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Mcsweeney S Quarterly Issue 61 Mcsweeney S Quarterly Concern

Author : Patti Yumi Cottrell
ISBN : 1944211918
Genre : Literary Collections
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McSweeney's Quarterly returns with our first-ever queer lit issue, promising you a brilliant boundry expanding volume of original work. Guest edited by Whiting Award-winning Patty Yumi Cottrell (Sorry to Disrupt the Peace). "A key barometer of the literary climate." --The New York Times "McSweeney's is so much more than a magazine; it's a vital part of our culture. " --Geoff Dyer, McSweeney's contributor and author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasiand Otherwise Known as the Human Condition
Category: Literary Collections

The Comics Of Chris Ware

Author : David M. Ball
ISBN : 9781604734461
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Comics of Chris Ware: Drawing Is a Way of Thinking brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars about the comics of Chicago-based cartoonist Chris Ware (b. 1967). Both inside and outside academic circles, Ware's work is rapidly being distinguished as essential to the developing canon of the graphic novel. Winner of the 2001 Guardian First Book Prize for the genre-defining Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, Ware has received numerous accolades from both the literary and comics establishment. This collection addresses the range of Ware's work from his earliest drawings in the 1990s in The ACME Novelty Library and his acclaimed Jimmy Corrigan, to his most recent works-in-progress, "Building Stories" and "Rusty Brown."
Category: Literary Criticism

Mcsweeney S Quarterly Concern

Author : Chris Ware
ISBN : 1932416080
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Presents an anthology of contemporary comics by such cartoonists as Richard McGuire, Mark Newgarden, Lynda Barry, and Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, along with a few vintage comics.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Mcsweeney S Joke Book Of Book Jokes

Author : McSweeney's
ISBN : 9780307389350
Genre : Humor
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As John Hodgman says in this book's introduction, “We all know that books are funny. First, they are made of paste and cloth, which is funny, as is the fact that people still buy and read them.” With that in mind, the McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes collects the best book-related humor from the humor-laden archives of McSweeney's Internet Tendency. Open it and be regaled by such sketches, lists, letters, and spoofs as: Postcards from James Joyce to his Brother Stan Winnie-the-Pooh is My Coworker Ikea Product or Lord of the Rings Character? Popular Children's Fairy Tales Reimagined Using Members of My Family The Very Unauthorized Biography of Steven Seagal Chuck Norris Erotica John Updike, Television Writer Jane Eyre Runs for President Cormac McCarthy Writes to the Editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican Holden Caulfield Gives the Commencement Speech to a High School Letters from Odysseus's College Roommate And many dozens more. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Humor

