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    Description"John D'Agata is an alchemist who changes trash into purest gold." --Guy Davenport, "Harper's" John D'Agata journeys the endless corridors of America's myriad halls of fame and faithfully reports on what he finds there. In a voice all his own, he brilliantly maps his terrain in lists, collage, and ludic narratives. With topics ranging from Martha Graham to the Flat Earth Society, from the brightest light in Vegas to the artist Henry Darger, who died in obscurity, "Halls of Fame" hovers on the brink between prose and poetry, deep seriousness and high comedy, the subject and the self.

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    Halls of Fame
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John D'Agata
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 252
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9781555973773
    ISBN 10: 1555973779

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    LC classification: PN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    DC22: 814.6
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000, LIT004020
    Edition statement
    Graywolf Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Graywolf Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    02 January 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    John D'Agata was born in 1974 on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he holds M.F.A.s in both nonfiction and poetry and is currently editor of lyric essays for "Seneca Review." He lives in New England.
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    "John D'Agata is one of the most significant U.S. writers to emerge in the past few years. His essays combine the innovation and candor of David Shields and William Vollmann with the perception and concinnity and sheer aesthetic weight of Annie Dillard and Lewis Hyde. In nothing else recent is the compresence of shit and light that is America so vividly felt and evoked."--David Foster Wallace "By opening up the space of 'essay, ' D'Agata sets forth the terms by which we may all--as readers and writers--be made free."--Judges' citation, PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction