Best American Fiction Anthologies Books

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1. Some Remarks: Essays and Other Writing

Author: by Neal Stephenson
B0078XFRM8
August 7, 2012
English

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson is, quite simply, one of the best and most respected writers alive. He’s taken sf to places it’s never been (Snow Crash, Anathem). He’s reinvented the historical novel (The Baroque Cycle), the international thriller (Reamde), and both at the same time (Cryptonomicon).

Now he treats his legion of fans to Some Remarks, an enthralling collection of essaysStephenson’s first nonfiction work since his long essay on technology, In the BeginningWas the Command Line, more than a decade agoas well as new and previously published short writings both fiction and non.

Some Remarks is a magnificent showcase of a brilliantly inventive mind and talent, as he discourses on everything from Sir Isaac Newton to Star Wars.


2. Moby Dick

Author: by Herman Melville
English
378 pages
1503280780

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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by Herman Melville, in which Ishmael narrates the monomaniacal quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on the albino sperm whale Moby Dick, which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab’s ship and severed his leg at the knee.

Although the novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author’s death in 1891, its reputation grew immensely during the twentieth century.D.H. Lawrence called it “one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world,” and “the greatest book of the sea ever written.” Moby-Dick is considered a Great American Novel and an outstanding work of the Romantic period in America and the American Renaissance.

“Call me Ishmael” is one of world literature’s most famous opening sentences. The product of a year and a half of writing, the book is dedicated to Nathaniel Hawthorne, “in token of my admiration for his genius,” and draws on Melville’s experience at sea, on his reading in whaling literature, and on literary inspirations such as Shakespeare and the Bible.


3. Upstream: Selected Essays

Author: by Mary Oliver
Penguin Books
English
192 pages

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One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year The New York Times bestselling collection of essays from beloved poet, Mary Oliver. There’s hardly a page in my copy of Upstream that isn’t folded down or underlined and scribbled on, so charged is Oliver’s language …

Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh AirUniting essays from Oliver’s previous books and elsewhere, this gem of a collection offers a compelling synthesis of the poet’s thoughts on the natural, spiritual and artistic worlds … The New York Times In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed.

I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it, before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be. So begins Upstream, a collection of essays in which revered poet Mary Oliver reflects on her willingness, as a young child and as an adult, to lose herself within the beauty and mysteries of both the natural world and the world of literature.

Emphasizing the significance of her childhood friend Walt Whitman, through whose work she first understood that a poem is a temple, a place to enter, and in which to feel, and who encouraged her to vanish into the world of her writing, Oliver meditates on the forces that allowed her to create a life for herself out of work and love.


4. The Norton Anthology of American Literature

Author: by Robert S. Levine
English
1808 pages
039326453X

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A responsive, refreshed, and media-rich revision of the market-leading anthology The most trusted anthology for complete works, balanced selections, and helpful editorial apparatus, The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter Ninth Edition, features a cover-to-cover revision. General Editor Robert Levine and the four period editorsthree of whom are new to the teamhave reenergized the anthology.

Fresh scholarship, NEW authors and topical clusters, a NEW ebook, and an enriched instructor site make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool for instructors and an unmatched value for students.


5. Kurt Vonnegut: The Complete Novels: A Library of America Boxed Set

Author: by Kurt Vonnegut
Library of America
English
3317 pages

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The ultimate Vonnegut: all 14 novels plus a selection of the best of his stories in a definitive collector’s boxed set. The novels of Kurt Vonnegut defined a generation a remain among the most enduringly popular and influential works of the last century.

Now, for the first time, they are available in a single collector’s edition, featuring authoritative annotated texts. This boxed set includes four Library of America volumes: Novels & Stories 1950-1962 Player Piano / The Sirens of Titan / Mother Night Novels & Stories 1963-1973 Cat’s Cradle / God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater / Slaughterhouse-Five / Breakfast of Champions Novels 1976-1985 Slapstick / Jailbird / Deadeye Dick / Galapagos Novels 1987-1997 Bluebeard / Hocus Pocus / TimequakeLIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing.

The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.


6. The Complete Tales of H.P. Lovecraft (Timeless Classics, 3)

Author: by H. P. Lovecraft
English
1112 pages
1631066463

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A must-have classic that every Lovecraft fan and collector will love. From the sumptuously designed Timeless Classics series, The Complete Tales of H.P. Lovecraft collects the author’s novel, four novellas, and fifty-three short stories. Written between the years 1917 and 1935, this collection features Lovecraft’s trademark fantastical creatures and supernatural thrills, as well as many horrific and cautionary science-fiction themes that have influenced some of today’s writers and filmmakers, including Stephen King, Alan Moore, F.

Paul Wilson, Guillermo del Toro, and Neil Gaiman. Included in this volume are The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, “The Call of Cthulhu,” “The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath,” “At the Mountains of Madness,” “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” “The Colour Out of Space,” “The Dunwich Horror,” and many more hair-raising tales.

The Timeless Classics series from Rock Point brings together the works of classic authors from around the world. Complete and unabridged, these elegantly designed gift editions feature luxe, patterned endpapers, ribbon markers, and foil and deboss details on vibrantly colored cases.


7. Bluets

Author: by Maggie Nelson
Wave Books
English
112 pages

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Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color … A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue. With Bluets, Maggie Nelson has entered the pantheon of brilliant lyric essayists.

Maggie Nelson is the author of numerous books of poetry and nonfiction, including Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007) and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (University of Iowa Press, 2007). She lives in Los Angeles and teaches at the California Institute of the Arts.


