How We are Hungry

How We are Hungry

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By (author) Dave Eggers

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 192mm x 16mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 23 February 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141020040
  • ISBN 13: 9780141020044
  • Sales rank: 54,485

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How We Are Hungry is a collection of Dave Eggers' short stories that twist and inspire the imagination. Dave Eggers has championed the cause of the short story so magnificently that through his own McSweeney's magazine and through its many imitators the form is once again in the ascendant. Yet while celebrating the work of others, Eggers has also proved himself time and again one of the modern masters of the form. This unmissable collection is Egger's first, and showcases his talents in a variety of stories that are short-short, short-long and every length in between; and in stories that are dark, funny, inspiring, daring and endlessly inventive (including the acclaimed 'Up the Mountain Coming Down Slowly'). In short, in stories that will make you appreciate that Dave Eggers and the short story were made for each other - and, in turn, for you. "Possibly the most admired and emulated American author of his generation". (Independent). "Brilliant, confident floods of language". (Sunday Herald). "Intensely pleasurable, striking in its beauty ...a triumph of both form and content". (Guardian). Award-winning author Dave Eggers is the editor and founder of American literary journal McSweeney's and the founder of 826 Valencia, a non-profit literacy centre for disadvantaged young people in San Francisco. He is the author of several novels, collections of short stories and non-fiction works, including his first novel A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, What is the What (winner of the Prix Medici and finalist of the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award), Zeitoun (winner of the American Book Award and the LA Times Book Award), The Wild Things (a novel adapted from the illustrated book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak), You Shall Know Our Velocity and, most recently, and, A Hologram for the King.

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Dave Eggers is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity and How We Are Hungry. He is also the editor of America's finest literary journal, McSweeney's, and the founder of 826 Valencia, a non-profit educational centre/pirate supply store in San Francisco.

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"These tales reinvigorate that staid old form, the short story, with a jittery sense of adventure. . . . [Eggers] does things that should be impossible, and he does them gracefully." --"San Francisco Chronicle" "A tour de force. . . . [Eggers'] prose is supple, transparent and surprising." --"The New York Times Book Review""" "The man can simply write extraordinarily well. . . . How We Are Hungry""is a triumph of both form and content. . . . Dave Eggers is the real thing." --"The Guardian "(London) "Beautiful stories, anchored in the real world, with more bodies and objects than concepts or abstractions. There is a sense of human exuberance in the clean, swift language. . . . It looks like a classic." --"The Oregonian" "It's [the] tension between our base and noble impulses, our so-called animal and refined natures, that gives How We Are Hungry""its momentum. . . . Eggers is phenomenally talented--maybe uniquely so." --"The Washington Post" "Full of the