Donald Barthelme (1931-1989) was an American author. His works include Come Back, Dr. Caligari (1964), Snow White (1967), City Life (1970), and Sixty Stories (1982).
Life and Works
Barthelme was born April 7, 1931, in Philadelphia, to an architect father of the same name and a woman called Helen Bechtold. He attended Houston University, worked as a journalist, had two wives, served in the Korean War, and joined the board of directors of the Houston Contemporary Arts Museum. In 1964, he published his first collection of short stories, Come Back, Dr. Caligari, and continued to write stories for the New Yorker until his death on July 23, 1989 in Houston.
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