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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Part of that support includes events such as special readings and open-mic evenings featuring undergraduate and graduate writers. Nick Morilland marked it as to-read Jul 08, Claire Duong marked it as to-read Jul 09, John marked it as to-read Jun 09, I was new in the neighborhood yet I had accumulated acquaintances.

The Glass Mountain

Max rated it liked it Mar 12, With a quest, a princess and an array of knights, Barthelme subverts that most traditional of genres, the fairy-tale; irony, absurdity, and playful self-reflexivity are the champions of this short story. Trivia About The Glass Mountain. My acquaintances had gathered He sank, his armor making tiny shrieking sounds against the glass. The golden castle is guarded by a lean-headed eagle with blazing rubies for eyes. The moutnain rose up in the air with a yelp, and the youth dropped lightly onto a broad balcony.

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The Glass Mountain by Donald Barthelme

Help Center Find new research papers in: He married the princess and thereafter barthele 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 several undergraduate students at the University of Houston saw the need for a journal that would be the counterpart to Gulf Coastthe journal edited by graduate creative writing students at UH.

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The bird rose barthflme in the air with a yelp, and I dropped lightly onto a broad balcony. It keeps a lot of elements from the origianl fairy tale, but written in a completele different style than what we would consider a fairy tale. Nor are eagles plausible, not at all, not for a moment.

I unstuck the righthand plumber’s friend.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Yasmin added it Feb 19, Does one climb a glass mountain, at considerable personal discomfort simply to disenchant a symbol?

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The family moved to Texas two years later, where Barthelme’s father would become a professor of architecture at the University of Houston, where Barthelme would later major in journalism.

With the success of Glass Mountain came a desire to reach further into the community to encourage writers in their craft. Peering into the mountain, one sees sparkling blue-white depths. Sahil Sood marked it as to-read Jun 24, There are also hundreds of young people shooting up on drugs while older people walk their dogs.


A heap of corpses both of horses and riders ringed the bottom of the mountain, many dying men groaning there.

Additionally, is there a cynical social or political statement being made here? The quotation is probably spurious. He saw the glittering palace, which by the pale rays of the moon looked like a dim lamp; and he saw the windows and balconies of the castle tower.

Gareth rated it liked it May 18, Victoria Nicholson marked it as to-read Jun 26, I was new in the neighborhood. Older dohald walked dogs. His second wife, Helen Barthelme, later wrote a biography entitled Donald Barthelme: The plumber’s friends remained in place, standing at right angles to the side of the mountain.

In later years they would have tremendous arguments about the kinds of literature in which Barthelme was interested and wrote. The eagle dug its sharp claws into my tender flesh. Those are not good reasons. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The second obvious characteristic of literary postmodernism in “The Glass Mountain” was blurring genres.

I unstuck the lefthand plumber’s friend leaving the righthand one in place. It was cold there at feet and when I looked down I was not encouraged. He used one apple to heal his wounds and threw another apple at a dragon guarding the castle door causing the dragon to disappear.