Book Title : Best American Magazine Writing 2013

best american magazine writing 2013

Release Date : 2013-12-10
ISBN Code : 9780231537063
Book Author : The American Society of Magazine Editors
Book Publisher : Columbia University Press
Total Pages : 544

Book Summary :

A perennial hit, our Best American Magazine Writing chooses from the nominees and winners of the coveted National Magazine Awards. Selections belong to the categories of public interest reporting, features, criticism, commentary, and fiction. This year's selections include Iraqi War veteran Brian Mockenhaupt ( Byliner) on modern combat in Afghanistan and its ability to both forge and challenge friendships; Mac McClelland's ( GQ) on his nightmarish stint picking and packing at an online shipping warehouse; Daniel Alarcón ( Harper's Magazine) on the strange social and political dynamics of Peru's most infamous prison; Melissadel Bosque March ( Texas Observer) on the secret dealings of Mexico's deadliest smuggling corridor; Ta-Nehisi Coates ( The Atlantic) on the complex racial terrain traversed by African American politicans; and Frank Rich ( New York) on the late Nora Ephron and her invaluable contribution to American culture.

Book Title : Charles Brockden Brown and the Literary Magazine

charles brockden brown and the literary magazine

Release Date : 2004-03-30
ISBN Code : 0786417846
Book Author : Michael Cody
Book Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 213

Book Summary :

From 1803 to 1807, Charles Brockden Brown served as editor and chief contributor to the Literary Magazine, and American Register, a popular Philadelphia miscellany. His position allowed him to observe and comment upon life in the United States and transatlantic world during the nineteenth century's first decade. This book considers how Brown's Literary Magazine contributed to the development of cultural cohesiveness and political stability in the young United States. It explores the intellectual and cultural setting in which this Philadelphia miscellany was published, the political writing that appears in what Brown claimed was a politically neutral venue, and the social and cultural criticism that attempts to guide the development of the American character. During his twenty years as an author, he participated in disseminating texts of cultural and literary worth. Brown's essays and reviews assisted in the establishment of reading habits in America and influenced the public reception of the early American press.