US postmodernist is too obtuse for his own good

The Book of Ten Nights and a Night: Eleven Stories, by John Barth, Atlantic Books, €24.45.

12th February, 2005

The Book of Ten Nights and a Night: Eleven Stories, by John Barth, Atlantic Books, €24.45.

One of the original American postmodern novelists, John Barth is considered the natural ancestor of writers such as David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers.

Once upon a time, when he was a young maverick author, there were even such things as self-described ‘Barthomaniacs', so enthusiastic were some fans about his trailblazing style.

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