Jonathan Baumbach

B, a novel (2002)

B opens:

"When I reached 50, turned that mortal corner, I decided it was time to tell my own story unmediated by metaphorical disguise."

Selected Works

BABBLE (1976)
"BABBLE is the further adventures of the only infant hero in American Literature." --Esquire
RERUNS (1974), Fiction Collective
"RERUNS is about that place -- no small terrain -- where cinema, dream and memory meet, and no other novel has mapped it as well."
B, a novel (2002)
"The novel that takes his initial offers 14 ways of looking at Baumbach’s writer-protagonist, 14 narrative variations on the distorting mirror."
ON THE WAY TO MY FATHER’S FUNERAL: New and Selected Stories
Robert Coover writes: “He is an exceptional writer... I can think of few authors who can deliver an entire set of stories of such class as these."
YOU or The Invention of Memory"
Narrator remembers or imagines or invents the story of a variable relationship with a woman known only as You.

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