Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands

Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands

Michael Chabon


Michael Chabon's glowing first e-book of nonfiction is a love track in sixteen elements — a chain of associated essays in compliment of studying and writing, with topics working from ghost tales to comedian books, Sherlock Holmes to Cormac McCarthy. all through, Chabon energetically argues for a go back to the exciting, chilling origins of storytelling, rejecting the fake partitions round "serious" literature in desire of a wide-ranging affection. His personal fiction, in the meantime, is explored from the point of view of private historical past: post-collegiate desperation sparks his debut, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh; procrastination and doubt exhibit the best way towards Wonder Boys; a love of comics and a basement golem mix to create the Pulitzer Prize-winning The notable Adventures of Kavalier & Clay; and an enigmatic Yiddish phrasebook unfurls into The Yiddish Policeman's Union.

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