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Maps and Legends


A collection of essays on books and why they matter by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY and WONDER BOYS. MAPS AND LEGENDS is a love song in sixteen parts - a series of linked essays in praise of reading and writing, with subjects running from ghost stories to comic books, Sherlock Holmes to Cormac McCarthy. Throughout, Chabon energetically argues for a return to the thrilling, chilling origins of storytelling, rejecting the false walls around `serious' literature in favour of a ...

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Maps and Legends
2010, Fourth Estate Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780007289875

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Maps and Legends
2008, McSweeney's, San Francisco, CA

ISBN-13: 9781932416893


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