Magill's Literary Annual 2005 2005

Magill's Literary Annual 2005 2005

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Since 1954, Magill's Literary Annual has evaluated critically 200 major examples of serious literature - whether fiction, poetry, or nonfiction - published during the previous calendar year. Out focus is to cover works that are likely to be of interest to general readers, that reflect publishing trends, that add to the eareers of authors being taught and researched in literature programs, and that will stand the test of time. By filtering the thousands of books published every year down to 200 notable titles, the editors have provided the busy librarian with an excellent reader's advisory tool and patrons with fodder for book discussion groups and a guide for choosing worthwhile reading material. The reviews in the Magill's Literary Annual, 2005, are arranged alphabetically by book title. Each 2,000-word (5-page) article begins with a block of ready-reference information: Full book title, including any subtitle; Author's name, with birth and death years; First published information; Publisher, number of pages, original retail price; Type of work (genre); Time period represented, when pertinent; Locale represented, when pertinent; Capsule description of the work; Principal characters or Principal personages; The text of each original 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. To assist the reader further, essays are supplemented by a list of additional Review Sources for further study in a bibliographic format. Every essay includes a sidebar offering a brief biography of the author. Thumbnail photographs of the book covers and the authors are included as more

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  • Hardback | 1064 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 38.1mm | 907.18g
  • Salem Press Inc
  • Hackensack NJ, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • Ill.
  • 158765217X
  • 9781587652172

Table of contents

A Absolute Friends -John le Carre The Accidental Connoisseur: An Irreverent Journey Through the Wine World -Lawrence Osborne Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror -Richard A. Clarke The Age of Shakespeare -Frank Kermode Allies: The U.S., Britain, Europe, and the War in Iraq -William Shawcross Aloft -Chang-rae Lee The Amateur Marriage -Anne Tyler American Desert -Percival Everett American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defied the Puritans -Eve LaPlante American Judaism: A History -Jonathan D. Sarna The Anatomy of Fascism -Robert O. Paxton. B The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus -Owen Gingerich The Bronte Myth -Lucasta Miller Buffalo Yoga -Charles Wright. C Caramba! A Tale Told in Turns of the Card -Nina Marie Martinez Centennial Crisis: The Disputed Election of 1876 -William H. Rehnquist A Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854-1967 -Rachel Cohen Civil Wars: A Battle for Gay Marriage -David Moats Cocktails -D. A. Powell The Confessions of Max Tivoli -Andrew Sean Greer The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications -Paul Starr. D The Death of a Poet: The Last Days of Marina Tsvetaeva -Irma Kudrova Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde -Roger Scruton The Devil's Highway: A True Story -Luis Alberto Urrea The Devil's Playground: A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square -James Traub The Dew Breaker -Edwidge Danticat. E Eventide -Kent Haruf. F The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality -Brian Greene Flesh in the Age of Reason: The Modern Foundations of Body and Soul -Roy Porter For Us, the Living: A Comedy of Customs -Robert A. Heinlein Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism -Susan Jacoby From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East -Bernard Lewis The Full Cupboard of Life -Alexander McCall Smith. G Godard: A Portrait of the Artist at Seventy -Colin MacCabe The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the 1918 Pandemic -John M. Barry Greed -Phyllis Tickle. H Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom -Catherine Clinton Heaven Lake -John Dalton Hiding from Humanity: Shame, Disgust, and the Law -Martha C. Nussbaum. I Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories -Joan Silber The Irresponsible Self: On Laughter and the Novel -James Wood The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America -Russell Shorto. J John Fowles: A Life in Two Worlds -Eileen Warburton John Gardner: The Life and Death of a Literary Outlaw -Barry Silesky. L The Lady and the Unicorn -Tracy Chevalier The Last Crossing -Guy Vanderhaeghe Lightduress -Paul Celan Links -Nuruddin Farah Little Children -Tom Perrotta. M The Man in My Basement -Walter Mosley Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History -David Christian Martin Luther -Martin Marty The Maze -Panos Karnezis The Mountain Poems of Meng Hao-jan Mr. Paradise -Elmore Leonard. N Natalie Wood: A Life -Gavin Lambert Natasha, and Other Stories -David Bezmozgis New and Selected Poems -Michael Ryan A New World Order -Anne-Marie Slaughter Nothing Lost -John Gregory Dunne. O Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies -Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit One Day the Ice Will Reveal All Its Dead -Clare Dudman Opening Mexico: The Making of a Democracy -Julia Preston and Samuel Dillon Our Kind: A Novel in Stories -Kate Walbert. P The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less -Barry Schwartz Plan of Attack -Bob Woodward The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies That Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity -Joseph Wilson Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement -Christine Rosen. Q Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart -John Guy A Question of Blood -Ian Rankin. R Ramblin' Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie -Ed Cray Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants -Robert Sullivan Re-enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West -Jeffrey Paine The Rest of Love: Poems -Carl Phillips The Return of the Dancing Master -Henning Mankell The Romans: From Village to Empire -Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola, and Richard J. A. Talbert The Rules of Engagement -Anita Brookner. S Sartre and Camus: The Story of a Friendship and the Quarrel That Ended It -Ronald Aronson Search Party: Collected Poems -William Matthews Somerset Maugham: A Life -Jeffrey Meyers Sonata for Jukebox: Pop Music, Memory, and the Imagined Life -Geoffrey O'Brien Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain--and How It Changed the World -Carl Zimmer St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography -Philip Freeman Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar -Simon Sebag Montefiore The State of Israel vs. Adolf Eichmann -Hanna Yablonka Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century -Graham Robb Sweet Land Stories -E. L. Doctorow. T The Travels and Adventures of Serendipity -Robert K. Merton and Elinor Barber. U Understanding Me: Lectures and Interviews -Marshall McLuhan. V Vanishing Point -David Markson The Vienna Paradox: A Memoir -Marjorie Perloff. W W. B. Yeats: A Life. Volume II: The Arch-Poet, 1915-1939 -R. F. Foster Washington's Crossing -David Hackett Fischer Waterborne -Bruce Murkoff Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity -Samuel P. Huntington Why I Wake Early -Mary Oliver With -Donald Harington Without Blood -Alessandro Baricco Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould -Kevin Bazzana The Working Poor: Invisible in America -David K. Shipler. X. Y A Year at the Races: Reflections on Horses, Humans, Love, Money, and Luck -Jane Smiley The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter That Transformed the Middle East -Abraham Rabinovich. (Part Contents).show more