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John Barth

# Title Year Score
1Mark as read.Lost in the Funhouse196812.43
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 340 (5.87 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 197 (3.46 points) | American Literature: 9 (1.81 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
2Mark as read.LETTERS197911.73*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 48 (3.05 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 1091 (4.21 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 64 (2.63 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 12 (1.84 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.

N-gram Frequency Correction: -66.36%
3Mark as read.Chimera197210.28
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 100 (3.95 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 133 (3.04 points) | American Literature: 6 (1.50 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
4Mark as read.The Sot-Weed Factor196010.25
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 117 (4.16 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 201 (3.48 points) | American Literature: 9 (1.81 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
5Mark as read.Giles Goat-Boy19669.38
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 84 (3.72 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 164 (3.26 points) | American Literature: 7 (1.61 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
6Mark as read.The Floating Opera19569.31
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 128 (4.29 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 128 (3.00 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
7Mark as read.The End of the Road19587.76
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 104 (4.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 119 (2.93 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
8Mark as read.Once Upon a Time19946.22
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 28 (2.50 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 67 (2.41 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
9Mark as read.The Tidewater Tales19876.06
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 43 (2.93 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 35 (1.90 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
10Mark as read.Sabbatical19825.16
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 39 (2.83 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 61 (2.33 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
11Mark as read.The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor19914.54
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 45 (2.98 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 21 (1.56 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
# Score
1Mark as read.Lost in the Funhouse (1968)
John Barth
12.43
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

National Book Award Finalist (0.50 points) | Google Scholar: 340 (5.87 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 197 (3.46 points) | American Literature: 9 (1.81 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
2Mark as read.LETTERS (1979)
John Barth
11.73*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 48 (3.05 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 1091 (4.21 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literature: 64 (2.63 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus. | American Literary History: 12 (1.84 points)*Score adjusted to correct for title consisting of an n-gram occuring with high frequency in the English language corpus.

N-gram Frequency Correction: -66.36%
3Mark as read.Chimera (1972)
John Barth
10.28
Genre: Novel

National Book Award Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 100 (3.95 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 133 (3.04 points) | American Literature: 6 (1.50 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
4Mark as read.The Sot-Weed Factor (1960)
John Barth
10.25
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 117 (4.16 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 201 (3.48 points) | American Literature: 9 (1.81 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
5Mark as read.Giles Goat-Boy (1966)
John Barth
9.38
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 84 (3.72 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 164 (3.26 points) | American Literature: 7 (1.61 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
6Mark as read.The Floating Opera (1956)
John Barth
9.31
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 128 (4.29 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 128 (3.00 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
7Mark as read.The End of the Road (1958)
John Barth
7.76
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 104 (4.00 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 119 (2.93 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
8Mark as read.Once Upon a Time (1994)
John Barth
6.22
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 28 (2.50 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 67 (2.41 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
9Mark as read.The Tidewater Tales (1987)
John Barth
6.06
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 43 (2.93 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 35 (1.90 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
10Mark as read.Sabbatical (1982)
John Barth
5.16
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 39 (2.83 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 61 (2.33 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
11Mark as read.The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor (1991)
John Barth
4.54
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 45 (2.98 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 21 (1.56 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)

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