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The View from the Cheap Seats : Selected Nonfiction

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An enthralling collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics--from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories--observed in #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman's probing, amusing, and distinctive style.

An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination that informs his bestselling fiction. Now, The View from the Cheap Seats brings together for the first time ever more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of interests and topics, including (but not limited to): authors past and present; music; storytelling; comics; bookshops; travel; fairy tales; America; inspiration; libraries; ghosts; and the title piece, at turns touching and self-deprecating, which recounts the author's experiences at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Insightful, incisive, witty, and wise, The View from the Cheap Seats explores the issues and subjects that matter most to Neil Gaiman--offering a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed, beloved, and influential artists of our time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 522 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 23mm | 363g
  • William Morrow & Company
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062262270
  • 9780062262271
  • 1,736,112

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-Full of devotion and erudition, this is also a glorious love-letter to reading, to writing, to dreaming, to an entire genre.---Junot D?az, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO on THE VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS
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A fascinating collection of nonfiction pieces on myriad topics observed in award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman's probing, amusing, and distinctive style.

Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, these essays explore a broad range of interests and topics, including (but not limited to): authors past and present; music; storytelling; comics; bookshops; travel; fairy tales; America; inspiration; libraries; ghosts; and the touching title piece, which recounts the author's experiences at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood.

As Neil explains, "This book is not 'the complete nonfiction of Neil Gaiman.' It is, instead, a motley bunch of speeches and articles, introductions and essays. Some of them are serious and some of them are frivolous and some of them are earnest and some of them I wrote to try and make people listen."

Illuminating and incisive, The View from the Cheap Seats explores some of the issues, subjects, and people that matter most to Neil Gaiman--and offers a unique glimpse into the mind of one of the most beloved and influential writers of our time.
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