eBook Magill's Literary Annual, 2012 Edition

  • John D. Wilson
  • Steven G. Kellman
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  • ISBN-10: 1587659670
  • ISBN-13: 9781587659676
  • DDC: 028.1
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 615 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2010, 2009
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released December 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Seeks to evaluate critically 200 major examples of serious literature, both fiction and nonfiction, published during the previous calendar year. Each essay-review analyzes and presents the focus, intent, and relative success of the author, as well as the makeup and point of view of the work under discussion.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
Complete Annotated List of Titles.
Contributing Reviewers.
1: After Midnight.
2: Alan Lomax.
3: Alfred Kazin’s Journals.
4: All Our Worldly Goods.
5: Almost a Family.
6: Alone Together.
7: American Eden.
8: The Anatomy of Influence.
9: And so It Goes.
10: Apricot Jam.
11: Art and Madness.
12: The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise.
13: The Art of Fielding.
14: An Atlas of Impossible Longing.
15: Attack of the Difficult Poems.
16: Bad Intentions.
17: Baseball in the Garden of Eden.
18: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.
19: Beautiful and Pointless.
20: Believing is Seeing.
21: Binocular Vision.
22: Bismarck.
23: The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek.
24: Blake and the Bible.
25: Blood, Bones, and Butter.
26: Blue Nights.
27: A Book of Secrets.
28: Bowstring.
29: The Brilliant Disaster.
30: The Buddha in the Attic.
31: Bye-and-Bye.
32: Caleb’s Crossing.
33: The Call.
34: The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands.
35: The Chameleon Couch.
36: Changó’s Beads and Two-Tone Shoes.
37: Charles Dickens.
38: China in Ten Words.
39: Civilization.
40: Cloud of Ink.
41: Coda.
42: The Cold War.
43: The Color of Night.
44: Come and See.
45: Confessions of a Young Novelist.
46: Conversations with Scorsese.
47: The Convert.
48: A Covert Affair.
49: Crazy U.
50: Culture of One.
51: The Curfew.
52: Dante in Love.
53: Devotions.
54: Don’t Shoot.
55: The Drop.
56: A Drop of the Hard Stuff.
57: The Eichmann Trial.
58: 1861.
59: Electric Eden.
60: 11/22/63.
61: Elizabeth Bishop and the New Yorker.
62: Embassytown.
63: Emily, Alone.
64: An Empty Room.
65: Endgame.
66: The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore.
67: The Fates will Find Their Way.
68: The Fear.
69: Feeding on Dreams.
70: Field Gray.
71: The Fifth Witness.
72: The Forgotten Founding Father.
73: Founding Gardeners.
74: 1493.
75: The Girl in the Blue Beret.
76: The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress.
77: G. K. Chesterton.
78: Grand Pursuit.
79: The Greater Journey.
80: The Great Night.
81: Great Soul.
82: The Great Stagnation.
83: The H.D. Book.
84: Heat Wave.
85: Hemingway’s Boat.
86: The Hemlock Cup.
87: The Hidden Reality.
88: Horoscopes for the Dead.
89: The Illumination.
90: The Immortalization Commission.
91: In Other Worlds.
92: In the Garden of Beasts.
93: Into the Silence.
94: Iphigenia in Forest Hills.
95: A Jane Austen Education.
96: J. D. Salinger.
97: Jerusalem.
98: Joan Mitchell.
99: Joe Dimaggio.
100: Just One Catch.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
1: The Keats Brothers.
2: The King James Bible.
3: The Land at the End of the World.
4: Last Man in Tower.
5: Lee Krasner.
6: The Leftovers.
7: The Lessons.
8: The Letters of Ernest Hemingway.
9: Liberty’s Exiles.
10: Life Itself.
11: Life on Mars.
12: Malcolm X.
13: The Marriage Plot.
14: Metropole.
15: Micro.
16: Miss New India.
17: Modigliani.
18: Moonwalking with Einstein.
19: Mr. Fox.
20: Music for Silenced Voices.
21: My Father’s Fortune.
22: My New American Life.
23: Nanjing Requiem.
24: Never Say Die.
25: The Night Circus.
26: Night Soul and Other Stories.
27: Nod House.
28: No Regrets.
29: Once Upon a River.
30: On China.
31: One Day I will Write about this Place.
32: One Hundred Names for Love.
33: 1Q84.
34: One was a Soldier.
35: Open City.
36: Orientation.
37: Otherwise Known as the Human Condition.
38: The Pale King.
39: The Paper Garden.
40: A People of One Book.
41: The Philosophical Breakfast Club.
42: Please Look after Mom.
43: The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction.
44: The Prague Cemetery.
45: The Preacher.
46: The Psychopath Test.
47: Pulphead.
48: Pym.
49: Reading My Father.
50: Redeemers.
51: Rodin’s Debutante.
52: Sacred Trash.
53: The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party.
54: Say Her Name.
55: The Seamstress and the Wind.
56: The Selected Stories of Mercè Rodoreda.
57: Seven Years.
58: The Shadow of What We Were.
59: She-Wolves.
60: Silver Sparrow.
61: A Singular Woman.
62: The Sly Company of People who Care.
63: Smoking Typewriters.
64: Sobbing Superpower.
65: The Social Animal.
66: Songs of Kabir.
67: Space, in Chains.
68: The Splendor of Portugal.
69: Steve Jobs.
70: Stone Arabia.
71: The Stranger’s Child.
72: The Summer without Men.
73: Swamplandia!.
74: The Swerve.
75: Swim Back to Me.
76: Tabloid City.
77: Taller when Prone.
78: The Tiger’s Wife.
79: To End All Wars.
80: Tolstoy.
81: Tough without a Gun.
82: Townie.
83: The Tragedy of Arthur.
84: Traveler.
85: The Trouble Ball.
86: The Troubled Man.
87: Twice a Spy.
88: The Uncoupling.
89: Unseen Hand.
90: Vaclav and Lena.
91: We, the Drowned.
92: We Others.
93: When the Killing’s Done.
94: Widow.
95: A Widow’s Story.
96: Words Made Fresh.
97: The Words of Others.
98: The Wrong War.
99: You and Three Others are Approaching a Lake.
100: You Think That’s Bad.
Category Index.
Title Index.
Author Index.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

John D. Wilson

Books and Culture

Steven G. Kellman

Univ. of Texas at San Antonio