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McSweeney's Issue 24 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern) [Hardcover]

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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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Pages   300
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 6.5" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   1.6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 15, 2007
Publisher   McSweeney's
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

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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.


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 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.

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