Illustoria For Creative Kids And Their Grownups Issue 11

Author : Elizabeth Haidle
ISBN : 1944211802
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Creatures are weird. In Issue 11: Creatures you''ll find a parade of real, imaginary, and ugly animals, including zooplankton--the tiniest creatures. You''ll meet wildlife specialists and medieval-era pets. Trace your pencil along the 3-D Monstermaze and create textured creature rubbings with us. Meet Dog-Chef, who will help you whip up a snack station for your bird pals. Plus, find short stories and poetry by young writers (as part of Illustoria''s partnership with the International Alliance of Youth Writing Centers) throughout this issue. Enjoy these beastly and beautiful creatures and then try drawing or writing about your own creatures! Praise for Illustoria magazine: "...(a) beautifully produced print magazine that invites young readers to revisit arresting pages again and again...Illustoria is a visual feast, with a focus on storytelling through art and literature. In addition to crafts and art projects, Illustoria presents stories through comics, and profiles illustrators, artists, and makers...(with) messages of compassion and inclusivity...bursting with creative ideas and inspiration." --"Our Favorite Gifts for 6- to 10-year-olds,", New York Times "This is the kind of magazine you keep on your bookshelves with your favorite books." -- Cece Bell, author of El Deafo "It''s a rewarding offering that I hope sticks around for many years down the line." -- Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews, blogger of Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast "(A) visually exciting magazine with a DIY attitude . . . offer(s) plentiful opportunities for engagement, while the quality artwork and inventive layouts are sure to inspire imaginative responses." --School Library Journal "Cover to cover, its content and aesthetics are smart, modern and engaging. Illustoria is a magazine I would''ve loved to have growing up." -- Michelle Sterling, Avery & Augustine Contents: Issue 11 includes.... Interviews with: Paolo Puck Shawn Harris Meow Wolf Juan Martinez Lily Born of Imaginiroo and youth activist Matilde Bondo Dydensborg Plus:Ask a Wildlife Specialist Fiction: Bird Snack Stop by Tom Bingham Dog Show Comic by Ricardo Hernandez Galactic Alienology by Carson Ellis & Hank Meloy Nonfiction: Zooplankton by Jamyelese Ryer, art by Lan Truong An Ode to Ugly Animals by Amanda Willemse Lexigraphique by Michael Buchino Medieval Era by Vaughn Parish Mooncatcher Comic by Grant Snider True! Animal! Stories! by Penelope Q Breckenridge, art by Ricardo Hernandez Draw & Write: Miscellaneous Revelry by Jason Sturgill Coloring Pages by Eleri Harris Sketchbook as Travelogues with Peter Kuper Draw This: Creature by Megan Dailey Young Writers Bus Poems by students at Little Green Pig The Stand-Up Tree, Literally! by Saharla Farah Austin''s Jungle Birthday by Sydney Osagie Imariabe Small Talk with Sophie Donohue-Liston, art by Gabriel Liston Make: DIY Visual Journaling, art by Charlotte Ager DIY Creature Rubbings by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw Play: 3D Monster Maze by Jesse Jacobs Collectible Cards: Story Builders by Amy Sumerton
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Mcsweeney S Book Of Politics And Musicals

Author : McSweeney's
ISBN : 9780307948632
Genre : Humor
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Ever since John Hancock broke into song after signing the Declaration of Independence, American politics and musicals have been inextricably linked. From Alexander Hamilton's jazz hands, to Chester A. Arthur's oboe operas, to Newt Gingrich's off-Broadway sexscapade, You, Me, and My Moon Colony Mistress Makes Three, government and musical theater have joined forces to document our nation's long history of freedom, partisanship, and dancers on roller skates pretending to be choo choo trains. To celebrate this grand union of entrenched bureaucracy and song, the patriots at McSweeney's Internet Tendency (“The Iowa Caucus of humor websites”) offer this riotous collection (peacefully assembled!) of monologues, charts, scripts, lists, diatribes, AND musicals written by the noted fake-musical lyricist, Ben Greenman. On the agenda are . . . Fragments from PALIN! THE MUSICAL Barack Obama’s Undersold 2012 Campaign Slogans Atlas Shrugged Updated for the Financial Crisis Your Attempts to Legislate Hunting Man for Sport Reek of Class Warfare A 1980s Teen Sex Comedy Becomes Politically Uncomfortable Donald Rumsfeld Memoir Chapter Title Or German Heavy Metal Song? Noises Political Pundits Would Make If They Were Wild Animals and Not Political Pundits Ron Paul Gives a Guided Tour of His Navajo Art Collection Classic Nursery Rhymes, Updated and Revamped for the Recession, As Told to Me By My Father And much more!
Category: Humor

The Rise Of The American Comics Artist

Author : Paul Williams
ISBN : 9781604737936
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Starting in the mid-1980s, a talented set of comics artists changed the American comic-book industry forever by introducing adult sensibilities and aesthetic considerations into popular genres such as superhero comics and the newspaper strip. Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) and Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's Watchmen (1987) revolutionized the former genre in particular. During this same period, underground and alternative genres began to garner critical acclaim and media attention beyond comics-specific outlets, as best represented by Art Spiegelman's Maus. Publishers began to collect, bind, and market comics as "graphic novels" and these appeared in mainstream bookstores and in magazine reviews. The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts brings together new scholarship surveying the production, distribution and reception of American comics from this pivotal decade to the present. The collection specifically explores the figure of the comics creator-either as writer, as artist, or as writer and artist--in contemporary U.S. comics, using creators as focal points to evaluate changes to the industry, its aesthetics, and its critical reception.

