The fifty year sword by Mark Z. Danielewski

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Published by Pantheon Books in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Children,
  • FICTION / Suspense,
  • FICTION / Literary,
  • Fiction,
  • Revenge,
  • FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementMark Z. Danielewski
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3554.A5596 F54 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25253242M
ISBN 109780307907721
LC Control Number2012010372

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The Fifty Year Sword was originally published in as a limited edition, and is usually only performed on Halloween night as a live shadow show. This month, however, it was re-released by Pantheon Books and I jumped at the chance to get my hands on a copy/5.

Praise “The Fifty Year Sword is a clever experiment in voice and structure, a prose poem consisting of cascading waves of dialogue spoken by five different narrators looking back on a single frightening night The joy of the book comes mostly from the physical act of turning the pages and scanning the layout, but the language deserves mention as well.

“The Fifty Year Sword is a clever experiment in voice and structure, a prose poem consisting of cascading waves of dialogue spoken by five different narrators looking back on a single frightening night The joy of the book comes mostly from the physical act of turning the pages and scanning the layout, but the language deserves mention 4/5(89).

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“The Fifty Year Sword is a clever experiment in voice and structure, a prose poem consisting of cascading waves of dialogue spoken by five different narrators looking back on a single frightening night The joy of the book comes mostly from the physical act of turning the pages and scanning the layout, but the language deserves mention.

“The Fifty Year Sword is a clever experiment in voice and structure, a prose poem consisting of cascading waves of dialogue spoken by five different narrators looking back on a single frightening night The joy of the book comes mostly from the physical act of turning the pages and scanning the layout, but the language deserves mention.

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The Fifty Year Sword is technically the second book by Mark Z. Danielewski (of House of Leaves fame). Maybe even the third, if you count The Whalestoe Letters as the second. In any case, originally published in under a limited release, The Fifty Year Sword was republished in October in a newly formatted and updated edition.

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Limited to 1, copies. In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a /5(17). PUBLISHERS WEEKLY This first American edition of Danielewski s novella, published in a different form in the Netherlands inhas the theatrical quality of a children s ghost story, complete with stitched-art illustrations (designed by the author), sweeping themes, and fairy-tale tropes/5().

“The Fifty Year Sword” is buoyed by Danielewski’s deft hand with weird detail, not his rainbows of punctuation and enthusiasm for the tab key; the book.

The last REDCAT performance, on Octowas another back-to-back, sold-out production. This last performance at REDCAT, a revised version of the earlier productions of The Fifty Year Sword, was the concluding performance in the five-city book tour for the Pantheon release of The Fifty Year Sword.

The Fifty Year Sword is about revenge, fate, hubris, and the cost of personal satisfaction. In spinning this yarn, Danielewski creates within his simplest story another captivating atmospheric journey, one that defies the norm of just reading a book.

The Fifty Year Sword Mark Z. Danielewski. Pantheon, $26 (p) ISBN $26 (p) ISBN More By and About. The Fifty Year Sword. About the Book The Fifty Year Sword. by Mark Z. Danielewski. In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a storyteller’s tale of vengeance but by the long black box he sets before them.

As midnight approaches, the box is. As it was Danielewski’s first new book in eleven years (barring a reissue of his ghost story/puppet show script The Fifty Year Sword), publishing was pre-sold on the concept (the deal for the first 10 books of the saga exceeded seven figures), and lovers of weird fiction and experimental writing alike awaited it with anticipation.

The plan was for new volumes to arrive Author: Sam Reader. The book is beautiful -- as an object. Au Contraire The slippery meanings of the words within this book are elusive and possibly overwrought.

There is a gleaming poetry in MZD, there's just a poverty of such in The Fifty Year Sword. ()/5(25). The Fifty Year Sword Previous article Jazz in L.A.: 29th Annual Jazz Tribute Awards Next article The Essential Movie Library #1: The Godfather Trilogy (,)Author: Elina Shatkin.

