Lost in the Funhouse Author:John Barth The book is a fantastic voyage and a gold mine of pure delight. "Barth cunning is to turn daily life into mythology while turning mythology into domestic comedy." Time — "The reader has to dig. But the digging produces ore from one of the richest veins in American literature." Playboy — The author was born in 1930 and educated at Johns Hopkins ... more »University. He was a professor at U of Pennsylvania, SUNY, U of Buffalo, Boston University, and Johns Hopkins. He retired in 1995.
After reading work by Jorge Luis Borges he was inspired to write Lost in the Funhouse. He is considered a postmodernist and metafictional writer. In 1973, he received the National Book Award for "Chimera."« less