. After the publication of his first collection, Come Back Dr. Caligari (1964), Barthelme devoted full time to his short stories and novels. The latter include Snow White (1967), The Dead Father (1975), and Paradise (1986). Barthelme also published three more short story collections, 60 Stories (1981), Overnight to Many Distant Cities (1983), and 40 Stories (1987). Barthelme died of cancer in 1989.

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