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The wildly varied essays in Not–Knowing combine to form a posthumous manifesto of one of America’s masters of literary experiment. Here are Barthelme’s thoughts on writing (his own and others); his observations on art, architecture, film, and city life; interviews, including two previously unpublished; and meditations on everything from Superman III to the art of rendering “Melancholy Baby” on jazz banjolele. This is a rich and eclectic selection of work by the man Robert Coover has called “one of the great citizens of contemporary world letters.”

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"Defiantly unclassifiable. . . . One of the most influential writers of his generation." --The Arizona Republic

"Such a warm and wise voice! Such a companionable volume." --Newsday
"Wonderful." --The Newark Star-Ledger
"The delight he offers readers is beyond question; his individuality is unmatched." --Los Angeles Times

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