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Maps and legends : reading and writing along the borderlands
Chabon, Michael.
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San Francisco, Calif. : McSweeney's Books, [2008]

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222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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.
Trickster in a suit of lights: thoughts on the modern short story -- Maps and legends -- Fan fictions: on Sherlock Holmes -- Ragnarok boy -- On daemons & dust -- Kids' stuff -- Killer hook: Howard Chaykin's American Flagg! -- Dark adventure: on Cormac McCarthy's The road -- Other James -- Landsman of the lost -- Thoughts on the death of Will Eisner -- My back pages -- Diving into the wreck -- Recipe for life -- Imaginary homelands -- Golems I have known, or, Why my elder son's middle name is Napoleon.
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