A Donald Barthelme Collection

Title:  Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts
Printing:  First
Year of publication:  1968
Publisher:  Farrar, Straus, Giroux
City:  New York
Number of Pages:  170
Cover:  hard cover
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number:  68-14918

Table of contents
  1. The Indian Uprising
  2. The Balloon
  3. This Newspaper Here
  4. Robert Kennedy Saved From Drowning
  5. Report
  6. The Dolt
  7. The Police Band
  8. Edward And Pia
  9. A Few Moments Of Sleeping And Waking
  10. Can We Talk
  11. Game
  12. Alice
  13. A Picture History Of The War
  14. The President
  15. See The Moon?


We defended the city as best we could. The arrows of the Comanches came in clouds. The war clubs of the Comanches clattered on the soft, yellow pavements. There were earthworks along the Boulevard Mark Clark and the hedges had been laced with sparkling wire. I spoke to Sylvia. "Do you think this is a good life?" The table held apples, books, long-playing records. She looked up. "No."