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McSweeney's Issue 21 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern) [Paperback]

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McSweeney's began in 1998 as a literary journal that published only works rejected from other magazines. Today, it attracts work from some of the finest writers in the country, including David Foster Wallace, Ann Cummins, Rick Moody, and William T. Vollmann. McSweeney's Issue 21 includes work by Roddy Doyle and Stephen Elliott, as well as the triumphant return of Arthur Bradford. There's also new stories (written by secretive and heretofore unknown authors) of beauty and acuity. Determined to find new voices, publish work of gifted but underappreciated writers, and push the literary form forward at all times, McSweeney's Issue 21 proves McSweeney's continued commitment to excellence.




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Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 9, 2006
Publisher   McSweeney's
ISBN  1932416617  
ISBN13  9781932416619  


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Dave Eggers is the author of six previous books, includingZeitoun, winner of the American Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.What Is the Whatwas a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award and won France sPrix Medici. That book, about Valentino Achak Deng, a survivor of the civil war in Sudan, gave birth to the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation, which operates a secondary school in South Sudan run by Mr. Deng. Eggers is the founder and editor of McSweeney s, an independent publishing house based in San Francisco that produces a quarterly journal, a monthly magazine, The Believer, and an oral history series, Voice of Witness. In 2002, with Ninive Calegari he co-founded 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center for youth in the Mission District of San Francisco. Local communities have since opened sister 826 centers in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Ann Arbor, Seattle, Boston and Washington, DC, and similar centers now exist in London (the Ministry of Stories), Dublin (Fighting Words) and in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Melbourne, and many other cities. A native of Chicago, Eggers now lives in Northern California with his wife and two children.

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Dave Eggers currently resides in the state of California.

Dave Eggers has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Best American
  2. Best American Nonrequired Reading


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Reviews - What do customers think about McSweeney's Issue 21 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern)?

Love it so far  Aug 14, 2007
This is an excellent collection of short stories. Anyone who enjoys this form of literature should enjoy this collection.
 
Another A+ from McSweeney's  Jan 25, 2007
From cover to cover (and especially with the special wraparound flap), this issue is a sparkling example of why McSweeney's is a gem in the literary world. In particular, I appreciated the random letters in their original form written to The Late Great Ray Charles.

And if you've never read a McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, treat yourself and buy this issue. You'll be addicted after reading it and spend all your beer money for more McSweeney's.
 

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