Reading Michael Chabon

Reading Michael Chabon

by Helene Meyers


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The world of Michael Chabon comes alive in the first full-length, analytical guide devoted to this brilliantly creative writer.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon is considered one of the most distinguished contemporary American novelists. Reading Michael Chabon, the first full-length volume on the writer, views his career as bridging the gap between literary and popular culture. Designed for book club members and high school and college students, this reference guide will help readers keep track of Chabon's intricate plots and draw thematic connections between and among his major novels. It will also help them understand his fiction as cultural commentary on contemporary masculinity and Jewish identity.

The book treats both Chabon's life and work, including film adaptations of his novels, his love affair with comics, and his forays into detective and adventure fiction. A chapter is dedicated to each of his major novels, including Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, and The Yiddish Policemen's Union.

  • Sidebars provide insight into Michael Chabon's creative process
  • Includes an extensive bibliography of print and web resources, including book reviews and interviews
  • A user-friendly index enables readers to quickly locate information on novels, films, key themes, and biographical details

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313355509
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/23/2010
Series: The Pop Lit Book Club
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Helene Meyers is professor of English and McManis University Chair at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX.

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