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Bookends : collected intros and outros

by Chabon, Michael (Author)

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"In Bookends, Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon offers a compilation of pieces about literature--age-old classics as well as his own--that presents a unique look into his literary origins and influences, the books that shaped his taste and formed his ideas about writing and reading"-- Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Meta-introduction
  • Intros
  • The Wes Anderson collection / Matt Zoller Seitz
  • Trickster makes this world / Lewis Hyde
  • The long ships / Frans G. Bengtsson
  • Superheroes: fashion and fantasy / Andrew Bolton
  • Julius Knipl, real estate photographer / Ben Katchor
  • Herma / MacDonald Harris
  • Casting the runes and other ghost stories / M. R. James
  • Brown sugar kitchen / Tanya Holland
  • Monster man / Gary Gianni
  • The sailor on the seas of fate / Michael Moorcock
  • American Flagg! / Howard Chaykin
  • D'Aulaires' Norse myths / Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
  • "The rocket man" / Ray Bradbury
  • John Carter of Mars: warlord of Mars / Marv Wolfman, Gil Kane et al.
  • The escapists / Brian K. Vaughan
  • Summerland
  • Fountain city, excerpt
  • Outros
  • Fountain city, excerpt
  • The mysteries of Pittsburgh
  • Gentlemen of the road
  • The phantom toolbooth / Norton Juster
  • Wonder when you'll miss me / Amanda Davis
  • Appendix: liner notes
  • 1980-1996, carsickness
  • Uptown special vinyl edition / Mark Ronson.