Maps and Legends

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Author: Michael Chabon
Barcode/ISBN13: 9780007289875
ISBN: 0007289871
Imprint/Brand: Fourth Estate
Release Date: Apr 2010
Format: B Paperback
Number of Pages: 250
Price $AUD: $24.99
Categories: Non Fiction

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 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 AND CLAY ; and an enigmatic Yiddish phrasebook unfurls into THE YIDDISH POLICEMAN'S UNION .

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