Maps and Legends

Maps and Legends

Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands

Book - 2008
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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.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : McSweeney's Books, c2008.
ISBN: 9781932416893
Branch Call Number: 809 CHABON M
Characteristics: 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.


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Changing my Mind by Smith shares similarities with Maps and Legends by Chabon. "These books are Funny, Reflective, and Witty, and they share: the genres 'Essays' and 'Arts and Entertainment -- Writing and Publishing' and the subject 'Authors'." -NoveList

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