Bookends: Collected Intros and Outros

Author:   Michael Chabon
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers Inc
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9780062851291


Pages:   192
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Format:   Paperback
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In Bookends, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon offers a compilation of pieces about books-age-old classics as well as his own-that presents a unique look into his literary origins and influences, the literature that shaped his taste and formed his ideas about writing and reading. Chabon asks why anyone would write an introduction or, for that matter, read one. His own daughter Rose prefers to skip them. Chabon's answer is simple and simultaneously profound: a hope of bringing pleasure for the reader. Likewise, afterwords are all about shared pleasure, the pure love of a work of art that has inspired, awakened, or transformed the reader. Ultimately, as readers make their way through these pages, an argument emerges about the profound interrelation between reading and writing, and the irrelevance of distinctions between high and low, between genre and mainstream, to the power of literature.

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Author:   Michael Chabon
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Imprint:   HarperPerennial
Dimensions:   Width: 13.50cm , Height: 1.10cm , Length: 20.30cm
Weight:   0.141kg
ISBN:  

9780062851291


ISBN 10:   0062851292
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Insightful...intelligent and entertaining. -- <em>Publisher's Weekly</em> Eclectic, exuberant. -- <em>Kirkus Reviews</em>


Insightful...intelligent and entertaining. -- <em>Publisher's Weekly</em> Eclectic, exuberant. -- <em>Kirkus Reviews</em> Chabon, the incandescently imaginative and artful author of a dozen works of fiction...offers fresh and illuminating analysis of the various styles and intentions of forewords, an often-dismissed literary form that he turns into scintillating hybrids of literary appreciation and memoir. Chabon devotees will relish his ensnaring essays for the insights they provide into his inspirations. -- <em>Booklist</em>


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Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Moonglow and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, among many others. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.

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