Standardized Title:
McSweeney's (Series)
Other Title:
Some issues have title: McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
Some issues have title: Timothy McSweeney's ...
New York : McSweeney Family Publishing Concern
San Francisco, Calif. : McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
volumes : illustrations ; 17-28 cm
Began with 1, published in 1998.
Short stories, American -- Periodicals.
Experimental fiction, American -- Periodicals.
American literature -- 20th century -- Periodicals.
American literature -- 21st century -- Periodicals.
American literature.
Experimental fiction, American.
Short stories, American.
Literary magazines (periodicals) -- U.S.A. -- 1998-9999.
Periodicals -- U.S.A. -- 1998-9999.
American prose literature.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York.
United States California San Francisco.
Frequently consists of multiple parts and pieces.
Issues no. 5-6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 20, 23-25, 29, 31-32, 37, 39-41, 44, 46, 50-52, 54 are hardcover issues.
Issue no. 6 is accompanied by a CD.
Issue no. 11 is accompanied by a DVD.
No. 4 (late winter, 2000) consists of 14 booklets and a chart--in an illustrated box.
[No.] 7 consists of 9 booklets--in a folder.
Issue no. 10 is: McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales, edited by Michael Chabon.
Issue no. 13 is a hardback issue where its cover is a fold-out full-color comic strip broadside.
Issue no. 15 is accompanied by "a bonus pocket-mag -- culled from actual Icelandic magazines -- chronicling the glossy doings of Reykjavik's starriest stars."
Issue no. 16 is accompanied by a pocket comb, a short story presented as playing cards and a pamphlet--in a folder.
Issue 17 is "made to look like it came in your mailbox." It consists of 8 pieces of mail.
Issue 19 consists of 1 booklet, 8 pamphlets, 1 card, 2 postcards, 3 handouts and 4 letters--in an illustrated box.
Issue 20 is accompanied by a booklet.
Issue 22 consists of 3 booklets in a magnetized folder.
Issue 23 is accompanied by "[special trial-size edition] Comedy by the numbers."
Issue 24 consists of two hardcover issues sharing one cover.
Issue 27 consists of 3 booklets--in a cardboard sleeve.
Issue 28 consists of 8 small hardcover books, the covers of which form two larger illustrations--in an open box.
Issue 31 is accompanied by a pamphlet.
No. 33 is formatted to resemble a city newspaper, complete with sports, food and cartoon section, book review and current events magazines--in a zip lock plastic bag.
Issue 34 consists of 2 booklets--in a plastic folder.
Issue 36 consists of 9 booklets, 4 postcards, and introd. matter ([4] p.)--in an illustrated box.
Issue 37 is accompanied by a booklet.
Issue 43 is accompanied by a booklet; both units have fold-out die-cut covers.
Issue 47 consists of 10 booklets in a cardboard sleeve.
Issue 53 consists of one vinyl-bound volume and "8 balloons emblazoned with stories" in a zip lock plastic bag, on which is printed the tables of contents for both units.
Monographic supplements accompany some volumes.
Description based on: 32, copyrighted 2009.
Latest issue consulted: 54, copyrighted 2018.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
RBC copy 1 of vol. 17 has been opened; RBC copy 2 unopened.
RBC copy 2 of vol. 18 accompanied by a DVD of the first issue of Wholphin.
RBC copy 2 of vol. 22 contains works by Harry Mathews in book 2, p.9-13, 43, and 121-125.
RBC comics has v.13 only.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy no.5, no.13 has dustjacket retained.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 1998:autumn signed and dated 9/28/02 by Dave Eggers
Penn Provenance:
Rothman, Steven D. (donor) (RBC comics copy)
Eggers, Dave (autograph) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 1998:autumn)
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Harry Mathews Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Steven Rothman Collection of Comics, Cartoons, and Graphic Novels (University of Pennsylvania)
Comics Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Has Supplement:
Issue no. 10 was 'published in a slightly different form' as: McSweeney's mammoth treasury of thrilling tales. 1st Vintage Books ed. New York : Vintage Books, 2003 140003339X (DLC) 2002192265 (OCoLC)51290467
Other format:
Online version: McSweeney's
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