The Fifty Year Sword, is written beautifully and is couched in pretty graphics, swirling, flying images serve as the prefect backdrop for the story and in many ways, are actually part of it. A part of the delivery. It is a beauty of a book visually, and 4/5(76).

A sometimes arid, sometimes entertaining ghost story for grown-ups by pomo laureate Danielewski (House of Leaves,etc.).Chintana is in a bad mood. A talented seamstress, she’s just been divorced, “forced/to acknowledge,/yet again,/to yet/another insitrusive customer,/her husband Pravat’s surprising/departure.”.

Around mid-September, a limited edition of Mark Z. Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword was announced with nothing more than a photo of an orange case featuring five metal clasps around its edges.

The book was planned at an expensive (but reasonable) price of $, but there was very little information available online about where to purchase this Deluxe Edition. "The Fifty Year Sword" is a much different project. Originally published in and '06 by a Dutch imprint in two 1,copy print runs, the book includes blue-ink illustrations created by the Author: Dylan Foley.

And so The Fifty Year Sword continues with Mark Z. Danielewski’s explorations of the art of visual storytelling, and what's on the line when it comes time to tell (or re-tell) a story. The liminality of Halloween, the exact second midnight strikes, the moment of birth and the moment of death, each play a strong role in this story—they all.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY This first American edition of Danielewski s novella, published in a different form in the Netherlands inhas the theatrical quality of a children s ghost story, complete with stitched-art illustrations (designed by the author), sweeping themes, and fairy-tale tropes.5/5(2).

The Fifty Year Sword Mark Z Danielewski Cargo, pp, £20 “America’s most successful experimental writer” is the type of epithet proudly placed, crown-like, on a young writer’s head for their debut novel – but that later slips and becomes a millstone around their neck.

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Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword features a deluxe slipcase with five metal latches, Nepalese binding (an exposed, specially stitched spine), and a signed d to 1, copies. In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only.

Get this from a library. The fifty year sword. [Mark Z Danielewski] -- "The nationally best-selling author of House of Leaves and Only Revolutions has crafted a powerfully chilling novella--a ghost story for grownup readers. Late one evening at a party at an East Texas. The Fifty Year Sword is a clear inheritor of that tradition, with sewing and thread decorating the page.

Spacing and layout is as much a part of. This collector's edition of Mark Z. Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword features a deluxe slipcase with five metal latches, Nepalese binding (an exposed, specially stitched spine), and a signed frontispiece.

Limited to 1, copies. In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a.

The Fifty Year Sword does little more to depart from the typographical conventions of fiction than to give the appearance of printed verse, or verse dialogue. (That the lines of dialogue are color-coded as a way of identifying the speakers seems simply a repetition of the same sort of device used in the two novels, and altogether it is not a.

The Fifty Year Sword is the first novel I've encountered which singles out "Stitchers" for big font thanks in the acknowledgements —three stitchers to be exact, just like those mythological seamstresses the Three Fates. Say what you will about the storyline of The Fifty Year Sword, at least the physical book.

These moments ensure that The Fifty Year Sword remains more curious than unsettling, and more of a fun concept than a stellar story. Mark Danielewski reads at St. Joseph’s College Mon Buy Author: Matthew Love. The Fifty Year Sword possesses a peculiar history.

The first publication was done inin the Netherlands, and the book was, “Originally published as a large-size limited edition and subsequently performed only on Halloween night as a live shadow show.”. Revolutions (), which was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction.

His novella, The Fifty Year Sword, was released five years ago today. He recently announced his next project, The Familiar, a “27 volume project that con-cerns a 12 year old girl who finds a kitten.” MARK DANIELEWSKI: THE FIFTY YEAR SWORDFile Size: KB.After the swordsmith displays his wares, the Story Teller settles on the Fifty Year Sword, which always slices true but whose effects don't manifest until the recipient's 50th : Eric Liebetrau.

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