John Barth Quotes (24 quotes)
“Women thought me charmingly shy, and sometimes stopped at nothing to penetrate the disdainful shell of my fear, as one of their number put it. Often as not, it was they who got penetrated.”
The Floating Opera (1956)
“The nightsea journey may be absurd, but here we swim, will-we nill-we, against the flood, onward and upward, toward a shore that may not exist and couldn't be reached if it did.”
Night-sea Journey - Lost In the Funhouse (1968)
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Born: May 27, 1930 (age 88)
Occupation: Novelist, professor
Bio: John Simmons Barth is an American novelist and short-story writer, known for the postmodernist and metafictional quality of his work.