Best of McSweeney's (Deluxe Box Set Edition)

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To commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of the journal called “a key barometer of the literary climate” by the New York Times and twice honored with a National Magazine Award for fiction, here is The Best of McSweeney’s—a comprehensive collection of the most remarkable work from a remarkable magazine.

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Drawing on the full range of the journal thus far—from the very earliest volumes to our groundbreaking, Chris Ware–edited graphic novel issue to our most popular project yet, the full-on Sunday-newspaper issue known as San Francisco Panorama, The Best of McSweeney’s is an essential retrospective of recent literary history. With full-color contributions from some of the pioneering artists and illustrators featured in our pages over the years (Marcel Dzama, Art Spiegelman, and many more) and a breathtaking array of first-rate fiction (and some incredible nonfiction, too), this is a book to be pored over, and lasting proof that the contemporary short story is as vital as ever.

Along with a 624-page hardcover, this special, slipcased deluxe edition includes a custom cigar box filled with the following extras:
  • A broadsheet comics section from the newspaper of your dreams, with work by Chris Ware, Adrian Tomine, and many more
  • A tiny hardcover fable by Nathan Englander
  • A catalog for plural clothing, designed to be worn by no fewer than two people at a time by Brian McMullen
  • A lost novel-fragment from Michael Chabon
  • Stephen King’s baseball reportage
  • A rearrangeable story by Robert Coover, printed on playing cards
  • A collaborative novella by Ann Beattie and Harry
  • Postcards by Ian Huebert
  • Additional Information

    Author Dave Eggers (editor)
    Publisher McSweeney's Books
    Page Count 368pp
    Publication Size 6.25 x 9.25 x 2
    Publication Notes hardcover, deluxe box set edition
    Publication Date December 31, 2013
    ISBN 978-1938073601

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