Don’t miss the new McSweeney’s Quarterly collection located beside the New Materials section in the Main Reading Room of McCain Library!
What started out 13 years ago as a literary magazine of rejected works speedily evolved into a visually-rich journal filled with short stories, comics, essays, paintings and more.
Dave Eggers (author of Zeitoun) is McSweeney’s founder/editor. Past contributors include Jonathan Franzen, Lynda Barry, Ira Glass, Ann Beattie and Joyce Carol Oates. Most issues are presented in unique, quirky formats. For example, Issue 6 includes a music CD (They Might Be Giants) where each track coordinates with one of the 40+ written pieces. Other formats include creative writing pieces disguised as a Sunday newspaper and as a pile of junkmail. Look for the cigar box issue full of keepsake letters and pamphlets all relating to past wars/conflicts – you’ll even find George Bush’s dental records! We are lucky to have received the entire collection as a gift and are continuing to add new issues. Explore away!
We are grateful to Peter Wallace who generously donated this fun collection to McCain Library.