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Maps and legends : reading and writing along the borderlands

Author: Michael Chabon
Publisher: San Francisco [Calif.] : McSweeney's Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A series of linked essays in praise of reading and writing, with subjects running from ghost stories to comic books, Sherlock Holmes to Cormac McCarthy. Throughout, Chabon energetically argues for a return to the thrilling, chilling origins of storytelling, rejecting the false walls around "serious" literature in favor of a wide-ranging affection.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chabon, Michael.
Maps and legends.
San Francisco [Calif.] : McSweeney's Books, c2008
(OCoLC)649217834
Named Person: Michael Chabon
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Chabon
ISBN: 9781932416893 1932416897
OCLC Number: 176924865
Description: 222 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Trickster in a suit of lights: thoughts on the modern short story --
Maps and legends --
Fan fictions: on Sherlock Holmes --
Ragnarok boy --
On daemons & dust --
Kids' stuff --
Killer hook: Howard Chaykin's American Flagg! --
Dark adventure: on Cormac McCarthy's The road --
The Other James --
Landsman of the lost --
Thoughts on the death of Will Eisner --
My back pages --
Diving into the wreck --
Recipe for life --
Imaginary homelands --
Golems I have known, or, Why my elder son's middle name is Napoleon.
Responsibility: Michael Chabon.

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The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" pens a work of literary non-fiction--a series of linked essays in praise of reading and writing.  Read more...

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