Monday morning Barthelme giveaway

The move approacheth, and the stomach recoileth at the prospect of yet more pizza, potato chips, and oily bodega coffee.

Next week the site will be quiet for the loading and unloading of boxes. This week you may see a handful of new things in the remainders bar, but mostly I’m doing giveaways.

Today’s books — The Teachings of Don B and Not-Knowing — will appeal to Barthelme completists, Thanksgiving haters, and do-it-yourself, packaged-soup-loving caterers. Oh, and Pynchon lovers. The Gravity’s Rainbow author’s original introduction to The Teachings of Don B is reprinted in the new Counterpoint edition.

Not-Knowing (introduction by John Barth) is a collection of essays and interviews I’ve yet to read. “Writing is a process of dealing with not-knowing,” Barthelme famously said, “a forcing of what and how.”

If you’d like to win these books, email me at maud [at] maudnewton [dot] com today (2/18) before 11:59 p.m. EST with “Barthelme” in the subject line. All entries will be assigned numbers based on the order received, and a randomizer will choose the winner.Kevin Arthur wins the books. Thanks to all who entered, and for the well-wishes on the move.

Shot of pizza from local joint stolen from Famous Fat Dave.


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