A Donald Barthelme Collection

Title:  Here in the Village
Printing:  First
Year of publication:  1978
Publisher:  Lord John Press
City:  Northridge, California
Number of Pages:  52
Cover:  hardback
Comments:  No dust jacket, as issued
The first edition was limited to 275 signed and numbered copies, plus fifty copies with a collage by the author for the frontispiece.
This book is no. 47 of 50. It is signed.

Table of contents
  1. Walking around the village...
  2. I have lately noticed that Con Edison is being very nice to me.
  3. A fable.
  4. After spending an exciting eight or nine days at Forest Hills a few weeks ago, I was struck with a thought.
  5. I like to think of myself as one not easily dazzled,...
  6. I went last week to see Madame Cherokee...
  7. In the morning post I received what I regard as a rather astonishing communication...
  8. There is something President Carter can do that will enable him to go down in history as the greatest American President since Abraham Lincoln.
  9. Letter to a literary critic: Yes, you are absolutely right--Post-Modernism is dead.
  10. Worrying about women.
  11. Because the government isn't very good...
  12. Spring in the Village!


Walking around the Village: The vaguely rectangular vacant lot where the Women's House of Detention used to be is being made into a little park, and the first bushes, shrubs --whatever-- were put in last Monday, and you can now get a dim idea of what the place is going to look like. It's going to be pretty. I don't know who the genius responsible for getting this done is, but I take off my hat to her.

This is the frontispiece for the fifty numbered copies with the collage by the author.