Maps and Legends

Maps and Legends Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands

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Synopsis

The Pulitzer Prize winner explores the literary joys of sci-fi and superheroes, gumshoes and goblins, and the stories that bring us together.

"I read for entertainment, and I write to entertain. Period." Such is the manifesto of Michael Chabon, an author of indisputable literary renown who maintains a fierce appreciation of the seductive arts of so-called "genre" fiction.

In this lively collection of sixteen critical and personal essays, the author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay champions the cause of westerns, horror, and all the stories, comics, and pulp fiction that get pushed aside when literary discussion turns serious. Whether he's taking up Superman or Sherlock Holmes, Poe or Proust, Chabon makes it his emphatic mission to explore the reasons we tell one another tales.

Throughout, Chabon reveals his own blooming as a writer, from The Mysteries of Pittsburgh to The Yiddish Policeman's Union. He is living proof of his theory that the stories that give us great pleasure are in many ways our truest, best art-the building blocks of our shared imagination-and in Maps and Legends, he "makes an inviting case for bridging the gap between popular and literary writing" (O, The Oprah Magazine).
This ebook features a biography of the author.

Book information

ISBN: 9781453244814
Publisher: Open Road Media
Imprint: Open Road Media
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Edition: Digital Original
Language: English
Number of pages: 226