BARTHELME, Donald. Snow White.

(London): Jonathan Cape, 1968.  First UK edition.  Octavo.  180 pages.  The UK first edition of the author’s first novel. The book inverts the fairy tale of the same name by highlighting the form by discussing the different expectations and compromises the characters make to survive in their world. This is done through Barthelme’s fragmentary rhetoric and discourse, by shifting perspectives from the seven “dwarves” or Snow White herself, as well as the wicked step-mother, “Jane.”   A very good copy, slightly musty in dust jacket.


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