The Best of McSweeneys (Hardcover)

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I am notoriously not a fiction reader, so I bought this thinking some short fiction mixed with comics and other formats could kickstart me, and holy cats did it ever. The A.M. Homes, Chris Adrian, and Kevin Brockmeier short stories are worth the price of admission alone, and I'll definitely be diving deeper into their other work. Fantastic stuff I cannot shake a week later. Heartbreaking works of staggering genius, indeed.

— From Damian's Picks


To commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of the journal called ?a key barometer of the literary climate" by The New York Times and twice honored with a National Magazine Award for fiction, here is The Best of McSweeney's?a comprehensive collection of the most remarkable work from a remarkable magazine. Drawing on the full range of the journal thus far?from the very earliest volumes to our groundbreaking, Chris Ware?edited graphic novel issue to our most popular project yet, the full-on Sunday-newspaper issue known as San Francisco Panorama, The Best of McSweeney's is an essential retrospective of recent literary history. With full-color contributions from some of the pioneering artists and illustrators featured in our pages over the years (Marcel Dzama, Art Spiegelman, and many more) and a breathtaking array of first-rate fiction (and some incredible nonfiction, too), this is a book to be pored over, and lasting proof that the contemporary short story is as vital as ever.

About the Author

McSweeney's began in 1998 as a literary journal that published only works rejected by other magazines. That rule was soon abandoned, and since then McSweeney's has attracted work from some of the finest writers in the country, including Denis Johnson, Jonathan Franzen, William T. Vollmann, Rick Moody, Joyce Carol Oates, Heidi Julavits, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Chabon, Ben Marcus, Susan Straight, Roddy Doyle, T. C. Boyle, Steven Millhauser, Gabe Hudson, Robert Coover, Ann Beattie, and many others. At the same time, the journal continues to be a major home for new and unpublished writers; we're committed to publishing exciting fiction regardless of pedigree.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781938073595
ISBN-10: 1938073592
Publisher: McSweeney's
Publication Date: December 31st, 2013
Pages: 624
Language: English