A graduate of Columbia University's creative writing program, Gonzales has previously shared his unique brand of storytelling via publications such as Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
and The Believer.
One of the most striking paratextual features of Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern is, of course, its peculiar title, which suggests that the publication was founded and is edited by one Timothy McSweeney rather than by Dave Eggers and therefore illustrates Genette's point that the title of a literary work may function as "an artificial object" that adds meaningful dimensions to the work as such (55-56).
In his first call for contributions to Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Eggers characterized his new "offbeat quarterly" (Sullivan <http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Eggers- Surprised-By-SuccessAuthor-to-read-from-2935959.php>) as "a place where odd things that one could never shoehorn into a mainstream periodical, and might be too quirky for other journals, might find a home.
He has helped create the journal Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
; The Believer magazine; the quarterly DVD magazine Wholphin; the publishing house McSweeney's Books (where he often self-publishes the hardback editions of his novels); 826 National, a network of tutoring centers for the underprivileged; and a number of nonprofit philanthropies.
Indeed, "Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
" sounds precisely this keynote from the onset: "McSweeney's began in 1998 as a literary journal that published only works rejected by other magazines" ("McSweeney's").
THE SOURCES: Introduction to volume 37, by the editors, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
, Spring 2011, and "Five Myths About the 'Information Age" by Robert Darnton, in The ChronideReview, April 17, 2011.
Scrimgeour, author of the poetry collection, "The Last Miles" and former coordinator of creative writing at Salem State University; and Erica Plouffe Lazure, whose fiction has been published or is forthcoming in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
#29, the Greensboro Review, the North Carolina Literary Review, Meridian and elsewhere.
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
, quite possibly the best literary magazine there is, made their current issue in the form of a Sunday broadsheet newspaper, as an example of what a newspaper in the post-internet age could be.
The broadsheet Panorama (which, incidentally, has the look of a masterwork) is a newspaper-inspired edition of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
, the occasionally precious, occasionally groundbreaking brainchild of author Dave Eggers.
Perhaps the most acclaimed book has been McSweeney's 13 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
#13), edited by Chris Ware.
6 Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
Hyperkinetic memoirist Dave Eggers's (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius) vibrant, tastily designed literary journal gathers together a broad mix of adventurous current writers--Lydia Davis, David Foster Wallace, Haruki Murakami, Jonathan Lethem, to name a few.
Barry's work has appeared in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
and Tin House and has been anthologized in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003, edited by Dave Eggers, and The Best American Comics 2006, guest edited by Harvey Pekar.