North American Postmodern Fiction and Film, Spring 2000  John Barth  Postmodern Theories and Texts, Fall, 1998
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Biography & Works
Bibliography & Relevant Links
Styles and Major Themes
Barth on fiction and reality
Literature of Exhaustion; Literature of Replenishment
Lost in the Funhouse

Biography John Simmons Barth, Jr., was born on 27 May 1930, in Cambridge, Maryland. He has remained deeply rooted in the traditions of this rural southern corner of the Old Line State, and the familiar Tidewater Maryland setting provides the background for most of his novels. 

Cambridge Highschool

1947 Juilliard School of Music--studied harmony and orchestration for a few month. 

1947--Johns Hopkins Univ. in Baltimore

BA 1951, MA 1952, master's thesis "Shirt of Nessus"

1953-72 taught at Penn State Univ., SUNY at Buffalo, Boston Univ. 

1973--John Hopkins, the graduate writing seminar  (Cf. Ziegler 12)