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National Book Award for Fiction Best Book
In Chimera, John Barth injects his signature wit into the tales of Scheherezade of the Thousand and One Nights, Perseus, the slayer of Medusa, and Bellerophon, who tamed the winged horse Pegasus. In a book that the Washington Post called stylishly maned, tragically songful, and serpentinely elegant, Barth retells these tales from varying perspectives, examining the myths relationship to reality and their resonance with the contemporary world. A winner of the National Book Award, this feisty, witty, sometimes bawdy book provoked Playboy to comment, There s every chance in the world that John Barth is a genius.

 
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Used availability for John Barth's Chimera


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Hardback Editions

July 1974 : UK Hardback
Title: Chimera
Author(s): John Barth
ISBN: 0-233-96551-3 / 978-0-233-96551-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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August 1972 : USA Hardback
Title: Chimera
Author(s): John Barth
ISBN: 0-394-48139-9 / 978-0-394-48139-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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1972 : USA Hardback
Title: Chimera
Author(s): John Barth
ISBN: 0-394-48189-5 / 978-0-394-48189-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

December 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Chimera (American Literature)
Author(s): John Barth
ISBN: 1-62897-128-2 / 978-1-62897-128-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
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November 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: Chimera
Author(s): John Barth
ISBN: 0-618-13170-1 / 978-0-618-13170-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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January 1900 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Chimera
Author(s): John Barth
ISBN: 0-449-21113-4 / 978-0-449-21113-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett Crest Books
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August 1982 : UK Paperback
Title: Chimera
Author(s): John Barth
ISBN: 0-586-05522-3 / 978-0-586-05522-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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July 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Chimera
Author(s): John Barth
ISBN: 0-449-23797-4 / 978-0-449-23797-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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April 1977 : UK Paperback
Title: Chimera
Author(s): John Barth
ISBN: 0-7043-3113-6 / 978-0-7043-3113-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quartet Books
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Audio Editions

October 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: Chimera
Author(s): John Barth
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2011 : UK Audio edition
Title: Chimera
Author(s): John Barth
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   



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