The Best American Essays 2012

The Best American Essays 2012

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by Robert Atwan
     
 

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The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the…  See more details below

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The Best American Series®
First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

The Best American Essays 2012 includes

Marcia Angell, Miah Arnold, Mark Doty, Joseph Epstein, Jonathan Franzen,
Malcolm Gladwell, Francine Prose, Lauren Slater,
Sandra Tsing Loh, Jose Antonio Vargas, and others

Editorial Reviews

New York Times columnist and PBS fixture David Brooks serves as the guest editor of this year's Best American Essays series entry. The line-up of talent he has gathered is impressive: The contributor's list includes Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, Lauren Slater, Mark Doty, Francine Prose, Sandra Tsing Loh, Miah Arnold, Joseph Epstein, and Jose Antonio Vargas. A trade paperback and NOOK Book original.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547840543
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Series:
Best American Series
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
812,688
File size:
424 KB

Meet the Author

ROBERT ATWAN has been the series editor of The Best American Essays since its inception in 1986. He has edited numerous literary anthologies and written essays and reviews for periodicals nationwide.

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The Best American Essays 2012 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought for a class but I do like it. It is a great book for English majors but not so much for the average king of reader but really a non-reader. Some of these essay are extremely over done but a majority of them are amazing. Yes they are long but if you can just stick with until its done you will be very happy you read it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good..............not