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Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands
Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands by Michael Chabon 1932416897 9781932416893
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Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands by Michael Chabon

Michael Chabons 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 towardWonder Boys;a love of comics and a basement golem combine to create the Pulitzer Prize-winningThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay;and an enigmatic Yiddish phrasebook unfurls intoThe Yiddish Policemans Union.

Author: Michael Chabon

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 222

Publisher: McSweeneys

Publication Date: 2008-05-01

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