Maps and Legends
Reading and Writing Along the BorderlandsBook - 2008
Michael Chabon's sparkling first book of nonfiction is a love song in 16 parts -- a series of linked essays in praise of reading and writing, with subjects running from ghost stories to comic books, Sherlock Holmes to Cormac McCarthy. Throughout, Chabon energetically argues for a return to the thrilling, chilling origins of storytelling, rejecting the false walls around "serious" literature in favor of a wide-ranging affection. His own fiction, meanwhile, is explored from the perspective of personal history: post-collegiate desperation sparks his debut, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh; procrastination and doubt reveal the way toward Wonder Boys; a love of comics and a basement golem combine to create the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay; and an enigmatic Yiddish phrasebook unfurls into The Yiddish Policeman's Union.
Publisher: San Francisco : McSweeney's Books, c2008
Branch Call Number: 801.95 Chabo 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 222 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm