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    Description'Heartbreaking? Certainly. Staggering? Yes, I'd say so. And if genius is capturing the universal in a fresh and memorable way, call it that too' Anthony Quinn, Sunday Times 'Is this how all orphans would speak -- "I am at once pitiful and monstrous, I know" -- if they had Dave Eggers's prodigious linguistic gifts? For he does write wonderfully, and this is an extremely impressive debut' John Banville, Irish Times 'A virtuosic piece of writing, a big, daring, manic-depressive stew of a book that noisily announces the debut of a talented -- yes, staggeringly talented -- new writer' -- Michiko Kakutani, New York Times 'Exhilarating ...Profoundly moving, occasionally angry and often hilarious ...A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is, finally, a finite book of jest, which is why it succeeds so brilliantly' -- New York Times Book Review 'What is really shocking and exciting is the book's sheer rage. AHWOSG is truly ferocious, like any work of genius. Eggers -- self-reliant, transcendent, expansive -- is Emerson's ideal Young American. [The book] does itself justice: it is a settling of accounts. And it is almost too good to be believed' -- London Review of Books 'A hilarious book ...In it, literary gamesmanship and self-consciousness are trained on life's most unendurable experience, used to examine a memory too scorching to stare at, as one views an eclipse by projecting sunlight onto paper through a pinhole' -- Time 'Eggers evokes the terrible beauty of youth like a young Bob Dylan, frothing with furious anger ...He takes us close, shows us as much as he can bear ...His book is a comic and moving witness that transcends and transgresses formal boundaries' -- Washington Post


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    Title
    A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dave Eggers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 353 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330456715
    ISBN 10: 0330456717
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    Libri: ENGM1010
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBWF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    DC22: 973.92092
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBNC
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBBWF, 1KBBNC
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    PICADOR
    Publication date
    01 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Dave Eggers is the founder of McSweeney's, a quarterly journal and website (www.mcsweeneys.net), and his books include You Shall Know Our Velocity, How We Are Hungry, Short Short Stories, and What is the What. His work has appeared in the New Yorker and Ocean Navigator. He is the recipient of the Addison Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was a 2001 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Northern California.
    Review quote
    " This is a beautifully ragged, laugh-out-loud funny and utterly unforgettable book."