"Barth has proved again and again that he can equal the traditionalists at their own game, and thus he has won the right to be different." -- Saturday Review "Barth, almost alone among his fellows, will have none of the bloodless abstractions. Among his many styles, what is most distinctive is his toughness, the quick march of his verbs, his reliance on muscular Anglo-Saxon locutions, his puns." -- Washington Post "The best writer of fiction in America." -- New York Times
About the Author
John Simmons Barth (born May 27, 1930) is an American novelist and short-story writer, known for the postmodernist and metafictive quality of his work.