8. The U.S. Constitution and Other Writings (Leather-bound Classics)

Author: by Editors of Thunder Bay Press
Canterbury Classics
English
544 pages

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We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union …The U. S ConstitutionThe U.S. Constitution and Other Writings is part of the Leather-bound Classics series and is a collection of the crucial documents, speeches, and other writings that shaped the United States.

In addition to the Constitution, readers can review the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Federalist Papers, important presidential speeches, and many others. Both famous and lesser-known, but equally important, Americans are represented, including Benjamin Franklin, Victoria Woodhull, Frederick Douglass, Susan B.

Anthony, and even the creators of the rules of baseball. The founders’ inspirational and revolutionary ideals are all here, and this is a perfect volume for anyone who finds the history of America to be a fascinating and enlightening journey.


9. This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women (This I Believe, 1)

Author: by Jay Allison
Holt Paperbacks
English
320 pages

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“A welcome change from the sloganeering, political mudslinging and products of spin doctors.”The Philadelphia InquirerBased on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty Americansfrom the famous to the unknowncompleting the thought that the book’s title begins.

Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs but also the extent to which they share them with others. Featuring many renowned contributorsincluding Isabel Allende, Colin Powell, Gloria Steinem, William F.

Buckley Jr., Penn Jillette, Bill Gates, and John Updikethe collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer; a part-time hospital clerk in Rehoboth, Massachusetts; a woman who sells yellow pages advertising in Fort Worth, Texas; and a man who serves on Rhode Island’s parole board.

The result is a stirring and provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of people whose beliefsand the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express themreveal the American spirit at its best.

10. The Norton Anthology of American Literature

Author: by Robert S. Levine
English
1376 pages
0393264521

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A responsive, refreshed, and media rich revision of the market leading anthology The most trusted anthology for complete works, balanced selections, and helpful editorial apparatus, The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter Ninth Edition, features a cover to cover revision.

General Editor Robert Levine and the four period editorsthree of whom are new to the teamhave reenergized the anthology. Fresh scholarship, NEW authors and topical clusters, a NEW ebook, and an enriched instructor site make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool for instructors and an unmatched value for students.

11. Uncle John's Greatest Know on Earth Bathroom Reader: Curiosities, Rarities & Amazing Oddities (33) (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Annual)

Author: by Bathroom Readers' Institute
English
416 pages
164517414X

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Uncle John is back with another spectacular showand it’s right here in front of you! Uncle John’s Greatest Know on Earth Bathroom Reader is bursting with the latest oohs and aahs from the worlds of pop culture, history, sports, and politics.

Dazzling facts, jaw-dropping blunders, and astounding lists of trivia will make your visits to the throne room more entertaining than ever. Articles range in length from a single page to extended page-turners, so there’s always something to suit your needs.

With Uncle John as the ringmaster for the 33rd straight edition, this Bathroom Reader is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

12. The Norton Anthology of American Literature

Author: by Robert S. Levine
English
0393264556
978-0393264555

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A responsive, refreshed, and media-rich revision of the market-leading anthology of American literature. The most-trusted anthology for complete works, balanced selections, and helpful editorial apparatus, The Norton Anthology of American Literature features a cover-to-cover revision. The Ninth Edition introduces new General Editor Robert Levine and three new-generation editors who have reenergized the volume across the centuries.

Fresh scholarship, new authorswith an emphasis on contemporary writersnew topical clusters, and a new ebook make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool and an unmatched value for students.

13. The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text

Author: by William Faulkner
Vintage
English
326 pages

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A collection of the year’s best essays selected by Andr Aciman, author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name. An essay is the child of uncertainty, Andre Aciman contends in his introduction to The Best American Essays 2020. The struggle to write what one hopes is entirely true, and the long incubation every piece of writing requires of a writer who is thinking difficult thoughts, are what ultimately give the writing its depth, its magnitude, its grace.

The essays Aciman selected center on people facing moments of deep uncertainty, searching for a greater truth. From a Black father’s confrontation of his son’s illness, to a divorcee’s transcendent experience with strangers, to a bartender grieving the tragic loss of a friend, these stories are a master class not just in essay writing but in empathy, artfully imbuing moments of hardship with understanding and that elusive grace.

The Best American 2020 Essays includes RABIH ALAMEDDINE BARBARA EHRENREICH LESLIE JAMISON JAMAICA KINCAID ALEX MARZANO-LESNEVICH A.O. SCOTT JERALD WALKER STEPHANIE POWELL WATTS and others

15. Say Goodbye for Now

Author: by Catherine Ryan Hyde
B01DNJMO76
December 13, 2016
English

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From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes a feel-good story of four outcasts who learn that some bonds are stronger than blood. On an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past.

Not that any of the townsfolk care. In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrived African American father and son. When Pete Solomon, a neglected twelve-year-old boy, and Justin bring a wounded wolf-dog hybrid to Dr. Lucy, the outcasts soon find refuge in one another.

Lucy never thought she’d make connections again, never mind fall in love. Pete never imagined he’d find friends as loyal as Justin and the dog. But these four people aren’t allowed to be friends, much less a family, when the whole town turns violently against them.

With heavy hearts, Dr. Lucy and Pete say goodbye to Calvin and Justin. But through the years they keep hope alivewaiting for the world to catch up with them.

16. The Norton Anthology of American Literature

Author: by Robert S. Levine
English
0393264548
978-0393264548

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A responsive, refreshed, and media-rich revision of the market-leading anthology of American literature. The most-trusted anthology for complete works, balanced selections, and helpful editorial apparatus, The Norton Anthology of American Literature features a cover-to-cover revision. The Ninth Edition introduces new General Editor Robert Levine and three new-generation editors who have reenergized the volume across the centuries.

Fresh scholarship, new authorswith an emphasis on contemporary writersnew topical clusters, and a new ebook make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool and an unmatched value for students.