Maps and legends: reading and writing along the borderlands

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McSweeney's Books,
Pub. Date:
c2008.
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English
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Michael Chabon's sparkling first book of nonfiction is a love song in 16 parts ? 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. His own fiction, meanwhile, is explored from the perspective of personal history: post-collegiate desperation sparks his debut, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh; procrastination and doubt reveal the way toward Wonder Boys; a love of comics and a basement golem combine to create the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay; and an enigmatic Yiddish phrasebook unfurls into The Yiddish Policeman's Union.
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9781932416893
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table_of_contents Dark adventure: on Cormac McCarthy's The road --, Diving into the wreck --, Fan fictions: on Sherlock Holmes --, Golems I have known, or, Why my elder son's middle name is Napoleon., Imaginary homelands --, Kids' stuff --, Killer hook: Howard Chaykin's American Flagg! --, Landsman of the lost --, Maps and legends --, My back pages --, On daemons & dust --, Other James --, Ragnarok boy --, Recipe for life --, Thoughts on the death of Will Eisner --, Trickster in a suit of lights: thoughts on the modern short story --
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title Maps and legends : reading and writing along the borderlands
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