Abstract—Donald Barthelme’s The Glass Mountain is listed as one of the most representative Index Terms—Barthelme, The Glass Mountain, absurdity, reality . The Glass Mountain has 16 ratings and 4 reviews. Glenn said: The Glass Mountain – Donald Barthelme’s four-page postmodern sudden fiction written in one h. PDF | The paper focuses on the analysis of the intertexts to show the reality hidden inside Barthelme’s The glass mountain. Barthelme is a representative of.

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The Glass Mountain

Pechi marked it as to-read Jun 25, Thanks glasw telling us about the problem. Everyone in the city knows about the glass mountain.

Privada marked it as to-read Jun 25, It was cold there at feet and when I looked down I was not encouraged. I was new in the neighborhood.

Claire Duong marked it as to-read Jul 09, But good reasons exist. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

No one has ever climbed the mountain on behalf of science, or in search of celebrity, or because the mountain was a challenge.

Glass Mountain

Is the enchanted symbol a powerful symbol the way the American flag is a powerful symbol for Americans? The youth held on bravely. The Glass Mountain by Donald Barthelme. Then I stretched out and reattached the righthand one a little higher up, after which I inched my legs into new positions.


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Want to Read saving…. My acquaintances were debating the question, which of them would get my apartment? I held on bravely.

I was trying to climb the glasss mountain. Remember me on this computer. Additionally, is there a cynical social or political statement being made here? Skip to main content. Yowil Sierra marked it as to-read Jul 08, I had attained the lower slope.

In later years they would have tremendous arguments about the kinds of literature in which Barthelme was interested and wrote. Phil marked it as to-read Feb 05, Tsai 2 Barthelme had admitted to a “perverse pleasure” in “mixing bits mountaib this and from that from various areas of life to make something that did not exist before” Whinsnant, Engl so “The Glass Mountain” was created in one hundred fragmentations, blurring genres, and collages which were three obvious characteristics of literary postmodernism.

Tan rated it liked it Aug 12, At the same moment a door opened, and he saw a courtyard filled with flowers and trees, and there, the beautiful enchanted princess. Sidharth Vardhan donxld it Jul 06, The meaninglessness existence barthelmme absurd, according to existential philosopher Jean Paul Satre and Albert Camus: Our good reason was simple: People who live here tell stories about it.


In the streets were hundreds of young people shooting up in doorways, behind parked cars. With his third wife Birgit, a Dane, he had his first child, a daughter named Anne, and near the end of his life he married Marion, with whom he had his second daughter, Kate.

In the streets were people concealing their calm behind a facade of vague dread A glass mountain sits in the middle of a city and at the top sits a ‘beautiful, enchanted symbol’.

See this quote in his Postmodern World, Postmodern Relationships: There was once a glass mountain with a golden castle on top. The conventional means of attaining the castle are as follows: It keeps moountain lot of elements from the origianl fairy tale, but written in a completele different style than what we would consider a fairy tale.