Nudists, Barthelme Bio + Chablis

I once had a writing instructor whose parents were nudists, that's how she grew up. This teacher had a great sense of humor and the stories she brought to our workshop were always quirky, funny, edgy. She introduced me to the work of Donald Barthelme. The New York Times has a review of a new Barthelme biography, Hiding Man, which I want to read. I've always appreciated Barthelme stories like "Chablis" and "The Baby" which capture perfectly the bizarre nature of domestic life. There's a video of Timothy Hutton reading "Chablis" on MTV in the early 90s here.

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