Item description for McSweeney's Issue 22 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern) by Dave Eggers...
Overview An all new collection from the popular literary magazine features a series of poet chains featuring contributions from Denis Johnson, C. D. Wright, and Mary Karr, among others; a list of unused story premises from F. Scott Fitzgerald that are completed by such writers as Nick Flynn and Diane Williams; and the president of the French Oulipians looking at his groups experiments with linguistic constraint.
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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 7.5" Weight: 2.1 lbs.
Release Date Jan 24, 2007
ISBN 1932416668 ISBN13 9781932416664
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More About Dave Eggers
Dave Eggers is the bestselling author of seven books including "A Hologram for the King," a finalist for the National Book Award; "Zeitoun," winner of the American Book Award and Dayton Literary Peace Prize; and "What Is the What," which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won France's Prix Medici. In 2002, with Ninive Calegari he cofounded 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center for youth in the Mission District of San Francisco. Local communities around the country have since opened sister 826 centers. Eggers lives in Northern California with his wife and two children.
Dave Eggers currently resides in the state of California.
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