Lost in the Funhouse  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Lost in the Funhouse is a collection of loosely connected short stories that was originally published by John Barth in 1968. These postmodern stories examine the art of fiction writing, among other things, and seem to undermine the conventional and predictable nature of fiction. In the fourteen stories, Barth presents a literary "funhouse," a dense maze that weaves in and out of plot, narration, and a self-conscious attention to the process of writing itself.

The stories

  • Frame-tale
  • Night-sea Journey
  • Ambrose His Mark
  • Autobiography
  • Water-message
  • Petition
  • Lost in the Funhouse
  • Echo
  • Two Meditations
  • Title
  • Glossolalia
  • Life-story
  • Menelaiad
  • Anonymiad

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