The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017

Author: Sarah Vowell,826 National

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328664074

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 400

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“A gift . . . One wonders how the world might be different if works in The Best American Nonrequired Reading were indeed required.” —USA Today Sarah Vowell, author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States and other best-selling titles "gilded with snark, buoyant on charm" (NPR), worked with the students of the 826 Valencia writing lab to edit this year's anthology. They compiled new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and the category-defying gems that have become one of the hallmarks of this lively collection.
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016

Author: Rachel Kushner,826 National

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544812182

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 432

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In a small but comfortable conference room, in a publishing house in San Francisco, a group of high school students met weekly over the past year to read literary magazines, chapbooks, graphic novels, and countless articles. They had some good times. There was a whiteboard in the conference room, and often cartoons were drawn on this whiteboard. The cartoons were of varying quality. By the end of the year, with the help of a similar committee of high school students in Ann Arbor, and their guest editor, Rachel Kushner, they selected the contents of this anthology. The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016 features stories about Bulgarian spaceships, psychedelic mushroom therapy, and a cyclorama in Iowa. If you don’t know what a cyclorama is, you aren’t alone. Read on to find out. The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016 includes N. R. KLEINFIELD, ANNA KOVATCHEVA, DAN HOY, ANTHONY MARRA, MICHAEL POLLAN, MARILYNNE ROBINSON, DANA SPIOTTA, ADRIAN TOMINE, INARA VERZEMNIEKS and others Rachel Kushner, guest editor, is the author of The Flamethrowers, which was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and one of the New York Times’s top five novels of 2013. Kushner’s debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award, a winner of the California Book Award, and a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book.
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Nonrequired Reading

Prose Pieces

Author: Wislawa Szymborska

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544618858

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Wislawa Szymborska's poems are admired around the world, and her unsparing vision, tireless wit, and deep sense of humanity are cherished by countless readers. Unknown to most of them, however, Szymborska also worked for several decades as a columnist, reviewing a wide variety of books under the unassuming title "Nonrequired Reading." As readers of her poems would expect, the short prose pieces collected here are anything but ordinary. Reflecting the author's own eclectic tastes and interests, the pretexts for these ruminations range from books on wallpapering, cooking, gardening, and yoga, to more lofty volumes on opera and world literature. Unpretentious yet incisive, these charming pieces are on a par with Szymborska's finest lyrics, tackling the same large and small questions with a wonderful curiosity.
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Wie sollten wir sein?

Ein Roman aus dem Leben

Author: Sheila Heti

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644037116

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Sheila lebt in Toronto: Frisch geschieden und künstlerisch blockiert von der Arbeit an einem feministischen Stück, das sie für ein Theater schreiben soll, steckt sie mitten in der Lebenskrise. Alle anderen scheinen zu wissen, wie das geht: authentisch leben. Nur sie weiß es nicht, hat sie doch das meiste von Männern gelernt, die ihr etwas beibringen wollten. Also beginnt sie, Gespräche mit ihrer besten Freundin auf Band aufzuzeichnen, und macht sie damit zu einem Untersuchungsobjekt ihrer philosophischen Neugier. Und nicht nur sie, sondern auch ihren dominanten neuen Lover Israel. Aber wo bleibt dabei sie selbst? Und was ist das überhaupt, ein authentisches Leben? Oder dessen Sinn? In den USA bekam Sheila Hetis formal wagemutiger Roman, der teils Seelenreise, teils literarisches Künstlerporträt, teils Bekenntnis ist, begeisterte Kritiken. Ein Muss für jeden, der in einer Zeit manischer Jugendlichkeit nach dem sucht, was man altmodisch Charakter nennt.
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018

Author: Sheila Heti,826 National

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 1328465810

Category:

Page: 320

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Author Sheila Heti works with a group of high school students to select the year's best new fiction, journalism, poetry, essays, and comics aimed at readers age fifteen and up.
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011

