Once Upon a Time: A Floating Opera

By: Barth, John

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This acclaimed collection of interwoven tales marks John Barth's first return to the short story form in nearly thirty years -- and resoundingly reaffirms his status as "the reigning master of postmodernist fiction" (Kirkus Reviews). A middle-aged couple, vacationing at their "last resort", swap a series of twelve bedtime stories. Counting down toward a revelatory finale, these elegant tales -- which touch on the idea of love and the love of ideas, quantum physics and physical pleasures, running jokes and running out of time -- offer a playful, provocative, and emotionally resonant excursion through life and art.

Title: Once Upon a Time: A Floating Opera

Author Name: Barth, John

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Back Bay Books: 1995-08-01

ISBN Number: 0316082589

ISBN Number 13: 9780316082587

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU9142739