Mcsweeney S Issue 58 Mcsweeney S Quarterly Concern

Author : Claire Boyle
ISBN : 1944211705
Genre :
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This special issue is wholly focused on climate change with original speculative fiction from twelve noted contributors in collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Global in scope, each story is focused on one part of the dire warnings issued by the 2018 Intergovernmental Report on Climate Change. Featuring Tommy Orange, Elif Shafak, Luis Alberto Urrea, Asja Bakic, Rachel Heng, and more.

Mcsweeney S Issue 57 Mcsweeney S Quarterly Concern

Author : Claire Boyle
ISBN : 1944211691
Genre : Literary Collections
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Our mammoth anniversary issue includes a bumper crop of new art and writing: a 24-page full-color comic, a letters section commemorating our big anniversary year, a fair-sized collection of stories, a graphic nonfiction experiment called The American Pie, and a booklet of cliffhanger tales--five booklets, in sum, all packaged in an elaborate three-fold case. Featuring an unbelievable lineup of new and regular contributors, including Oyinkan Braithwaite, Claudia Rankine, Elena Passarello, Bob Odenkirk, Brian Evenson, Adrienne Celt, Lorrie Moore, Alison Bechdel, Jeff Tweedy, Jerry Saltz, Avery Trufleman, Hanif Abdurraqib, Julio Torres, Ken Burns, and many many more besides.
Category: Literary Collections

Mcsweeney S

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ISBN : UCSC:32106017078889
Genre : American fiction
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Category: American fiction

Mcsweeney S 27 Oh No

Author : Dave Eggers
ISBN : 1932416919
Genre : Fiction
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Plunging straight into the grayish, faintly understood area of the art world that involves oddly drawn objects coupled with uncertainly spelled text, McSweeney's Issue 27 brings together a previously uncategorized cadre of pithy draftsmen, genius doodlers, and fine-artistic cartoonists, and buffets them with articles examining just what it is that these people are doing and why the world should know about it. Featuring work from David Shrigley, Tucker Nichols, and many others -- including an unreleased Art Spiegelman sketchbook -- the latest quarterly from McSweeney's presents a new kind of contemporary art.
Category: Fiction

The Best Of Mcsweeney S

Author : Dave Eggers
ISBN : 0241142342
Genre : Short stories, American
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From literary outsider to most talked-about literary magazine in five years, McSweeney's has earned its right to be called a literary phenomenon. Founded and edited by Dave Eggers, this is the magazine that has made its mark with a line-up of authors that includes David Foster Wallace, George Saunders, Zadie Smith, and Rick Moody - all of whom are represented in this brilliant selection of stories from the first ten issues. The name McSweeney's is now synonymous with talent and originality, and Best of McSweeney's Volume 1 presents a taste of the quality of writing that makes every issue of McSweeney's an eagerly anticipated event.
Category: Short stories, American

More Things Like This

Author : McSweeney's
ISBN : UCSD:31822036370245
Genre : Art
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"Explores the intersection of text, humor, and illustration in art created by more than 80 cartoonists, writers, musicians, and fine artists. It also features interviews by Jesse Nathan with Raymond Pettibon, David Shrigley, Tucker Nichols, Maira Kalman, and ten or so others."--Jacket flap.
Category: Art

Drawing From Life

Author : Jane Tolmie
ISBN : 9781617039058
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Autobiography has seen enormous expansions and challenges over the past decades. One of these expansions has been in comics, and it is an expansion that pushes back against any postmodern notion of the death of the author/subject, while also demanding new approaches from critics. Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art is a collection of essays about autobiography, semiautobiography, fictionalized autobiography, memory, and self-narration in sequential art, or comics. Contributors come from a range of academic backgrounds including English, American studies, comparative literature, gender studies, art history, and cultural studies. The book engages with well-known figures such as Art Spiegelman, Marjane Satrapi, and Alison Bechdel; with cult-status figures such as Martin Vaughn James; and with lesser-known works by artists such as Frédéric Boilet. Negotiations between artist/writer/body and drawn/written/text raise questions of how comics construct identity, and are read and perceived, requiring a critical turn towards theorizing the comics' viewer. At stake in comic memoir and semi-autobiography is embodiment. Remembering a scene with the intent of rendering it in sequential art requires nonlinear thinking and engagement with physicality. Who was in the room and where? What was worn? Who spoke first? What images dominated the encounter? Did anybody smile? Man or mouse? Unhinged from the summary paragraph, the comics artist must confront the fact of the flesh, or the corporeal world, and they do so with fascinating results.
Category: Literary Criticism

