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Maps and Legends

Maps and Legends

(2008)
A non fiction book by

 
Michael Chabon's sparkling first book of nonfiction is a love song in 16 parts — a series of linked essays in praise of reading and writing, with subjects running from ghost stories to comic books, Sherlock Holmes to Cormac McCarthy. Throughout, Chabon energetically argues for a return to the thrilling, chilling origins of storytelling, rejecting the false walls around "serious" literature in favor of a wide-ranging affection. His own fiction, meanwhile, is explored from the perspective of personal history: post-collegiate desperation sparks his debut, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh; procrastination and doubt reveal the way toward Wonder Boys; a love of comics and a basement golem combine to create the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay; and an enigmatic Yiddish phrasebook unfurls into The Yiddish Policeman's Union.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2008 : Hardback
Title: Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 1932416897 / 9781932416893 (USA edition)
Publisher: McSweeney's
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Paperback Editions

March 2010 : Paperback
Title: Maps and Legends
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0007289871 / 9780007289875 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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February 2009 : Paperback
Title: Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: 0061650927 / 9780061650925 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : Kindle edition
Title: Maps and Legends
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: B009BZ64K0
Publisher: HarperPress
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2011 : Kindle edition
Title: Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands
Author(s): Michael Chabon
ISBN: B006HCU5XW
Publisher: Open Road Media
Availability: Amazon   

 


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