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Significant Objects

by Joshua Glenn
     
 

Collects the results of a literary experiment in which a best-selling or popular author wrote a short fictional prose story about an object on eBay, raising its value; the profit from the object’s sale then went to charity.See more details below

Overview

Collects the results of a literary experiment in which a best-selling or popular author wrote a short fictional prose story about an object on eBay, raising its value; the profit from the object’s sale then went to charity.

Editorial Reviews

NPR's All Things Considered
“Finding magic in unexpected things.”
GalleyCat
“Like a Salvation Army staffed by brilliant writers...”
The Independent of London's Couch Surfer
“Significant Objects combines one of the oldest of all media — the near-improvised short story — with the reinvigorated writer-reader relationship afforded by Web 2.0.”
GOOD Magazine
“Significant Objects is an incredibly fun, if curious, success, one that toys with the disparity between an object’s financial and emotional values, and speaks to our wonderfully human propensity to believe in nonsense.”
The Economist's More Intelligent Life
“The short stories are lovely. Some allude to an object’s brush with fame; others suggest heartache, loneliness and the occasional bar fight. Each story casts a strange spell on the objects, and on our perception of them.”
The Guardian
“One of the most life-affirmingly cheeky studies I have seen for ages.”
AdWeek.com
“To those who don’t believe in the transcendent power of a good story … behold: the Significant Objects project.”
NPR’s All Things Considered
“Finding magic in unexpected things.”
The Independent of London’s Couch Surfer
“Significant Objects combines one of the oldest of all media — the near-improvised short story — with the reinvigorated writer-reader relationship afforded by Web 2.0.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606995259
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
08/06/2012
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,414,204
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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