|Michael Chabon’s America Magical Words, Secret Worlds, and Sacred Spaces
Author Michel Chabon is acutely attuned to life in contemporary America, providing insight into the history of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries in novels such as The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (1988), Wonder Boys (1995), and Telegraph Avenue (2012). The Pulitzer prize–winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Chabon follows in the footsteps of past stylists, writing across multiple genres that include young-adult literature, essays, and screenplays. Despite his broad success, however, Chabon’s work has not been adequately examined from a critical perspective.
Michael Chabon’s America: Magical Words, Secret Worlds, and Sacred Spaces is the first scholarly collection of essays analyzing the work of the acclaimed author. This book demonstrates how Chabon uses a broad range of styles and genres, including detective and comic book fiction, to define the American experience. These essays assess and analyze Chabon’s complete oeuvre, demonstrating his deep connection to the contemporary world and his place as a literary force.
Providing a context for understanding the author’s work from cultural, historical, and stylistic perspectives, Michael Chabon’s America is a valuable study of a celebrated author whose work deserves close examination.
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Tolkien in the New Century
Tolkien in the New Century: Essays in Honor of Tom Shippey
|Editor||John Wm. Houghton, Janet Brennan Croft, Nancy Martsch, John D. Rateliff and Robin Anne Reid|
|Illustrator||Patrick H. Wynne (cover illustration)|
|Released||30 May 2014|
Tolkien in the New Century: Essays in Honor of Tom Shippey is a Festschrift for Tom Shippey, published in 2014 on the occasion of his retirement from the Walter J. Ong, S.J., Endowed Chair in Humanities at St. Louis University in Missouri.
- “The Presence of the Past in The Lord of the Rings” (John B. Marino) 169
Sarah Johnson will be one of 11 YA authors at the Mighty Mississippi Book Blast hosted by Left Bank Books at the Ethical Society at 7 pm on July 17th! She will have teaser books of A MURDER OF MAGPIES. More details at the link! http://www.left-bank.com/event/mighty-mississippi-book-blast
John F.D. Taff