John Barth




John Simmons Barth (; born May 27, 1930) is an American writer who is best known for his postmodernist and metafictional fiction.





The best books of all time by John Barth

  1. 563 . The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth

    The novel is set in the 1680s and 90s in London and on the eastern shore of the colony of Maryland. It tells the story of an English poet named Ebenezer Cooke who is given the title "Poet Laureate ...

  2. 1087 . Giles Goat-Boy by John Barth

    Giles Goat-Boy (1966) is the fourth novel by American writer John Barth. It is metafictional comic novel in which the universe is portrayed as a university campus in an elaborate allegory of both ...

  3. 1507 . The Floating Opera by John Barth

    The Floating Opera is a novel by American writer John Barth, first published in 1956 and significantly revised in 1967. Barth's first published work, the existentialist and nihilist story is a fir...

  4. 1922 . Chimera by John Barth

    Chimera is a 1972 novel in the form of three loosely connected novellas by John Barth. The novellas are Dunyazadiad, Perseid and Bellerophoniad, the eponyms of which are Dunyazad, Perseus and Belle...