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  • Published: 23 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141389325
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Forty Stories



This collection of pithy, brilliantly acerbic pieces is a companion to Sixty Stories, Barthelme's earlier retrospective volume. Barthelme spotlights the idiosyncratic, haughty, sometimes downright ludicrous behavior of human beings, but it is style rather than content which takes precedence.

  • Published: 23 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141389325
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the authors

Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the author of ten books, including most recently Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?, The Circle and A Hologram for the King, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He is the founder of McSweeney's, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern), and a monthly magazine, The Believer. McSweeney's also publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. Eggers is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of eight tutoring centers around the country and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connect students with resources, schools and donors to make college possible. He lives in Northern California with his family.

www.mcsweeneys.netwww.voiceofwitness.orgwww.826national.orgwww.scholarmatch.orgwww.valentinoachakdeng.org

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