Donald Barthelme  

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"We like books that have a lot of dreck in them" --Snow White (1967) by Donald Barthelme

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Donald Barthelme (April 7, 1931 - July 23, 1989) was an American author of short fiction and novels. He also worked as a newspaper reporter for the Houston Post, managing editor of Location magazine, director of the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston (1961-1962), co-founder of Fiction (with Mark Mirsky and the assistance of Max and Marianne Frisch), and a professor at various universities. He also was one of the original founders of The University of Houston Creative Writing Program, a graduate fiction and poetry program which offers MFA and PhD degrees in writing.

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