The Best American Essays 2012 by Robert Atwan
(The Best American Series (R))

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

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

 

About Robert Atwan

See more books from this 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.
 
Published October 2, 2012 by Mariner Books. 339 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Best American Essays 2012

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

and, according to Gordon Grice, a black widow's web is designed to let its creator discern, at a distance, the difference ""between a raindrop or leaf and viable prey."" Unlike past editions, some themes echo in Ward's choices: Joan Acocella's piece on Willa Cather and Gerald Early's on Afrocentr...

| Read Full Review of The Best American Essays 2012...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

As Mark Edmunson writes in one of the two essays about the plight of education, “Who Are You and What Are You Doing Here?”: “In reading, I continue to look for one thing—to be influenced, to learn something new, to be thrown off my course and onto another, better way.” This year’s exh...

Sep 10 2012 | Read Full Review of The Best American Essays 2012...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Readers expecting Kincaid's choices for best American essays to reflect her own fiction style-i.e., taut and direct-are bound to be disappointed.

| Read Full Review of The Best American Essays 2012...

Reader Rating for The Best American Essays 2012
77%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 53 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×