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The last voyage of somebody the sailor

John Barth

The last voyage of somebody the sailor

by John Barth

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Published by Sceptre in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1991.

StatementJohn Barth.
The Physical Object
Pagination573p. ;
Number of Pages573
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22251118M
ISBN 100340559101

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The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor (John Barth), The Periodic Table (Primo Levi), Lancelot (Walker Percy) Genre: Literary and Classic: Binding: One quarter cloth with paper boards: Dust Jacket: Yes: Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, Shocken Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: Publication Year: , , Place of Publication.   The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor By John Barth Little, Brown, pages, $

The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor. Hardcover, London: Hodder & Stoughton, First Edition. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. This book "tells the story of William Behler, a successful writer attempting to retrace the legendary voyages of Sindbad. Sinbad (or Sindbad) / ˈ s ɪ n b æ d / the Sailor (Arabic: السندباد البحري ‎, romanized: as-Sindibādu al-Baḥriyy) is a fictional mariner and the hero of a story-cycle of Middle Eastern origin. He is described as hailing from Baghdad during the early Abbasid Caliphate (8th and 9th centuries A.D.). In the course of seven voyages throughout the seas east of Africa and south.


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National Book Award winner John Barth offers /5. John Barth was born in Cambridge, Maryland in He stands alongside Thomas Pynchon as one of the innovative giants of post-war fiction. He is the author of The Sot-Weed Factor, The Tidewater Tales, Lost in the Funhouse, The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor and the National Book Award winner by: The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor John Barth, Author Little Brown and Company $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author Buy this book Just when you may have.

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Journalist Simon Behler finds himself in the house of Sinbad the Sailor after being washed Free shipping over $Cited by: Barth is back with another big (page), bawdy, and "postmodernist" book, replete with the usual metafictional conceits, in which the "New Journalist" hero, a contemporary Scheherazade of sorts, likes to swap tales with the legendary Sinbad the Sailor, while trying to get his bearings, both metaphorically and literally.

Simon Behler (pen name Baylor), born and raised in Maryland's Tidewater. THE LAST VOYAGE OF SOMEBODY THE SAILOR By John Barth Boston: Little, Brown and Company, ISBN # pages By John Barth pages Comments by Bob Corbett August John Barth is an exceptional writer, one of my favorites.

Get this from a library. The last voyage of Somebody the Sailor. [John Barth] -- "Journalist Simon Behler finds himself in the house of Sinbad the Sailor after being washed ashore during a sea-going adventure. Over the course of six evenings, the two take turns recounting their.

In The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor, Scheherazade, the heroine of the medieval Arabic short-story collection The Thousand and One Nights (ca. ) and her sister Dunyazade have now grown old. It's a book to read, and with the greatest pleasure.

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John Barth was born in Cambridge, Maryland in He stands alongside Thomas Pynchon as one of the innovative giants of post-war fiction. He is the author of The Sot-Weed Factor, The Tidewater Tales, Lost in the Funhouse, The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor and the National Book Award winner : Dalkey Archive Press.

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Summary; Themes; Characters. National Book Award winner John Barth offers a rambunctious story full of narrative high jinks in this lively, inventive epic. Journalist Simon Behler finds himself in the house of Sinbad the Sailor after being washed ashore during a seagoing adventure. Over the course of six evenings, the.

National Book Award winner John Barth offers a rambunctious story full of narrative high jinks in this lively, inventive epic. Journalist Simon Behler finds himself in the house of Sinbad the Sailor after being washed ashore during a seagoing adventure.

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The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor John Barth. I have more books by John Barth than I do any other author. Nineteen, actually. I have both a pocket book and a trade paperback edition of the short story collection Lost in the Funhouse (The first Barth book I read).

I also have multiple paper back editions of The End of the Road, one of. Buy The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor 1st Mariner Books Ed by John Barth (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(4).

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I admired this book for its dizzying technical turns, but it never made the leap for me into anything more than a literary exercise, so I didn't really relish it as much as others have/5(3). The last voyage of Somebody the Sailor by Barth, John. Publication date Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English.

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Simon William Behler (aka Baylor), journalist, is nominally the hero but in reality there are two other heroes – Sheherazade and Sinbad the Sailor, from Barth’s favorite work, Alf Layla wa Layla, better known in English as The Thousand and One Nights.