Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands

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HarperCollins, Feb 24, 2009 - Literary Collections - 256 pages
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Maps and Legends is an essay collection by American author Michael Chabon that was scheduled for official release on May 1, 2008, although some copies shipped two weeks early from various online bookstores. The book is Chabon's first book-length foray into nonfiction, with 16 essays, some previously published.[1] Several of these essays are defenses of the author's work in genre literature (such as science fiction, fantasy, and comics), while others are more autobiographical, explaining how the author came to write several of his most popular works.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

We've got a kind of 'doth protest too much' thing going on here. Chabon claims to be writing simply to entertain, but his essays and novels are filled with literary allusions and philosophical ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gregorio_Roth - LibraryThing

(A Short Review for a great book.) Great Read. Chabon an explorer of all genres of fiction, a great story teller, shares his map to Fictional Worlds: "It is along the knife border land between these ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Summerland (a novel for children), The Final Solution, The Yiddish Policemen's Union, and Gentlemen of the Road; as well as the short story collections A Model World and Werewolves in Their Youth; and the essay collections Maps and Legends and Manhood for Amateurs. He is the Chairman of the Board of the MacDowell Colony. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.

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