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This volume collects the finest essays and articles from the four-time National Magazine Award–nominated Believer magazine. The book combines all the erudition and wit readers have come to expect from its pages: Jonathan Lethem on Nathanael West, William T. Vollmann on W. G. Sebald, Ben Ehrenreich on Brian Evenson, Paul La Farge on Dungeons and Dragons, and much, much more. Its an essential anthology, collecting the best in creative nonfiction, the best in literary journalism, and the best writing in English from the beginning of the twenty-first century, from one of the smartest, weirdest, and funniest magazines in the country.

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This volume collects pieces from the four-time National Magazine Award-nominated magazine, "The Believer." The book combines all the erudition and wit readers have come to expect from its pages: Jonathan Lethem's bold suggestion that Charles Dickens be read as an "animal novelist," Zadie Smith's detailed explanation of how to write a Zadie Smith novel, Haruki Murakami's deeply personal take on Thelonius Monk, Charles Baxter's glimpse into the history of the human face in fiction. It's an essential anthology, collecting the best in creative nonfiction, the best in literary journalism, and the best writing in English from the beginning of the 21st century, from one of the smartest, weirdest, and funniest magazines in the country.

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This essential anthology--collecting pieces from the National Magazine Award-nominated journal "The Believer"--features the best in creative nonfiction, literary journalism, and the best writing in English from the beginning of the 21st century.

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ISBN:
9781934781395
Author:
Park, Ed
Publisher:
McSweeney's Books
Editor:
Julavits, Heidi
Editor:
Vida, Vendela
Editor:
Julavits, Heidi; Park, Ed; Vida, Vendela
Author:
Julavits, Heidi
Author:
Vida, Vendela
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American essays - 21st century
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in 18.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This volume collects pieces from the four-time National Magazine Award-nominated magazine, "The Believer." The book combines all the erudition and wit readers have come to expect from its pages: Jonathan Lethem's bold suggestion that Charles Dickens be read as an "animal novelist," Zadie Smith's detailed explanation of how to write a Zadie Smith novel, Haruki Murakami's deeply personal take on Thelonius Monk, Charles Baxter's glimpse into the history of the human face in fiction. It's an essential anthology, collecting the best in creative nonfiction, the best in literary journalism, and the best writing in English from the beginning of the 21st century, from one of the smartest, weirdest, and funniest magazines in the country.
"Synopsis" by , This essential anthology--collecting pieces from the National Magazine Award-nominated journal "The Believer"--features the best in creative nonfiction, literary journalism, and the best writing in English from the beginning of the 21st century.
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