Donald Barthelme’s Reading List

by Believer Mag

1. Hunger by Knut Hamsun

2. The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by Gustave Flaubert

3. Surrealist Manifesto by André Breton

4. Nadja by André Breton

5. Journey to the End of The Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

6. Seven Gothic Tales by Karen Blixen

7. At Swim Two-Birds by Flann O’Brien

8. Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry

9. The Box Man by Kobo Abé

10. The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

11. A Homemade World by Hugh Kenner

12. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

13. Other Inquisitions by Jorge Luis Borges

14. The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutola

15. For a New Novel by Alain Robbe-Grillet

16. The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel by Isaac Babel

17. The Assistant by Bernard Malamud

18. I’m Not Stiller by Max Frisch

19. Gimpel the Fool by Isaac B Singer

20. Mythologies by Roland Barthes

21. The Magic Barrel by Bernard Malamud

22. Advertisements for Myself by Norman Mailer

23. Henderson The Rain King by Saul Bellow

24. Little Disturbances by Grace Paley

25. Rabbit, Run by John Updike

26. The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

27. The Rhetoric of Fiction by Wayne C Booth

28. Tell Me a Riddle by Tillie Olsen

29. The Lime Twig by John Hawkes

30. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

31. The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes

32. Thank You and Other Poems by Kenneth Koch

33. Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges

34. V by Thomas Pynchon

35. Gogol’s Wife by Tommaso Landolfi

36. Against Interpretation by Susan Sontag

37. Rivers and Mountains by John Ashbery

38. The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien

39. The Pure and the Impure by Colette

40. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

41. Kaspar and Other Plays by Peter Handke

42. In the Heart of the Heart of the Country by William H. Gass

43. Nog by Rudy Wurlitzer

44. Sexual Perversity in Chicago by David Mamet

45. Fiction and the Figures of Life by William H. Gass

46. Collected Poems of Frank O’Hara by Frank O’Hara

47. The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor by Flannery O’Connor

48. Collected Stories of Peter Taylor by Peter Taylor

49. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

50. A Sorrow Beyond Dreams by Peter Handke

51. Chimera by John Barth

52. Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed

53. Documents of Modern Art by Robert Motherwell

54. The New Fiction by Joe David Bellamy

55. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute by Grace Paley

56. The Pleasure of the Text by Roland Barthes

57. Searching for Caleb by Anne Tyler

58. Superfiction by Joe David Bellamy

59. Pushcart Prize Anthology by Pushcart Prize

60. Will You Please be Quiet, Please? by Raymond Carver

61. The Oranging of America by Max Apple

62. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

63. The Coup by John Updike

64. Tragic Magic by Wesley Brown

65. The World Within the Word by William H. Gass

66. The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever

67. I, etcetera by Susan Sontag

68. The Changeling by Joy Williams

69. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera

70. Correction by Thomas Bernhard

71. Man in the Holocene by Max Frisch

72. Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien

73. Black Tickets by Jayne Anne Phillips

74. The Writer on Her Work by Janet Sternburg

75. Falling in Place by Ann Beattie

76. Blood Oranges by John Hawkes

77. How We Live by Rust Hills

78. The Paris Review Interviews by Paris Review


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