A Donald Barthelme Collection

Title:  Guilty Pleasures
Printing:  First
Year of publication:  1974
Publisher:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux
City:  New York
Number of Pages:  165
Cover:  hardback
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number:  74-13193

Table of contents
  1. Down The Line With The Annual
  2. Letters To The Editore
  3. That Cosmopolitan Girl
  4. Eugénie Grandet
  5. Snap snap
  6. The Angry Young Man
  7. L'Lapse
  8. The Teachings Of Don B.: A Yankee Way of Knowledge
  9. Swallowing
  10. The Young Visitirs
  11. The Palace
  12. The Dragon
  13. An Hesitation On The Bank of The Delaware
  14. The Royal Treatment
  15. Mr. Foolfarm's Journal
  16. Heliotrope
  17. And Now Let's Hear It For The Ed Sullivan Show!
  18. Bunny Image, Loss Of: The Case Of Bitsy S.
  19. The Expedition
  20. Games Are The Enemies Of Beauty, Truth, And Sleep, Amanda Said
  21. A Nation Of Wheels
  22. Two Hours To Curtain
  23. The Photographs
  24. Nothing: A Preliminary Account


Will Candace come away with me--find integrity, wholeness on the Austrailian archipelago? Too early to say. Meanwhile, the affair of the Swedish tennis balls continues to plague us. I ventured into the basement, found Candace there on her knees before the washing machine, which was filled with Swedish tennis balls. Candace in tears. I took her hand. "What?" I said. "Oh, Charles," she said, "is everything galley-west? Everything?" I gave it some thought. Then: "You've been reading the Annual." She looked away. "it said these Swedish tennis ballscould be washed in an automatic washer and dried in an automatic drier without deleterious effects. I had to try, didn't I?"