A Donald Barthelme Collection

Title:  60 Stories
Printing:  ?
Year of publication:  (orig. 1982)
Publisher:  E.P. Dutton Obelisk
City:  New York
Number of Pages:  457
Cover:  paperback
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number:  82-72046
ISBN:  0-525-48453-1

Table of contents

    from Come Back, Dr. Caligari

  1. Margins
  2. A Shower of Gold
  3. Me and Miss Mandible
  4. For I'm The Boy
  5. Will You Tell Me?

  6. from Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts

  7. The Balloon
  8. The President
  9. Game
  10. Alice
  11. Robert Kennedy Saved From Drowning
  12. Report
  13. The Dolt
  14. See The Moon?
  15. The Indian Uprising

  16. from City Life

  17. Views Of My Father Weeping
  18. Paraguay
  19. On Angels
  20. The Phantom Of The Opera's Friend
  21. City Life
  22. Kierkegaard Unfair To Schlegel
  23. The Falling Dog
  24. The Policemen's Ball
  25. The Glass Mountain

  26. from Sadness

  27. Critique de la Vie Quotidienne
  28. The Sandman
  29. Träumerei
  30. The Rise Of Capitalism
  31. A City Of Churches
  32. Daumier
  33. The Party

  34. from Guilty Pleasures

  35. Eugénie Grandet
  36. Nothing: A Preliminary Account

  37. from The Dead Father

  38. A Manual For Sons

  39. from Amateurs

  40. At The End Of The Mechanical Age
  41. Rebecca
  42. The Captured Woman
  43. I Bought A Little City
  44. The Sergeant
  45. The School
  46. The Great Hug
  47. Our Work And Why We Do It

  48. from Great Days

  49. The Crisis
  50. Cortés And Montezuma
  51. The New Music
  52. The Zombies
  53. The King Of Jazz
  54. Morning
  55. The Death Of Edward Lear
  56. The Abduction From The Seraglio
  57. On The Steps Of The Conservatory
  58. The Leap

  59. Previously Uncollected

  60. Aria
  61. The Emerald
  62. How I Write My Songs
  63. The Farewell
  64. The Emperor
  65. Thailand
  66. Heroes
  67. Bishop
  68. Grandmother's House


Edward was complaining to Carl about margins. "The width of the margin shows culture, aestheticism and a sense of values or the lack of them," he said. "A very wide left margin shows an impractical person of culture and refinement with a deep appreciation for the best in art and music. Whereas," Edward said, quoting his handwriting analysis book, "whereas, narrow left margins show the opposite. No left margin at all shows a practical nature, a wholesome economy and a general lack of good taste in the arts. A very wide right margin shows a person afraid to face reality, oversensitive to the future, and generally a poor mixer."

"I don't believe in it," Carl said.