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Anyone with even a passing interest in contemporary fiction should own this book. Featuring short stories from greats like George Saunders, Lydia Davis, David Foster Wallace, and Zadie Smith — along with other goodies from the renowned journal — this anthology is one to savor from cover to cover.
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To commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of the journal called “a key barometer of the literary climate” by the New York Times and twice honored with a National Magazine Award for fiction, here is The Best of McSweeney's — a comprehensive collection of the most remarkable work from a remarkable magazine. Drawing on the full range of the journal thus far — from the very earliest volumes to our groundbreaking, Chris Ware-edited graphic novel issue to our most popular project yet, the full-on Sunday-newspaper issue known as San Francisco Panorama, The Best of McSweeney's is an essential retrospective of recent literary history. With full-color contributions from some of the pioneering artists and illustrators featured in our pages over the years (Marcel Dzama, Art Spiegelman, and many more) and a breathtaking array of first-rate fiction (and some incredible nonfiction, too), this is a book to be pored over, and lasting proof that the contemporary short story is as vital as ever.

About the Author

McSweeney's began in 1998 as a literary journal that published only works rejected by other magazines. That rule was soon abandoned, and since then McSweeney's has attracted work from some of the finest writers in the country, including Denis Johnson, Jonathan Franzen, William T. Vollmann, Rick Moody, Joyce Carol Oates, Heidi Julavits, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Chabon, Ben Marcus, Susan Straight, Roddy Doyle, T. C. Boyle, Steven Millhauser, Gabe Hudson, Robert Coover, Ann Beattie, and many others. At the same time, the journal continues to be a major home for new and unpublished writers; we're committed to publishing exciting fiction regardless of pedigree.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781938073595
Author:
Eggers, Dave
Publisher:
McSweeney's
Editor:
Bass, Jordan
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20131112
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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