Mcsweeney S

Author : Dave Eggers
ISBN : 9781940450414
Genre : Literary Collections
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In thirteen electrifying stories, our very first all-Latin-American issue takes on the crime story as a starting point, and expands to explore contemporary life from every angle—swinging from secret Venezuelan prisons to Uruguayan resorts to blood-drenched bedrooms in Mexico and Peru, and even, briefly, to Epcot Center and the Havana home of a Cuban transsexual named Amy Winehouse. Featuring contemporary writers from ten different countries—including Alejandro Zambra, Juan Pablo Villalobos, Andres Ressia Colino, Mariana Enriquez, and many more—McSweeney’s 46 offers an essential cross-section of the troubles and temptations confronting the region today. It’s crucial reading for anyone interested in the shifting topography of Latin American literature and Latin American life, and a collection of writing to rival anything we’ve assembled in years.
Category: Literary Collections

Sorry To Bother You

Author : Boots Riley
ISBN : 1944211624
Genre : Performing Arts
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The brand-new edition Boots Riley's Sorry to Bother You--originally published in 2014, in McSweeney's 48--is available now. Now a major motion picture, Sorry to Bother You offers a raucous view into class, politics, and race in a dystopic (but all too real) modern-day Oakland, California. This screenplay shows us code-switching as high art, and what it takes in today's world to climb that capitalist ladder.
Category: Performing Arts


Author : Elizabeth Haidle
ISBN : 1944211780
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Mcsweeney S 29

Author : Hamish Hamilton
ISBN : 0241144396
Genre : Experimental fiction, American
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This issue of McSweeney's boasts as exciting an array of stories as only the world's best literary journal can offer. Featuring fourteen stories from writers like Yannick Murphy, Roddy Doyle and Joyce Carol Oates, McSweeney's 29 offers everything a good book should- there is jungle warfare, there are boomerang tycoons, there are track-team romances and advice-giving animals it might not have been wise to bring home. There is also art on every page and a finely die-cut cover, wrapped in several kinds of cloth, that will make other people want to grab this one right out of your hands, so watch out.
Category: Experimental fiction, American

Timothy Mcsweeney S

Author : Dave Eggers
ISBN : 1932416129
Genre : Fiction
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Joshuah Bearman leads a daring investigation into the enigmatic Great Gerbil of central Asia, uncovering signs of an impending disaster. The issue also includes strange and wonderful stories from T.C. Boyle, Susan Straight, Jim Shepard, Wells Tower, and others.
Category: Fiction

Mcsweeney S Issue 4

Author : Denis Johnson
ISBN : 1934781924
Genre : Literary Collections
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McSweeney's Issue 4 is a box containing 14 booklets. The booklets feature fiction and nonfiction, from Denis Johnson, Haruki Murakami, Sheila Heti, George Saunders, Jonathan Lethem, Rachel Cohen, Lawrence Weschler, Rick Moody, Lydia Davis, and many others. The first of many experiments in book and magazine packaging, McSweeney's Issue 4 marks a departure from the simpler paperback mold of the first three issues. For this issue, authors chose the art and design of their booklet. So, for example, Denis Johnson chose to use his son Matt's doodle for the cover of his three-act play "Hellhound On My Trail." George Saunders gave us a photo he took years ago, in Russia, for the cover of his "Four Institutional Monologues." And we took all of these booklets, and fit them in a box with a wood-footed bird adorned on the top. (For those asking Why?, there is also a booklet devoted to answering that question, written by editor Dave Eggers.) This rare issue, virtually out of print since it was first published, is now lovingly remade with a sturdier, more archive-worthy box and the same wondrous collection of prose.
Category: Literary Collections