Item description for McSweeney's Issue 24 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern) by Dave Eggers...
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 May 28, 2007
ISBN 1932416773 ISBN13 9781932416770
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More About Dave Eggers
Dave Eggers is the author of three previous books, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity!, and How We Are Hungry. He is the editor of McSweeney s, a quarterly magazine and book-publishing company, and is cofounder of 826 Valencia, a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers for young people. His interest in oral history led to his 2004 cofounding of Voice of Witness, a nonprofit series of books that use oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. As a journalist, his work has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, and The Believer. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and daughter."
Dave Eggers currently resides in the state of California.
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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.