On With the Story by John Barth

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Presented as a dozen tales exchanged by a middle-aged couple on vacation, an anthology of short stories by a critically acclaimed novelist explores the connections between language and thought, art and science, and life and love.

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John Barth taught for many years in the writing program at Johns Hopkins University, and he lives in Chestertown, Maryland.
Published July 1, 1996 by Little Brown & Co (T). 257 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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.," for instance, moves from the picture of a moribund old man keeping himself briefly alive by telling stories to a recounting of the possible futures endured by his daughter, a writer who may or may not end up winning a Nobel Prize.

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But the stories themselves are remarkably strained: ""And Then One Day..."" has Elizabeth, a 40-something novelist, wondering about a possible love affair with her old writing teacher, a man 20 years her senior, filtered through the very male perspective of the chatty, ""omniscient"" narrator.

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