McSweeney's Issue 25: 25

McSweeney's Issue 25: 25

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If issues of McSweeney's were anniversaries, this one would have to be printed on silver plates. You could melt it in some sort of forge and then pound it on an anvil until you had a set of earrings. Instead, it's a beautifully designed hardcover book with stories by a few long-loved favorites - Steven Millhauser, Joyce Carol Oates and Chloe Hooper - and more than half a dozen others, investigating everything from ape men to unlucky island-hoppers to what happens when Canadians go AWOL in Bosnia. Pound this one on an anvil and it'll pound you right back.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 150 x 189 x 24mm | 466g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Hamish Hamilton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0241144108
  • 9780241144107

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Originally a small journal begun by Dave Eggers to publish work rejected by other publications, McSweeney's is today one of America's best and most widely circulated literary magazines. Its compilers are committed to finding new voices, publishing the work of gifted but under-appreciated writers, and pushing the literary form forward at all times. Published on a roughly quarterly schedule, each issue of McSweeney's is unique in both design and content.show more

Review quote

'Contains wonderful stuff from writers you've heard of and equally wonderful stuff from writers you haven't heard of. It is also a thing of beauty... The whole thing is driven by a slightly crazed exuberance which makes other literary magazines look like phone directories' - Mark Haddon, The Big Issue'Groundbreaking... the only place to be seen for would-be cult US novelists... a forum for innovation as well as established talent' Observershow more

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304 ratings
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4 47% (142)
3 28% (85)
2 4% (13)
1 1% (3)
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