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For questions about the life and works of American postmodern author and academic John Barth.

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Who are the speakers in John Barth's "Menelaiad"?

"Menelaiad" is a retelling of a Greek myth in which Menelaus, King of Sparta, recounts what happened to him and his crew on their way home from the Trojan war. It's included in the author's ...
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In John Barth's short story Lost In The Funhouse, what is the purpose of the interrupted sentences?

Lost in the Funhouse is a short story often seen to exemplify metafiction, in which the author uses the story to draw attention to its construction. In the case of this tale, it switches freely ...
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