Author: Dave Eggers,Guillermo del Toro

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547577435

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 498

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Presents literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, television writing, and alternative comics.
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003

Author: Dave Eggers,Zadie Smith

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618246960

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 330

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Presents the finest literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including both fiction and nonfiction dealing with a broad spectrum of subjects from magazines from the "New Yorker" and "Rolling Stone" to the "Onion."
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012

Author: Dave Eggers,Scott Cohen,EM-J Staples

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547595964

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 412

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Presents literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals published in 2011, including fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, television writing, and alternative comics.
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014

Author: Daniel Handler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544129660

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

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Presents a selection of short works from mainstream and alternative American periodicals published in 2013, including nonfiction, screenplays, television writing, fiction, and alternative comics.
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013

Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544108868

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

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Dave Eggers and his students at the 826 Valencia and 826 Michigan writing labs compile fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and comics, as well as category-defying gems that have become one of the hallmarks of this lively collection.
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006

Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780618570515

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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From Dave Eggers: For this year’s edition of The Best American Nonrequired Reading, we wanted to expand the scope of the book to include shorter pieces, and fragments of stories, and transcripts, screenplays, television scripts -- lots of things that we hadn’t included before. Our publisher readily agreed, and so you’ll see that this year’s edition is far more eclectic in form than previous editions. Along the way to making the book, we also came across a variety of things that didn’t fit neatly anywhere, but which we felt should be included, so we conceived the front section, which is a loose Best American roundup of notable words and sentences from 2005. It is, like this book in general, obviously and completely incomplete, but might be interesting nevertheless.
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Nirvana

Stories

Author: Adam Johnson

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518742450

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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Das neue Buch des Pulitzer-Preisträgers Nach dem Hurrikan Katrina zieht ein Mann mit seinem Sohn durch das verwüstete Louisiana, um dessen Mutter zu finden. Jahre nach dem Fall der Mauer muss ein ehemaliger Aufseher sich im Stasi-Gefängnis Hohenschönhausen seiner Vergangenheit stellen. In Palo Alto findet eine schwerkranke Frau Trost im Gespräch mit einem Hologramm ihres verstorbenen Idols, Kurt Cobain – seine Worte »Mir bedeuten Dinge immer erst dann etwas, wenn sie nicht mehr da sind« fangen das Gefühl dieses Erzählungsbandes ein. Denn so unterschiedlich die Geschichten dieser Menschen auch sein mögen, steht doch über allen die Frage nach Erlösung – vom Chaos der Gegenwart, vom Schmerz, von den Geistern der Vergangenheit. Nach seinem Roman Das geraubte Leben des Waisen Jun Do, für den Adam Johnson mit dem Pulitzer-Preis ausgezeichnet wurde, begeistert er nun mit kraftvollen Geschichten – sie sind ebenso überraschend wie bewegend. »Der weiß, wie man eine gute Geschichte erzählt.« Zadie Smith
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015

Author: Adam Johnson,826 National

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544569636

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 432

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Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning "The Orphan Master s Son, " works with group of high school students out of 826 San Francisco to select the year s best newfiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and category-defying gems aimed at readers 15 and up. "
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009

Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780547241609

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 413

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Presents literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, television writing, and alternative comics.
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading, 2004

Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 407

View: 1897

Presents the finest literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including both fiction and nonfiction dealing with a broad spectrum of subjects from magazines from the "New Yorker" and "Rolling Stone" to the "Onion."
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008

Author: Dave Eggers,Judy Blume

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780618902835

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 379

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Presents literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, television writing, and alternative comics.
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010

Author: Dave Eggers,David Sedaris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780547241630

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 484

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A volume edited by the editor of McSweeney's and the author of What Is the What and Zeitoun, offers a collection of fiction, nonfiction, alternative comics, screenplays, blog entries and more, with an introduction by the author of When You Are Engulfed in Flames. Original. 75,000 first printing.
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