By Donald Barthelme, Donald Antrim
Author note: Donald Antrim (Introduction)
Publish 12 months note: initially released in 1975
The lifeless Father is a gargantuan half-dead, half-alive, half mechanical, clever, useless, strong being who nonetheless has hopes for himself—even whereas he's being dragged via a cable towards a mysterious objective. during this awesome novel, marked by way of the resourceful use of language that prompted a new release of fiction writers, Donald Barthelme provided a glimpse into his fictional universe. As Donald Antrim writes in his creation, "Reading The lifeless Father, one has the experience that its writer enjoys a virtually whole creative freedom . . . a permission to reshape, misrepresent, or maybe forget about the realm as we discover it . . . guffawing in addition to its writer, we break out nervousness and consider alive."