Reading Michael Chabon, 1st Edition

  • Helene Meyers
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  • ISBN-10: 0313355517
  • ISBN-13: 9780313355516
  • DDC: 813.54
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 130 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released June 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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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 ChabonÕs 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Michael Chabon: A Writer's Life.
2: Michael Chabon and the Novel.
3: The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (1988).
4: Wonder Boys (1995).
5: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (2000).
6: The Yiddish Policemen's Union (2007).
7: Today's Issues in Michael Chabon's Work.
8: Pop Culture in Michael Chabon's Work.
9: Michael Chabon on the Internet.
10: Michael Chabon and the Media.
11: What Do I Read Next?.
About the Author.