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John Barth

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John Barth (1995)

John Simmons Barth (/bɑːrθ/;[1] May 27, 1930 – April 2, 2024) was an American writer. He was best known for his postmodernist and metafictional fiction. He won the National Book Award in 1973. Barth was born in Cambridge, Maryland. In 1974, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.[2]

His first two books were The Floating Opera and The End of the Road. His best known works include: The Sot-Weed Factor, Giles Goat-Boy, Lost in the Funhouse, Chimera, LETTERS and Once Upon a Time: A Floating Opera.

Barth died under hospice care in Bonita Springs, Florida on April 2, 2024 at the age of 93.[3]

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  1. "Barth". Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.
  2. "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  3. "John Barth, Writer Who Pushed Storytelling's Limits, Dies at 93". The New York Times. April 2, 2024. Retrieved April 2, 2024.

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