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by Dave Eggers

  • Author: Dave Eggers
  • ISBN: 1932416668
  • ISBN13: 978-1932416664
  • ePub: 1803 kb | FB2: 1665 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Humanities
  • Publisher: McSweeney's; First Edition edition (January 24, 2007)
  • Pages: 350
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 950
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McSweeney's Issue 22 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern) ePub download

Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern is an American literary journal, typically containing short stories, reportage, and illustrations. Some issues also include poetry, comic strips, and novellas.

Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern is an American literary journal, typically containing short stories, reportage, and illustrations. The Quarterly Concern is published by McSweeney's. The journal is notable in that it has no fixed format, and changes its publishing style from issue to issue, unlike more conventional journals and magazines.

McSweeney's initially published only the literary journal Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, but has grown to publish novels, books of poetry, and other periodicals

McSweeney's Issue 22 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern) Hardcover.

McSweeney's Issue 22 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern) Hardcover. Series: McSweeney's Quarterly Concern (Book 17). Paperback: 280 pages. Publisher: McSweeney's (October 15, 2005). The two stories I enjoyed, out of a dozen or so, was an extract of a novel by Peter Ferry called "Accident", which takes the form of a letter.

McSweeney's Issue 22 book. This issue of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern contains three entirely separate books, bound into one magnetic cover by the metal strips in their spines

McSweeney's Issue 22 book. This issue of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern contains three entirely separate books, bound into one magnetic cover by the metal strips in their spines.

McSweeney's Issue 31 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern). Series: McSweeney's Quarterly Concern (Book 18). Mcsweeney (Issue No. 11) (Book & DVD). Paperback: 200 pages.

The first issue featured only works rejected by other magazines, but thereafter the journal began to include pieces written with McSweeney's in mind. McSweeney’s has since published works by many notable writers, including Denis Johnson, William T. Vollmann, Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Chabon, Susan Straight, Roddy Doyle, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Steven Millhauser, Robert Coover, Stephen King, and Ann Beattie. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38. Issue.

Items related to McSweeney's Issue 22 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly. Book Description McSweeney's, 2007. McSweeney's Issue 22 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern). ISBN 13: 9781932416664. McSweeney's Issue 22 is a three-part exercise in inspired restriction - of author, of content, and of form. In section one, poets (yes - poets!) including Mary Karr, Denis Johnson, C. D. Wright, and D. C. Berman initiate poet-chains, picking a poem of their own and one by another poet. Published by McSweeney's (2007). ISBN 10: 1932416668 ISBN 13: 9781932416664.

McSweeney's Quarterly Concern. Authors: McSweeney's Publishing, Dave Eggers, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Roddy Doyle, Douglas Coupland.

Great deals on one book or all books in the series. McSweeney's Quarterly Concern. The McSweeney's Quarterly Concern book series by multiple authors includes books McSweeney's Quarterly Concern: Issue 1, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern: Issue 3, McSweeneys 6, and several more.

McSweeney's Issue 22 is a three-part exercise in inspired restriction — of author, of content, and of form. In section one, poets (yes — poets!) including Mary Karr, Denis Johnson, C. D. Wright, and D. C. Berman initiate poet-chains, picking a poem of their own and one by another poet. The next poet will then do the same, and then again, and again, and so on. In section two, Fitzgerald (yes — F. Scott Fitzgerald!) provides a list of unused story premises first cataloged in The Crack-Up; his mission is completed by writers like Diane Williams and Nick Flynn. In section three, finally, the president of France's (yes — France!) legendary Oulipians offers a rare glimpse into his group's current experiments with linguistic constraint. Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Detenta
I got this book because hidden in here is a Oulipo section that almost no one knows about. It is three books" held together by magnets in a boxlike well - very unique. This West coast serial I understand is still being published. I had not heard of McSweeney's until I some how discovered this and it is good to know about.
Brakora
McSweeney's 22 is one of the coolest issues to hold in your hands, as it's three paperbacks with magnetic strips in their spines attached to a hardcover case with a magnetic strip in its spine.

The first book is called a collection of "unfinished" F. Scott Fitzgerald stories. This is misleading--these aren't stories Scott actually started, but just half-ideas and possibilities, some of them a couple words long. Seventeen different writers take these fragments and scraps and write new short shorts about them. Surprisingly, the greater majority of them work.

The second book is a sampling of work from French experimental writing cabal Oulipo. This is possibly the most hit-and-miss collection of stories ever gathered: when they work, they're charming and innovative; when they don't, they're wearying and unbearably self-indulgent. Regardless, it's enjoyable to see such uniqueness and creativity even when the results are difficult. It showcases one of the things McSweeney's does best, which is bring worthwhile super-obscurity to some deserved attention.

The third book is all poetry, called "Poets Picking Poets" (this was later published as a standalone book), where they asked poets to pick poems they like and so on. I've been told by a reliable poet friend that it's pretty good, so I'll vouch for that.

Issue 22 is a bit riskier issue than some, and certainly focuses heavily on the esoteric, but it rewards well by finding some of the best work from some of the least known.
Mataxe
McSweeney's 22 presentation is a hardcover case with a magnetic strip on the inside spine with 3 paperbacks each with magnetic strips on their spine attached. Books held together with magnets, those guys...

The first book takes the ideas F Scott Fitzgerald had for potential stories and has a different writer realise each one. Some are just a few words "Girl and Giraffe" and others more detailed but it's a great idea done so well. Miriam Toews' "The Misstep" is a small play based on an office worker who organised an after hours orgy in the office, "Finally" by Judy Budnitz tells the story of a despot who gets his comeuppance, "The Flying Machine" by Marc Bojanowski is about a gravedigger asked to do a strange favour, Tom Lombardi's "The Bear" features a talking bear, and Rachel Ingalls' "A Gift of the Gods" is about a dancing princess who is given wings by a goddess. These stories are superb and are worth getting the book for alone. Even the lesser stories are well written.

The second book features experimental work from "Oulipo" (no I hadn't heard of them either) and the stories are more stylistic than substantial.

The third and final book is a collection of 50 poets and poems. It's the biggest of the 3 books with about 200 pages.

Despite being a literature student and a big fan of McSweeney's, I'm not as inclined to like either experimental literature or poetry, both rare things to find in any issue. Maybe the poetry's good, I don't know as I don't read it often enough to judge. As for the experimental stories...

It's an interesting issue from McSweeney's as always, with a number of hidden gems with innovative design work. Good stuff.
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