The Heretofore Unmentioned #5


John Barth

3 comments:

Vanwall said...

He looks remarkably serious here.

Tom Sutpen said...

He might have just read that brutal essay Gore Vidal wrote for The New York Review of Books, disembowelling him, Donald Barthelme and Thomas Pynchon.

I like some of Barth's work (The End of the Road and The Floating Opera are my favorites; which might say more about me than it does about Barth); others (The Sot Weed Factor, Chimera) I find pretty impenetrable.

ambrose mensch said...

Never seen it before. It's an alternate shot from the session that produced the Giles Goat-Boy author photo:

http://www.davidlouisedelman.com/barth/fiction/