A Donald Barthelme Collection

Title:  Sadness
Year of UK publication:  1973
Publisher:  Jonathan Cape
City:  London
Number of Pages:  183
Cover:  hardback
ISBN:  0-224-00897-8

Table of contents
  1. Critique de la Vie Quotidienne
  2. Träumerei
  3. The Genius
  4. Perpetua
  5. A City Of Churches
  6. The Party
  7. Engineer-Private Paul Klee Misplaces An Aircraft Between Milbertshofen And Cambrai, March 1916
  8. A Film
  9. The Sandman
  10. Departures
  11. Subpoena
  12. The Catechist
  13. The Flight Of Pigeons From The Palace
  14. The Rise Of Capitalism
  15. The Temptation Of St. Anthony
  16. Daumier


While I read the Journal of Sensory Deprivation, Wanda, my former wife, read Elle. Elle was an incitement to revolt to one who had majored in French in college and had now nothing much to do with herself except take care of a child and look out the window. Wanda empathized with the magazine.

photographic credit: Jill Krementz