Significant Objects (Paperback)

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By Joshua Glenn (Editor), Rob Walker (Editor), Nicholson Baker (Contribution by)
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The long-awaited book collection of the acclaimed online literary prose experiment.

SignificantObjects.com, founded by Joshua Glenn and Rob Walker, has published an extraordinary series of 200 stories and counting -- by William Gibson, Curtis Sittenfeld, Sheila Heti, Colson Whitehead, Nicholson Baker, Meg Cabot, Gary Panter, Ben Katchor, Lydia Millet, Jonathan Lethem, and other talented writers -- about ordinary stuff like novelty items, discarded souvenirs, and tasteless kitchenware picked up cheap at thrift stores and yard sales. The goal: To see if commissioning great stories about these insignificant things would increase their value -- as measured in actual eBay auctions. The experiment, in short, was a smash hit, raising money for youth-tutoring organizations. Significant Objects is a hardcover collection of the best one hundred short prose stories, published by Fantagraphics.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781606995259
ISBN-10: 1606995251
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication Date: August 6th, 2012
Pages: 256
Language: English