McSweeney's #22

☆ McSweeney's #22 Ö Dave Eggers McSweeney's Publishing - McSweeney's #22, McSweeney s McSweeney s Issue 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 ☆ McSweeney's #22 Ö Dave Eggers McSweeney's Publishing - McSweeney's #22, McSweeney s McSweeney s Issue 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

  • Title: McSweeney's #22
  • Author: Dave Eggers McSweeney's Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780241143766
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Hardcover
McSweeney's #22

☆ McSweeney's #22 Ö Dave Eggers McSweeney's Publishing, McSweeney's #22, Dave Eggers McSweeney's Publishing, McSweeney s McSweeney s Issue 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 twMcSweeney s Issue is ☆ McSweeney's #22 Ö Dave Eggers McSweeney's Publishing - McSweeney's #22, McSweeney s McSweeney s Issue 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

  • ☆ McSweeney's #22 Ö Dave Eggers McSweeney's Publishing
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McSweeney's #22

About “Dave Eggers McSweeney's Publishing

  • Dave Eggers McSweeney's Publishing

    Dave Eggers is the author of ten books, including most recently Your Fathers, Where Are They And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever , The Circle and A Hologram for the King, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award He is the founder of McSweeney s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing McSweeney s Quarterly Concern , and a monthly magazine, The Believer McSweeney s also publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world Eggers is the co founder of 826 National, a network of eight tutoring centers around the country and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connect students with resources, schools and donors to make college possible He lives in Northern California with his family.



261 thoughts on “McSweeney's #22

  • Three books, magnetically bound together in one hardcover brilliant, books should be bound this way , of varying personal interest 1 Unwritten fragments of ideas from F Scott Fitzgerald, given life by current writers.Pretty mediocre I guess most aren t given enough life beyond bland exercise, or lack life to be given I just don t care about all these a girl and a giraffe bits Oh well.2 Poets picking poets.Neat, except I m a bad reader of poetry maybe inexplicably given my love of overly poetici [...]


  • This issue of McSweeney s Quarterly Concern contains three entirely separate books, bound into one magnetic cover by the metal strips in their spines Police officers may take a dim view of literary types who go out into the night looking for trouble with one of these books concealed in their sleeves prison librarians, especially, should ensure that this McSweeney s is absent from their collectionsThe idea behind From the Notebook the Unwritten Stories of F Scott Fitzgerald is a brilliant one to [...]


  • Three books held together by magnets If you re going to give credit to McSweeney s for nothing else, their design is always innovative The collection of F Scott Fitzgerald ideas was like the few other McSweeney s volumes I ve read hit and miss, but at least engaging I find with many of the writers they select that I can at least appreciate why they ve been selected, even if I don t really connect with their story My favourite by far was Salvador Plascencia s Returned The image of a bottomless oc [...]


  • McSweeney s 22 presentation is a hardcover case with a magnetic strip on the inside spine with 3 paperbacks each with magnetic strips on their spine attached Books held together with magnets, those guys The first book takes the ideas F Scott Fitzgerald had for potential stories and has a different writer realise each one Some are just a few words Girl and Giraffe and others detailed but it s a great idea done so well Miriam Toews The Misstep is a small play based on an office worker who organis [...]


  • Usually I am not a huge fan of McSweeney s I got a subscription because I like the whole 826 idea and sometimes there s fun stuff on the website, but I invariably have found the actual writing kind of disappointing THIS issue, however, is pretty awesome It has 3 separate books, and each one is great so far.One is based on the notebooks of F Scott Fitzgerald He had pages and pages of ideas for stories that he never wrote, so they doled out the ideas to a bunch of writers and then compiled them, a [...]


  • This issue of McSweeneys is much too clever for the likes of me Delightfully bound in Readers Digest like leather are three magnetic spined books The first being a tribute of sorts to F Scott Fitzgerald whose work I have not read and therefore am unable to fully appreciate the tribute The second is a collection of writing that demonstrates different methods of applying mathematical principles to literature very interesting but much of it made my head spin and the third book is poetry which I don [...]


