Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules

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Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules
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Author David Sedaris Ed.
Country United States
Language English
Genre Short story collection
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
August 1, 2005
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 256 pp (first edition, paperback)
ISBN ISBN 0-7432-7612-4 (first edition, paperback)
OCLC 60512891

Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules is a 2005 anthology of short stories edited by David Sedaris.

Sedaris published this book in order to support 826NYC, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center in Brooklyn, New York. All of his proceeds, after permission expenses, from Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules will benefit this organization designed to help students ages six to eighteen develop their writing skills through free writing workshops, publishing projects, and one-on-one help with homework and English-language learning. In the book's epilogue, Sarah Vowell describes 826NYC's work.

The book's title references a painting by Adriaen van der Werff.

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