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Timothy McSweeney’s Very Intense Heated Passionate Battle/Embrace With They Might Be Giants Resulting in This, Issue 6, Which Contains a CD Soundtrack


Dave Eggers, editor
Timothy McSweeney’s Journal

McSweeney’s Journal number 6


The Sixth Issue from the most innovative literary quarterly in America today. A stunningly meticulous and elegant production: Maroon and green cloth boards. Contributions by various artists, writers and musicians.

As one reads through the issue, there are witty instructions on when to pause and then play the accompanying CD. Contributors include Breyten Breytenbach, Lawrence Weschler, Zadie Smith, Ian Frazier and Chris Ware, among many others.

Music includes 44 music tracks arranged by TMBG and composed specially to accompany the works. Composers include Philip Glass, Michael Meredith, Roger Greenawalt, M. Doughty and S. E. Willis and They Might Be Giants.

The Series has proven itself to be the most consistently innovative and interesting literary magazine of its kind in America today. Characterized by its editor’s now well-known brand of “laugh-out-loud” American sense of humor and playful, charming iconoclasm. Eggers is offering – and should be commended for it – a genuine alternative to the flavorless, politically correct mass-media magazines that have become less and less interesting or relevant to serious readers and collectors of contemporary literature. A truly magnificent issue.




Modern Love Waltz


Piano Music of Philip Glass on Roméo Records