Item description for McSweeney's Issue 24 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern) by Dave Eggers, Geoff Benge, K. E. Brashier, Richard Starkings, Bryce Carlson, George Varian, Frances F. Berdan & Gerard S. Sloyan...
With a special section on Donald Barthelme, including remembrances from Ann Beattie, David Gates, and Oscar Hijuelos, and some of Barthelme's barely published and never-collected early work, and a highly theoretical but potentially amazing Z-binding that we can't describe very well here, or even to each other, McSweeney's 24 will never be mistaken for anything else. (Except possibly the June 1978 issue of Popular Mechanics.)
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 2007
ISBN 1932416773 ISBN13 9781932416770
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More About Dave Eggers, Geoff Benge, K. E. Brashier, Richard Starkings, Bryce Carlson, George Varian, Frances F. Berdan & Gerard S. Sloyan
Dave Eggers grew up near Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the founder of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern), and a monthly magazine, The Believer. McSweeney's publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. In 2002, he cofounded 826 Valencia, a nonprofit youth writing and tutoring center in San Francisco's Mission District. Sister centers have since opened in seven other American cities under the umbrella of 826 National, and like-minded centers have opened in Dublin, London, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Birmingham, Alabama, among other locations. His work has been nominated for the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and has won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, France's Prix Medicis, Germany's Albatross Prize, the National Magazine Award, and the American Book Award. Eggers lives in Northern California with his family.
Dave Eggers currently resides in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about McSweeney's Issue 24 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern)?
Yay, McSweeney's Jan 14, 2008
McSweeney's 24 was bound as a very cool double-issue, with one side being stories centering around "trouble", and the other side containing writer's remembrances of Donald Barthelme.
I wasn't previously familiar with Barthelme's work, but the two uncollected stories published here make clear his influence on writers like George Saunders (whose tribute to and analysis of Barthelme is also here). His prose is considered and compact. And unpredictably weird, like Borges.
Another great issue. McSweeney's is always recommended. You really should subscribe.
Wonderful little surprise Dec 17, 2007
I just recently discovered this quarterly in an attempt to read some new authors and I am pleasantly surprised at the quality of this compilation. The editors at McSweeney's are clearly interesting, thoughtful people and they have put together some great stuff!
The best of the best Oct 31, 2007
This is a keeper. You will reread it any times and always find something new. It is beautifully bound and has excellent material in it. The way it is put together is a surprise and it is well worth owning.