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The slightly irregular fire engine or The hithering thithering Djinn.

Donald Barthelme

The slightly irregular fire engine or The hithering thithering Djinn.

by Donald Barthelme

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Published by Farrar, Straus in New York .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL22614659M
ISBN 100374370389
OCLC/WorldCa159110

  Eighty-three years ago today, Donald Barthelme was born in Philadelphia, author of many collections of short stories, four novels, a children’s book (The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine, or the Hithering Thithering Djinn), and a couple of collections of essays and irregular pieces, Barthelme worked as a reporter, magazine editor, director of the Contemporary Arts Museum in . Guilty Pleasures. (REVIEW COPY) [Donald. Barthelme] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Donald Barthelme, The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or The Hithering Thithering Djinn. The National Book Foundation lists no other finalists. Lloyd Alexander, The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian. Vera and Bill Cleaver, Grover; Paula Fox, Blowfish Live in the Sea; Arnold Lobel, Frog and Toad are Friends. ~by Dan Pinkerton. Donald Barthelme published only one children’s book in his career, The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine OR The Hithering Thithering Djinn.. The title is reminiscent of one of Rocky and Bullwinkle’s Fractured Fairy Tales, and you get the sense Barthelme probably watched the cartoons and was maybe even diverted by them.

The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or the Hithering Thithering Djinn, Donald Barthelme: Contemporary Affairs: The Last Whole Earth Catalog, Stewart Brand, editor: Fiction: The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor, Flannery O'Connor: History: Ordeal of the Union, vols. VII and VIII: The Organized War, – and The Organized War to.   Books of The Times. Dec. 14, This Book Was Stolen “The slightly Irregular Fire Engine, or The Hithering Thithering Djinn,” by Donald Barthelme (Farrar, Straus & .


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The story line is not a bad idea for a children's book: Mathilda enters a mysterious Chinese house on a quest for a red fire engine. Politely but persistently, she asks her "djinn" guide for a fire engine. By the end of the book, she has received ALMOST exactly what she by: 1. The story line is not a bad idea for a children's book: Mathilda enters a mysterious Chinese house on a quest for a red fire engine.

Politely but persistently, she asks her "djinn" guide for a fire engine. By the end of the book, she has received ALMOST exactly what she wanted/5(8). Barthelme gears his minimalist mimicry into 'The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine,' a great children's picture book, which was justly rewarded with a National Book Award nearly 2 score years ago ().4/5.

In Donald Barthelme His children’s book, The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or the Hithering Thithering Djinn (), won the National Book Award in He was distinguished visiting professor of English (–75) at the City College of the City University of New York.

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The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine by Donald Barthelme available in Hardcover onalso read synopsis and reviews. The National Book Award-winning children's classic relates Matilda's adventures in the Chinese house Author: Donald Barthelme. The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or The Hithering Thithering Djinn Winner, National Book Awards for Children's Books.

Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or the Hithering Thithering Idiot [Donald Barthelme] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(7). Get this from a library.

The slightly irregular fire engine; or, The hithering thithering djinn. [Donald Barthelme; Jane Byers Bierhorst] -- Relates Mathilda's adventures in the Chinese house that grew in her back yard. Collage illustrations made from nineteenth-century engravings. The story line is not a bad idea for a children's book: Mathilda enters a mysterious Chinese house on a quest for a red fire engine.

Politely but persistently, she asks her "djinn" guide for a fire engine/5(5). The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine: Or, The Hithering, Thithering Djinn by Donald Barthelme (, Hardcover). Donald Barthelme published only one children’s book in his career, The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine OR The Hithering Thithering Djinn.

The title is reminiscent of one of Rocky and Bullwinkle’s Fractured Fairy Tales, and you get the sense Barthelme probably watched the cartoons and was maybe even diverted by them.

New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, First Edition / First Printing. Hardcover. Review copy with publisher's review slip laid in. Winner of the National Book Award for Children's Books. 4to green cloth. Fine in near-fine dj with a couple internal tape repairsBook Edition: First Edition / First Printing.

The award went to the tenth title on the list, THE SLIGHTLY IRREGULAR FIRE ENGINE, OR, THE HITHERING THITHERING DJINN by Donald Barthelme. Donald Barthelme was primarily known as a writer of "postmodernist" short fiction for sophisticated adult readers; much of his work appeared in.

The story line is not a bad idea for a children's book: Mathilda enters a mysterious Chinese house on a quest for a red fire engine. Politely but persistently, she asks her "djinn" guide for a fire engine.

By the end of the book, she has received ALMOST exactly what she wanted/5. Site had wanted a fire engine"" -- but before the book closes sire gets one: on the morning after ""the escapade"" (for which site politely thanks the generous djinn), a ""magnificent fire engine, a real Silsby,"" is standing where the Chinese house had been; ""instead of being sparkling red, it was bright green"" (""'The djinn must not know.

The postmodernist short story writer regularly illustrated his stories with ironically subtitled engravings, and he used his signature vintage collage technique to illustrate his only children's book, The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine, or the Hithering Thithering Djinn. The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine, or the Hithering Thithering Djinn (children's book), Farrar, Straus, ; Awards.

Guggenheim Fellowship, ; Time Magazine Best Books of the Year list,for City Life; National Book Award, Children's Books,for The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or the Hithering Thithering Djinn.

Donald Barthelme's The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine, or the Hithering Thithering Djinn was published inand it won the National Book Award for children's literature in —the only major literary prize Barthelme would ever win.

The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine won the National Book Award that year. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Barthelme concluded his acceptance speech with one of his signature packets of subtle, soul-expanding wisdom. Mysteries are not to be avoided. Rather they are a.

His children’s book, The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or the Hithering Thithering Djinn (), won the National Book Award in He was distinguished visiting professor of English (–75) at the City College of the City University of New York.Title Publisher The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine, or the Hithering Thithering Djinn: Farrar, Straus ().

~by Dan Pinkerton. Donald Barthelme published only one children’s book in his career, The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine OR The Hithering Thithering Djinn. The title is reminiscent of one of Rocky and Bullwinkle’s Fractured Fairy Tales, and you get the sense Barthelme probably watched the cartoons and was maybe even diverted by them.