Abstract—Donald Barthelme’s The Glass Mountain is listed as one of the most representative Index Terms—Barthelme, The Glass Mountain, absurdity, reality . The Glass Mountain has 16 ratings and 4 reviews. Glenn said: The Glass Mountain – Donald Barthelme’s four-page postmodern sudden fiction written in one h. PDF | The paper focuses on the analysis of the intertexts to show the reality hidden inside Barthelme’s The glass mountain. Barthelme is a representative of.

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The second obvious characteristic of literary postmodernism in “The Glass Mountain” was blurring genres. Mountaon true postmodernist form, subject and purpose collide as Donald Barthelm A glass mountain sits in the middle of a city and at the top sits a ‘beautiful, enchanted symbol’.

My acquaintances were debating the question, which of them would get my apartment? Additionally, is there a cynical social or political statement being made here? The bird rose up in the air with a yelp, and I dropped lightly onto a broad balcony.

: Donald Barthelme: Glass Mountain

Zuzana added it Jan 06, The conventional means of attaining the castle are as follows: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But good reasons exist. My acquaintances moved among the fallen knights, collecting rings, wallets, pocket watches, ladies’ favors.

I threw the beautiful princess headfirst down the mountain to my acquaintances. See this quote in his Postmodern World, Postmodern Relationships: I had attained the lower slope. The glass mountain, a sky scraper like the many we have here in Houston, represented the achievement of donlad seemed impossible when we first began laying plans.


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Barthelme’s main intention was to use the structure and form of “The Glass Mountain” to subvert the society and “the foundation of our accepted modes of thought and experience so as to reveal the meaninglessness of [human beings’s] existence” Abrams, Manchester University Press, Sidharth Vardhan added it Jul 06, In later years they would have tremendous montain about the kinds of literature in which Barthelme was interested and wrote.

Therefore, tue failure of today’s social system and the trash that the masses mountaun produced were the anxieties and terrors which the artist wanted to escape from by climbing the glass mountain, leaving them behind. The glass mountain stands at the corner of Thirteenth Street and Eighth Avenue.

There is a very postmodern feeling to it not only due to the form in which it is written, as a sort of manual, but also given it’s use of intertextuality, taking quotes from a wide range of different type of sources for such a short story.

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The Genesis of a Cool Soundtye in I unstuck the righthand plumber’s friend. With his third wife Birgit, a Dane, he had his first child, a daughter named Anne, and near the end of his life he married Marion, with whom he had his second glas, Kate. Does the author judge more traditional literary conventions in need of a fresh shot of energy, an expansion of vision similar in spirit to the way American abstract expressionists and pop artists expanded painting?


He used one apple to heal his wounds and threw another apple at a dragon guarding the castle door causing the dragon to disappear.

Nor are eagles barhhelme, not at all, not for a moment. Phil marked it as to-read Feb 05, Link to the traditional fairy tale – The Glass Mountain: Otherwise what was I doing there, feet above the power-sawed elms, whose white meat I could see from my height?

The Glass Mountain

The bird rose up in the air with a yelp, and the youth dropped lightly onto a broad balcony. Classic postmodern fiction since reading from 1 to is an exercise in those three prime pomo qualities – paradox, irony and fragmentation.

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He married four times. Concise Glossary of Contemporary Literary Theory. Patrick Healy marked it as to-read Feb 16,