US writer known primarily as a surrealist and black-humorist. His novels are all FABULATIONS: Snow White (1967), an absurdist dissection of the fairy tale; The Dead Father (1975), in which the giant figure of a moribund Father is escorted with trauma and ritual to its final resting place; and The King (1990), which transports King Arthur and his knights to WWII. DB's early collections especially - like Come Back, Dr Caligari (coll 1964), Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts (coll 1968) and City Life (coll 1970) - present in the form of discontinuous spoofs and iconoclasms a number of ideas and themes taken from MYTHOLOGY, fantasy and sf. Many of these stories have been reprinted in sf anthologies. His work as a whole is conveniently assembled in Sixty Stories (coll 1981) and Forty Stories (coll 1988).
   Other works: The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine (1971 chap); Sadness (coll 1972); Guilty Pleasures (coll 1974); Amateurs (coll 1976); Great Days (coll 1979); Overnight to Many Distant Cities (coll 1983).
   About the author: Donald Barthelme's Fiction: The Ironist Saved from Drowning (1982) by Charles Molesworth.

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