  • I can t say much about the rest of McSweeney s as this is the only copy I read really read , but I must say it is a well edited and made selection of materials This particular issue had three volumes I focused on the volumes on the poets and the Oulipo school of writing, which had many distinguished writers primarily French who composed compositions according to various rules they would establish.I tend to rate any anthology lower than the work of an individual author because it s a bit like a m [...]


  • I am constantly battling with the idea of having a subscription to McSweeney s because they always take so long to get through ahem, I, uh, just started this one about6 months ago However, they always offer something engaging and enlightening, and when you finally get to finishing them, you have discovered a few new writers who you may have never run across So, I have to say I am glad McSweeney s exists though I m not sure I can say the same for Dave Eggers most recent undertakings Is that harsh [...]


  • only completed 2 3 of this 3 book set the last one was all poems which i have a hard time sitting down and reading supposedly used a notebook of F Scott Fitzgerald s which included many stories ideas, prompts, that were never realized Authors took those phrases and expanded them into real stories Disturbing, sad, serious, mildly humorous made me think and all made me a little confused in a good way e second book was experimental writings whose concepts took precedence over content The book procl [...]


  • I havent finished this entire ordeal yet however, I ve found it so far while possessing a wonderful anesthetic a bit bizarre in content.I dig the whole three books in one thingI guess sometimes, Mcsweeneys is a little too strange, even for me I tried reading the book of Oulipo works, and while entertaining, the effect wore off after twenty or so pages.The poetry ordeal, I dig.Haven t picked up the Unwritten Fitzgerald piece yet.I ll give it this it looks really cool on your shelf.I ll update thi [...]


  • Since the listing doesn t give very much information, read about the issue here storesweeneys indexmThe first book of three features story premises from F Scott Fitzgerald as fleshed out by various authors There s a contribution from Salvador Plascencia that s just wonderful.


  • The Fitzgerald prompts were just fine and I think an old Fiction teacher I had wrote one of the stories, but her name s kinda common, so , but Oulipo generally only interests me in concept and not so much in execution And, not to be that guy, but if I wanted to read poetry, I probably wouldn t have subscribed to McSwy s.The magnets, however, were pretty cool Five stars to the magnets, f sh.


  • I originally gave this four stars I downgraded it after I read The State of Constraint I loved the poetry and the Fitzgerald stories Hell, I even liked the choose your own adventure story The rest of The State of Constraint was sorta boring The prisoner story was neat Other than that I didn t see much point They were all cute in their own way.


  • A decent compendium of work from present day OuLiPo ians, but nothing phenomenal Some works I d swear I d seen before, and some were just nothing much in terms of the constraint such as the choose your own adventure story Perhaps because the entire works weren t always present I m not sure I d recommend the OuLiPo Compendium or OuLiPo Primer over this.


  • I originally gave this four stars I downgraded it after I read The State of Constraint I loved the poetry and the Fitzgerald stories Hell, I even liked the choose your own adventure story The rest of The State of Constraint was sorta boring The prisoner story was neat Other than that I didn t see much point They were all cute in their own way.


  • Had to put this one back on the shelf McSweeney s books tend to be good for a couple of good moments, but don t really sustain me enough to finish, much less finish three books The design is so nice though, it only makes me wish that the content was a little interesting I ll try it again later.


  • This one had sat on my shelf for 5 years and for good reason I m not a poetry fan, and now I m not a fan of Oulipo either French experimental literature held by mathematical constraints No thank you sir The Fitzgerald portion was ok, but the other two books in this three book set were not my cup of tea.


  • Loved the Fitzgerald inspired stories Have always been frustrated and generally concerned about most of the Oulipo writers.


  • I enjoyed the Fitzgerald story ideas and some of the Oulipo stuff, but wasn t overwhelmed by the poetry section of this issue Then again, I m not the biggest poetry fan.


  • Excellent bumper packed issue showcasing new work from the Oulipo, consistently excellent short stories, and poetry that doesn t make me want to self harm Excellent.



  • Liked the F Scott Fitzgerald stories the best The Oulipo part wasn t as good as I thought it would be The poem chains were the part that was really difficult to read Pretty good overall.




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