The Better of McSweeney's Volume One

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The Better of McSweeney's Volume One

Issues 1-10

By McSweeney's Books (Manufactured by)

McSweeney's Books, Paperback, 9781932416336, 361pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2005


This book collects some of the best stories from the first ten issues of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, the literary journal that has become one of the country's most important and influential publications. McSweeney's began as a small collection of work rejected by other magazines, but it soon began to publish pieces primarily written for the journal, and to attract some of the finest writers in the country. Contributors to Best of McSweeney's, Volume One include Jonathan Lethem, Glen David Gold, A. M. Homes, David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggers, Amanda Davis, George Saunders, Paul Collins, and William Vollmann, as well as many talented newcomers. Stories included here have been selected for The O. Henry Prize Stories and The Best American Short Stories, and one was performed in a regional musical theater.

About the Author
McSweeney's is a small group that sells taxidermy equipment and also produces books, a literary quarterly, and "The Believer," a monthly review. Based in San Francisco, McSweeney's is also home to 826 Valencia, a nonprofit educational center for Bay Area youth.