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Professor John Barth

John Barth is our most celebrated postmodernist. From the appearance in 1956 of The Floating Opera , his first published book, through the essay collection Final Fridays , released in 2012, he has published at least two books in each of the seven decades spanning his writerly life thus far. Thrice nominated for the National Book Award-- The Floating Opera , Lost in the Funhouse , and Chimera , which won in 1973--Barth has received the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in...See more