McSweeney's Issue 22 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern)

By: Eggers, Dave

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A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Maroon leatherette binding with magnetic spine strip holding three perfect bound books. McSWEENEY'S Issue 22: Three Books Held Within By Magnets: From the Notebook (The Unwritten Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald); The State of Constraint (New Work from Oulipo); The Poetry Chains of Dominic Luxford (Poets Choose Poets Till We Have Fifty).


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McSweeney's Issue 22 is a three-part exercise in inspired restriction -- of author, of content, and of form. In section one, poets (yes -- poets ) including Mary Karr, Denis Johnson, C. D. Wright, and D. C. Berman initiate poet-chains, picking a poem of their own and one by another poet. The next poet will then do the same, and then again, and again, and so on. In section two, Fitzgerald (yes -- F. Scott Fitzgerald ) provides a list of unused story premises first cataloged in The Crack-Up; his mission is completed by writers like Diane Williams and Nick Flynn. In section three, finally, the president of France's (yes -- France ) legendary Oulipians offers a rare glimpse into his group's current experiments with linguistic constraint. Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.

Title: McSweeney's Issue 22 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern)

Author: Eggers, Dave

Categories: Fiction, Anthologies,

Publisher: San Francisco, McSweeney's: 2006

ISBN Number: 1932416668

ISBN Number 13: 9781932416664

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 133048