Magill's literary annual, 2012 : essay-reviews of 200 outstanding books published in the United States during 2011, with an annotated list of titles / edited by John D. Wilson and Steven G. Kellman
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Includes bibliographical reference and indexes.
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Seeks to evaluate major examples of serious literature, both fiction and nonfiction, published during the previous calendar year. Each essay-review analyes and presnets the focus, intent, and relative success of the author, as well as the makeup and point of view of the work under discussion.
Contents
After Midnight / Joseph Dewey -- Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World / Lisa Scoggin -- Alfred Kazin's Journals / Henry L. Carrigan Jr. -- All Our Worldly Goods / Shawncey J. Webb -- Almost a Family: A Memoir / Daniel P. Murphy -- Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other / Julia A. Sienkewicz -- American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards: What Our Gardens Tell Us about Who We Are / Julia A. Sienkewicz -- The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life / William Nelles -- And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut, A Life / David Peck -- Apricot Jam: And Other Stories / R.C. Lutz -- Art and Madness: A Memoir of Lust without Reason / David Peck -- The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise / Amira Hanafi -- The Art of Fielding / Steven G. Kellman -- An Atlas of Impossible Longing / R.C. Lutz -- Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions / Leon Lewis -- Bad Intentions / Joseph Dewey -- Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game / Richard Adler -- Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother / Victor Lindsey -- Beautiful and Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry / Jeffry Jensen.
Believing Is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography / Batya Weinbaum -- Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories / Charles E. May -- Bismarck: A Life / Daniel P. Murphy -- The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek: A Tragic Clash Between White and Native America / Micah L. Issitt -- Blake and the Bible / Julia A. Sienkewicz -- Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef / Kathryn Kulpa -- Blue Nights / Joseph Dewey -- A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers / Batya Weinbaum -- Bowstring: On the Dissimilarity of the Similar / Julia A. Sienkewicz -- The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs / Raymond Pierre Hylton -- The Buddha in the Attic / Joseph Dewey -- Bye-and-Bye: Selected Late Poems / Jeffry Jensen -- Caleb's Crossing / Cheryl Lawton Malone -- The Call / Sally S. Driscoll -- The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands / T. Fleischmann -- The Chameleon Couch / Leon Lewis -- Changó's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes / Jeffry Jensen -- Charles Dickens: A Life / Daniel P. Murphy -- China in Ten Words / Robert C. Evans -- Civilization: The West and the Rest / Robert C. Evans.
Cloud of Ink / Grant Klarich Johnson -- Coda / Grant Klarich Johnson -- The Cold War / Kathryn Kulpa -- The Color of Night / Joseph Dewey -- Come and See / T. Fleischmann -- Confessions of a Young Novelist / Shawncey J. Webb -- Conversations with Scorsese / Robert C. Evans -- The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism / Victor Lindsey -- A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS / Batya Weinbaum -- Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid into College / Victor Lindsey -- Culture of One / Amira Hanafi -- The Curfew / James Flaherty -- Dante in Love / Robert C. Evans -- Devotions / T. Fleischmann -- Don't Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America / Keith M. Finley -- The Drop / Jack Ewing -- A Drop of the Hard Stuff / Barbara C. Lightner -- The Eichmann Trial / Batya Weinbaum -- 1861: The Civil War Awakening / Richard Adler -- Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music / Batya Weinbaum -- 11/22/63 / Pegge Bochynski -- Elizabeth Bishop and the New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence / Micah L. Issitt -- Embassytown / Melissa A. Barton.
Emily, Alone / Shawncey J. Webb -- An Empty Room / R.C. Lutz -- Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall--From America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness / Melissa A. Barton -- The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore / Matthew J. Bolton -- The Fates Will Find Their Way / Grant Klarich Johnson -- The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe / David Barratt -- Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile / Shawncey J. Webb -- Field Gray / Jack Ewing -- The Fifth Witness / Robert Jacobs -- The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture / David Peck -- Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation / Nicholas A. Kirk -- 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created / Richard Adler -- The Girl in the Blue Beret / Elizabeth D. Schafer -- The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress / Elizabeth D. Schafer -- G.K. Chesterton / Laurence W. Mazzeno -- Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius / Keith M. Finley -- The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris / Richard Adler -- The Great Night / Margaret Boe Birns.
Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India / Pegge Bochynski -- The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better / Robert C. Evans -- The H.D. Book: The Collected Writings of Robert Duncan / Batya Weinbaum -- Heat Wave: The Life and Career of Ethel Waters / Batya Weinbaum -- Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961 / Cheryl Lawton Malone -- The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life / Steven G. Kellman -- The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos / Jennifer L. Campbell -- Horoscopes for the Dead / Jeffry Jensen -- The Illumination / David W. Madden -- The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death / Robert C. Evans -- In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination / Melissa A. Barton -- In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin / Patricia King Hanson -- Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest / Victor Lindsey -- Iphigenia in Forest Hills: Anatomy of a Murder Trial / John Wilson.
