Trying to Save Piggy Sneed
Trying to Save Piggy Sneed is a collection of short works by John Irving, first published by Arcade Publishing in 1996. It features twelve writing pieces divided into three sections: Memoirs, Fiction, and Homage. The titles of the pieces are as follows:
Trying to Save Piggy Sneed Cover
|Genre||short story collection, nonfiction collection|
|Media type||Print (hardback & paperback)|
|Pages||432 pp (hardcover edition)|
|ISBN||1-55970-323-7 (hardback edition) & ISBN 0-345-40474-2 (paperback edition)|
|LC Class||PS3559.R8 T78 1996|
- "Trying to Save Piggy Sneed" (short story)
- "The Imaginary Girlfriend"
- "My Dinner at the Whitehouse"
- "Interior Space"
- "Brennbar's Rant"
- "The Pension Grillparzer"
- "Other People's Dreams"
- "Weary Kingdom"
- "Almost in Iowa"
- "The King of the Novel"
- "An Introduction to A Christmas Carol"
- "Gunter Grass: King of the Toy Merchants"
Following each piece, Irving included sections entitled "Author's Notes," where he discussed his inspiration for the pieces and the methods of their creation.