Sign In | Register

John Simmons Barth (born May 27, 1930) is an American novelist and short-story writer. His novel, Chimera, was the recipient of the National Book Award in 1973. The novel is a fabulous post-modern retelling of three famous myths. The first, the Dunyazadiad is a retelling of the story of Scheherazade, the famed storyteller of the One Thousand and One Nights. The second novella entitled Perseid, follows the forty-year old Greek hero Perseus in his struggle to obtain immortality. The third and final novella, Bellerophoniad, chronicles the story of Bellerophon, another ancient Greek hero. These stories are told with an interesting and varying perspective, examining the myths’ relationships and how they conform to reality.

Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)

Available copies: Chimera By Barth, John


CHIMERA

BARTH, John

Sold by: SYLVESTER & ORPHANOS
$350.00

Chimera

BARTH, JOHN

Sold by: The Brick Row Book Shop
$250.00


CHIMERA

BARTH, JOHN

Sold by: Moody Books, Inc
$195.00


CHIMERA

BARTH, John

Sold by: Charles Agvent
$187.50


CHIMERA - REVIEW COPY, SIGNED

Barth, John

Sold by: Captain Ahab's Rare Books
$175.00


CHIMERA

BARTH, John

Sold by: Charles Agvent
$156.30

Chimera

Barth John

Sold by: Pazzo Books
$150.00


CHIMERA

Barth, John

Sold by: L. W. Currey, Inc.
$150.00

Chimera

BARTH, John

Sold by: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs
$125.00


Chimera

Barth, John

Sold by: Evening Star Books
$125.00


Chimera

Barth, John

Sold by: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA
$125.00


CHIMERA

Barth, John

Sold by: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA
$100.00


Chimera

Barth, John

Sold by: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA
$100.00


Chimera [Hardcover]

Barth, John

Sold by: BARRYS BARGAIN BIN
$100.00

CHIMERA

BARTH, John

Sold by: Waiting for Godot Books
$100.00


Chimera [Limited Edition, Signed]

BARTH, John

Sold by: Lorne Bair Rare Books
$100.00

Chimera

Barth, John

Sold by: Media Castle
$98.97


Chimera

John Barth

Sold by: ExtremelyReliable
$98.70


Chimera

John Barth

Sold by: ExtremelyReliable
$98.50

Chimera

Barth, John

Sold by: Gumshoe Books
$95.00