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Mcsweeney S 30

Author : David Eggers
ISBN : 024114440X
Genre : Experimental fiction, American
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Featuring new work by Wells Tower, Michael Cera, and Etgar Keret, along with writing from a bevy of lesser-known but nonetheless excellent writers investigating everything from mental hospitals to sentient mists, Issue 30 warrants every ounce of attention and industry you'll give it, even if you are very important and your time is valuable. Even if the fate of nations rests on your weary shoulders, you should still read Issue 30. And it might even come with some sort of poster too.
Category: Experimental fiction, American

Mcsweeney S

Author : Dave Eggers
ISBN : 1934781223
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 32.48 MB
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Featuring new work by Wells Tower, Michael Cera, and Etgar Keret, along with as always a bevy of lesser-known but nonetheless excellent writers investigating everything from mental hospitals to sentient mists, and possibly some kind of poster, Issue 30 warrants every ounce of attention and industry you'll give it, even if you are very important and your time is valuable--even if the fate of nations rests on your weary shoulders. You should still read Issue 30.
Category: Fiction

Literature In Contemporary Media Culture

Author : Sarah J. Paulson
ISBN : 9789027267542
Genre : Literary Criticism
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How does contemporary literature respond to the digitalized media culture in which it takes part? And how do we study literature in order to shed light on these responses? Under the subsections Technology, Subjectivity, and Aesthetics, Literature in Contemporary Media Culture sets out to answer these questions. The book shows how literature over the last decade has charted the impact of new technologies on human conduct. It explores how changes in literary production, distribution, and consumption can be correlated to changes in social practices more generally. And it examines how (and if) contemporary media culture affects our understanding of literary aesthetics. Addressing Scandinavian and Anglo-American poetry and fiction produced around the beginning of the present century, Literature in Contemporary Media Culture highlights both well-known and unfamiliar literary texts. It offers cross-disciplinary methodological tools and reading strategies for studying literary phenomena such as intermedial aesthetics, the autobiographical novel, conceptual literature, and digital poetry, all of which are prevalent across national borders at the outset of the twenty-first century. This book will be of interest to students and established scholars in the fields of literature, film and media studies, and visual studies, as well as to members of the general reading public.
Category: Literary Criticism

Metamedia

Author : Alexander Starre
ISBN : 9781609383596
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Does literature need the book? With electronic texts and reading devices growing increasingly popular, the codex is no longer the default format of fiction. Yet as Alexander Starre shows in Metamedia, American literature has rediscovered the book as an artistic medium after the first e-book hype in the late 1990s. By fusing narrative and design, a number of “bibliographic” writers have created reflexive fictions—metamedia—that invite us to read printed formats in new ways. Their work challenges ingrained theories and beliefs about literary communication and its connections to technology and materiality. Metamedia explores the book as a medium that matters and introduces innovative critical concepts to better grasp its narrative significance. Combining sustained textual analysis with impulses from the fields of book history, media studies, and systems theory, Starre explains the aesthetics and the cultural work of complex material fictions, such as Mark Z.Danielewski’s House of Leaves (2000), Chip Kidd’s The Cheese Monkeys (2001), Salvador Plascencia’s The People of Paper (2005), Reif Larsen’s The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet (2009), and Jonathan Safran Foer’s Tree of Codes (2010). He also broadens his analysis beyond the genre of the novel in an extensive account of the influential literary magazine McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and its founder, Dave Eggers. For this millennial generation of writers and publishers, the computer was never a threat to print culture, but a powerful tool to make better books. In careful close readings, Starre puts typefaces, layouts, and cover designs on the map of literary criticism. At the same time, the book steers clear of bibliophile nostalgia and technological euphoria as it follows writers, designers, and publishers in the process of shaping the surprising history of literary bookmaking after digitization.
Category: Literary Criticism

Mcsweeney S

Author : Dave Eggers
ISBN : 1934781223
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 40.64 MB
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Featuring new work by Wells Tower, Michael Cera, and Etgar Keret, along with as always a bevy of lesser-known but nonetheless excellent writers investigating everything from mental hospitals to sentient mists, and possibly some kind of poster, Issue 30 warrants every ounce of attention and industry you'll give it, even if you are very important and your time is valuable--even if the fate of nations rests on your weary shoulders. You should still read Issue 30.
Category: Fiction

Papers For The Suppression Of Reality

Author : Matt Werner
ISBN : 9780982689813
Genre : Fiction
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In the great tradition of Jorge Luis Borges's Cronicas de Bustos Domecq, Mad Magazine, The Onion's In The Know with Clifford Banes, Army Man, Might Magazine, Yeti Researcher, and The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature, comes a work of metafiction that's so visionary, so revolutionary, that it's trite. Papers for the Suppression of Reality is a work of academic humor that's billed as the English translation of Jacques Reboul's non-existent surrealist journal Feuilles pour la suppression de la realite. Additional background: Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges wrote fake book reviews of books that didn't exist. Matt Werner teamed up with the brilliant, though embattled, yet-to-be-tenured Dr. Shaka Freeman to write one of the fake books referenced in Borges's "Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote." The Jorge Luis Borges Ultra-Secret Society is proud to present this title for the first time in English. Critical reception: Excoriated by Borges scholars for its pseudo-historicism, anachronisms, and substandard grammar, Papers for the Suppression of Reality has been called "The worst book ever written on Jorge Luis Borges."What you get: Printed in California on 100% cotton archival paper with the world's largest Jorge Luis Borges-themed crossword puzzle in the back. Special editions also feature a fold-out map of "Borges's Real and Imaginary Buenos Aires." Hand-bound and individually numbered by the authors.
Category: Fiction

Mcsweeney S Thirty Nine

Author : Dave Eggers
ISBN : 1936365103
Genre : American literature
File Size : 21.74 MB
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Category: American literature

Mcsweeney S Issue 4

Author : Denis Johnson
ISBN : 1934781924
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 74.61 MB
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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

Breaking The Frames

Author : Marc Singer
ISBN : 9781477317129
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Comics studies has reached a crossroads. Graphic novels have never received more attention and legitimation from scholars, but new canons and new critical discourses have created tensions within a field built on the populist rhetoric of cultural studies. As a result, comics studies has begun to cleave into distinct camps—based primarily in cultural or literary studies—that attempt to dictate the boundaries of the discipline or else resist disciplinarity itself. The consequence is a growing disconnect in the ways that comics scholars talk to each other—or, more frequently, do not talk to each other or even acknowledge each other’s work. Breaking the Frames: Populism and Prestige in Comics Studies surveys the current state of comics scholarship, interrogating its dominant schools, questioning their mutual estrangement, and challenging their propensity to champion the comics they study. Marc Singer advocates for greater disciplinary diversity and methodological rigor in comics studies, making the case for a field that can embrace more critical and oppositional perspectives. Working through extended readings of some of the most acclaimed comics creators—including Marjane Satrapi, Alan Moore, Kyle Baker, and Chris Ware—Singer demonstrates how comics studies can break out of the celebratory frameworks and restrictive canons that currently define the field to produce new scholarship that expands our understanding of comics and their critics.
Category: Literary Criticism