A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me about Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter / Myra Junyk -- J.D. Salinger: A Life / Robert C. Evans -- Jerusalem: The Biography / David Barratt -- Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter, A Life / Barbara C. Lightner -- Joe Dimaggio: The Long Vigil / Richard Adler -- Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller / David Peck -- The Keats Brothers: The Life of John and George / David Barratt -- The King James Bible: A Short History from Tyndale to Today / Raymond Pierre Hylton -- The Land at the End of the World / Batya Weinbaum -- Last Man in Tower / R.C. Lutz -- Lee Krasner: A Biography / Julia A. Sienkewicz -- The Leftovers / Margaret Boe Birns -- The Lessons / T. Fleischmann -- The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 1, 1907-1922 / Henry L. Carrigan Jr. -- Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World / Elizabeth D. Schafer -- Life Itself: A Memoir / Patricia King Hanson -- Life on Mars / Cheryl Lawton Malone -- Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention / Thomas Tandy Lewis -- The Marriage Plot / Cheryl Lawton Malone -- Metropole / Jeffry Jensen -- Micro / Jack Ewing -- Miss New India / Margaret Boe Birns.
Modigliani: A Life / Batya Weinbaum -- Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything / Keith M. Finley -- Mr. Fox / T. Fleischmann -- Music for Silenced Voices: Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets / Lisa Scoggin -- My Father's Fortune: A Life / Michael Auerbach -- My New American Life / Barbara C. Lightner -- Nanjing Requiem / Laurence W. Mazzeno -- Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age / Robert C. Evans -- The Night Circus / Grant Klarich Johnson -- Night Soul and Other Stories / Charles E. May -- Nod House / T. Fleischmann -- No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf / Raymond Pierre Hylton -- Once Upon a River / Henry L. Carrigan Jr. -- On China / David Barratt -- One Day I Will Write about This Place / Amira Hanafi -- One Hundred Names For Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing / David W. Madden -- 1Q84 / Amy Sisson -- One Was a Soldier / Marcia B. Dinneen -- Open City / Sally S. Driscoll -- Orientation: And Other Stories / Charles E. May -- Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews / Nicholas A. Kirk -- The Pale King / Micah L. Issitt.
The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at Seventy-Two / T. Fleischmann -- A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians / Laurence W. Mazzeno -- The Philosophical Breakfast Club : Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World / Micah L. Issitt -- Please Look After Mom / R.C. Lutz -- The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction / Laurence W. Mazzeno -- The Prague Cemetery / Shawncey J. Webb -- The Preacher / Laurence W. Mazzeno -- The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry / Batya Weinbaum -- Pulphead: Essays / Daniel P. Murphy -- Pym / Matthew J. Bolton -- Reading My Father: A Memoir / Briana Nadeau -- Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America / Shawncey J. Webb -- Rodin's Debutante / Amy Sisson -- Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza / Melissa A. Barton -- The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party / Myra Junyk -- Say Her Name / Sally S. Driscoll -- The Seamstress and the Wind / Joseph Dewey -- The Selected Stories of Mercè Rodoreda / R.C. Lutz -- Seven Years / Sally S. Driscoll.
The Shadow of What We Were / Patricia King Hanson -- She-Wolves : The Women Who Ruled England before Elizabeth / Elizabeth D. Schafer -- Silver Sparrow / Amy Sisson -- A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother / Pegge Bochynski -- The Sly Company of People Who Care / C.L. Chua -- Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America / Micah L. Issitt -- Sobbing Superpower: Selected Poems of Tadeusz Rózewicz / T. Fleischmann -- The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement / Robert C. Evans -- Songs of Kabir / David Barratt -- Space, in Chains / T. Fleischmann -- The Splendor of Portugal / R.C. Lutz -- Steve Jobs / Robert C. Evans -- Stone Arabia / Jeffry Jensen -- The Stranger's Child / Shawncey J. Webb -- The Summer Without Men / Kathryn Kulpa -- Swamplandia! / Henry L. Carrigan Jr. -- The Swerve: How the World Became Modern / Robert C. Evans -- Swim Back to Me / Elizabeth Bellucci -- Tabloid City / Barbara C. Lightner -- Taller When Prone / Jeffry Jensen -- The Tiger's Wife / Margaret Boe Birns.
To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion: 1914-1918 / Daniel P. Murphy -- Tolstoy: A Russian Life / Henry L. Carrigan Jr. -- Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart / Micah L. Issitt -- Townie: A Memoir / Elizabeth Bellucci -- The Tragedy of Arthur / Robert Jacobs -- Traveler / T. Fleischmann -- The Trouble Ball / Jeffry Jensen -- The Troubled Man / Patricia King Hanson -- Twice a Spy / Joseph Dewey -- The Uncoupling / Joseph Dewey -- Unseen Hand / T. Fleischmann -- Vaclav and Lena / Barbara C. Lightner -- We, the Drowned / Marcia B. Dinneen -- We Others: New and Selected Stories / Charles E. May -- When the Killing's Done / Patricia King Hanson -- Widow / Sally S. Driscoll -- A Widow's Story: A Memoir / Marjorie Podolsky -- Words Made Fresh: Essays on Literature and Culture / Jeffry Jensen -- The Words of Others: From Quotations to Culture / Michael Auerbach -- The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan / Daniel P. Murphy -- You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake / T. Fleischmann -- You Think That's Bad / James Flaherty.
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