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McSweeney's Issue 23 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern #23)

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ISBN13: 9781932416763
ISBN10: 1932416765
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Ten stories from ten excellent writers, including Wells Tower, Chris Bachelder, Ann Beattie, and other agile talents bringing visions of the Dallas/Fort Worth fake-watch trade and Papua New Guinea in the 1960s. Every story gets its own front and back cover, drawn, collaged, or embroidered by the polymathic Andrea Dezsö. The whole thing is wrapped in a jacket that unfolds into five square feet of double-sided glory — spread it out one way for dozens of very short stories by Dave Eggers, arranged in what we're pretty sure is a volvelle; flip it over and witness all those Dezsö illustrations stitched into one unbroken expanse.

Synopsis:

McSweeney's began as a literary journal which published only works rejected from other magazines. After the first issue, the journal began to publish pieces written with McSweeney's in mind, attracting works from some of the finest writers in the country and many new talents. The journal is committed to finding new voices, publishing work of gifted but underappreciated writers, and pushing the literary form forward at all times.

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Roger Sadler, January 7, 2010 (view all comments by Roger Sadler)
A dynamite cover and a contents of advanced writing.
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Heidi - Powells.com Customer Service, May 12, 2007 (view all comments by Heidi - Powells.com Customer Service)
Hi there all you McSweeney's fans:
I'm sure you are as anxious as I was to get a peek at what crazy new design the McSweeney's team has prepared to wow us with in this latest issue.
I wanted to make a clarification that hopefully soon will be picked up by others in order to correct this faux pas in our listing.
"What we are pretty sure is a volvelle", is not, in fact, a volvelle. "A volvelle (French, meaning to turn) is a paper disc in a book that when rotated can be used as a tool for calculations or other less scientific purposes, such as fortune telling. It is considered the first paper movable to appear in a book." - http://robertsabuda.com/ everythingpopup/volvelle.asp

When the glorious expanse of the new issue is revealed, the layout is similar to how a volvelle would be designed; pie slices of text or other printings. If this issue were to be attached to a base by a connector in the middle allowing it to spin, then it would be a volvelle. Currently, not.
I hope this has been helpful and do take a second to visit the site above if you are interested in movable paper. It's pretty cool. Cheers!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781932416763
Author:
Eggers, Dave
Publisher:
McSweeney's Books
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
Series Volume:
23
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 25 oz

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"Synopsis" by , McSweeney's began as a literary journal which published only works rejected from other magazines. After the first issue, the journal began to publish pieces written with McSweeney's in mind, attracting works from some of the finest writers in the country and many new talents. The journal is committed to finding new voices, publishing work of gifted but underappreciated writers, and pushing the literary form forward at all times.
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