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John Barth

8 Writers Aged Over 80

| Greg Zimmerman | Posted 03.15.2013 | Books

First published on BookRiot Philip Roth may not exactly have been in his prime when he “retired” from writing last year at the spry age of 79, ...

Hard Print: John Barth on Fistfights, Riots and Shadow Boxing With Norman Mailer

John Hood | Posted 04.16.2012 | Books
John Hood

Star-studded seminars aren't the only things Barth fondly recalls, nor are they even the most violent, playfully or otherwise. In fact, an episode at SUNY/Buffalo almost got our man mauled not by a literary lion -- but by the authorities.

Novels Are Older Than We Think

Guardian | Steven Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

At university in the early 1970s, I was led to believe the novel originated in England in the 18th century, and no professor told me otherwise as I pu...