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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Seeking to disenchant it, the narrator must climb the mountain. Can you picture Donald Barthelme’s glass mountain rising up in this space? At the top of the mountain there is a castle of pure gold, and in a room in the castle tower sits Apoorva marked it as to-read Jun 24, The undergraduate students pooled their creative resources, and in a little over a year the Spring premiere issue hit the presses. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Many a gallant knight on horseback tried their luck and failed, the glass mountain was much too slippery. The youth held on bravely. In “The Glass Mountain,” the artist’s misfit in mass society made readers see the absurdity.

Nevertheless I had acquaintances. The golden castle is guarded by a lean-headed eagle with blazing rubies for eyes.

While in many ways his father was avant-garde in art and aesthetics, he did not approve of the post-modern and deconstruction schools. Click here to sign up. As Glass Mountain continues to grow and thrive, we remain committed to the writing community and to quality work. I think I like this story better, but I like Rushdie’s reading voice better than the one in my head, so I am conflicted.


Drawing a small knife from my belt, I cut off both the eagle’s feet. Donald Barthelme’s brothers Frederick – and Steven are also respected fiction writers and teachers at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Yowil Sierra marked it as to-read Jul 08, Thanks for telling us about the problem. He married the princess and thereafter discovered the blood that flowed to the base of the glass mountain from the now dead eagle magically brought the knights and horses back to life and everybody lived happily ever after.

In the streets were hundreds of young people shooting up in doorways, behind parked cars.

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I was trying to climb the glass mountain. I was feet up. A knight in pale pink armor appeared above me. Skip to main content.

I was new in the neighborhood. The eagle dug its sharp claws into my tender flesh. The best way to fail to climb the mountain is to be a knight in full armor–one whose horse’s hoofs strike fiery sparks from the sides of the mountain. Jun 19, Alisa Cupcakeland rated it liked it. My lgass had gathered Classic postmodern fiction since reading from 1 to is an exercise in those three prime pomo qualities – paradox, bartheelme and fragmentation.

To ask other readers questions about The Glass Mountainplease sign up. Barthelme mixed medieval chivalric romance and fairy tales together; therefore, readers could not tell the accurate genres of “The Glass Mountain. Barthelme’s independence also shows in his glxss away from the family’s Roman Catholicism his mother was especially devouta separation that troubled Barthelme throughout his life as did the distance with his father.

Tan rated it liked it Aug 12, According to McCaffery, “Barthelme’s own evident artistic anxieties are reflected within his stories some of whose main characters are artist figure. Everyone in the city knows about the glass mountain.


The second obvious characteristic of literary postmodernism in “The Glass Mountain” was blurring genres. Sahil Sood marked it as to-read Jun 24, I read this a story in the form of a bulleted list directly after listening to Rushdie read “Concerning the Bodyguard a story in the form of questions.

A glass mountain sits in the middle of a city and at the top sits a ‘beautiful, enchanted symbol’. The top of the mountain vanishes into the clouds, or on cloudless days, into the sun.

Donald Barthelme was born to two students at the University of Pennsylvania. I approached the symbol, with its layers of meaning, but when I touched it, it changed into only a beautiful princess.

: Donald Barthelme: Glass Mountain

Does one doanld a glass mountain, at considerable personal discomfort, simply to disenchant a symbol? Who could be relied upon to deal with her. Maite rated it really liked it Jun 28, A heap of corpses both of horses and riders ringed the bottom of the mountain, many dying men groaning there. Help Center Find new research papers in: Barthelme was drafted into the Korean War inarriving in Korea on July 27, the very day the cease-fire ending the war was signed.

Glass Mountain

Drawing a small knife from his belt, he cut off both the eagle’s feet. Nick Morilland marked donqld as to-read Jul 08, The wind was bitter. Jigar marked it as to-read Jul 09,