Year of publication: 2011
Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands
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Michael Chabon Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands To Ayelet ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The more I dive into this matter of whaling, and push my researches up to the very spring-head of it, so much the more am I impressed with its great honorableness and antiquity; and especially when I find so many great demi-gods and heroes, prophets of all sorts, who one way or other have shed distinction upon it, I am transported with the reflection that I myself belong, though but subordinately, to so emblazoned a fraternity. — Herman Melville, on the writing of fan fiction TRICKSTER IN A SUIT OF LIGHTS THOUGHTS ON THE MODERN SHORT STORY ENTERTAINMENT HAS A BAD name. Serious people learn to mistrust and even to revile it. The word wears spandex, pasties, a leisure suit studded with blinking lights. It gives off a whiff of Coppertone and dripping Creamsicle, the fake-butter miasma of a movie-house lobby, of karaoke...