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Snow White (1967) by Barthelme. Barthelme wrote only four novels during his career, though they might better be called novellas for their brevity. This, his first, is a rewrite of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" that challenges the structure of fairy tales.

Sadness (1972) by Barthelme. This is a collection of stories, often parodies, that play with emotions and boredom.

The Dead Father (1975) by Barthelme. Barthelme's second novel concerns the father/ son relationship, and is deeply involved in the play of words and their representative functions.

Yellow Back Radio Broke Down (1971) by Ishmael Reed. Reed is a satirist and a parodist who often targets literature and literary forms. In this novel, he parodies the Western novel

Slaughterhouse-Five, or, The Children's Crusade (1969) by Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut's novel plays with the premise that its protagonist,

Billy Pilgrim, travels back and forth randomly in...

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