Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Interviews | October 28, 2014

    Jill Owens: IMG Miriam Toews: The Powells.com Interview



    Some people are compelled by a restlessness from within; others are shaped by the unwieldy forces around them. In Miriam Toews's poignant new novel... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$10.00
List price: $18.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
15 Partner Warehouse General- General

Pushcart Prize XXXIV: Best of the Small Presses (10 Edition)

by

Pushcart Prize XXXIV: Best of the Small Presses (10 Edition) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

Reviewing the 2008 edition of The Pushcart Prize, Publishers Weekly called it "a must-have for contemporary literature lovers" (starred review). The Chicago Tribune has raved, "When it comes to contemporary American literature, the small press is where the action is . . . of all anthologies, Pushcart's is the most rewarding to read straight through."

In The Pushcart Prize XXXIV more than sixty selections of short stories, essays, and poetry have been picked from thousands of nominations by Pushcart Press staff, contributing editors, and hundreds of small presses. This year Rosanna Warren and Wesley McNair serve as poetry editors. The result is an introduction to a literary world that few readers have access to, where much of today's important new writing is published, far from the commercial influence of the conglomerates.

The Pushcart Prize has been chosen for the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement recognition by the National Book Critics Circle and for numerous other awards.

Review:

"This year's Pushcart anthology offers consistently good prose and poetry that covers a broad range of styles and topics. On the historical front, 'Tied to History' by Greil Marcus and 'A Poetics of Hiroshima' by William Heyen are among several pieces that reinvigorate well-plowed terrain from WWII, while 'Return to Hayneville' by Gregory Orr offers a shocking true tale of police rounding up, imprisoning and battering peaceful protestors in the segregated South. Contemporary standout pieces from J.C. Hallman ('Ethan: A Love Story') and Charles McLeod ('Edge Boys') mine the rich veins of, respectively, video games and suburban teenage prostitution. But not all of the pieces work: two of the unsuccessful stories in this volume — Mary Gaitskill's 'The Arms and Legs of the Lake' and Brock Clarke's 'Our Pointy Boots' — are failed efforts to interrogate the realities of troops returning from the second Iraq War. The anthology is at its most innovative with its poetry, which surpasses the prose in experiments with language and form." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The most honored literary series in America marks its 34th year of continuous publication.

Synopsis:

"The Chicago Tribune" has raved, When it comes to contemporary American literature, the small press is where the action is. This anthology gathers more than 60 selections of short stories, essays, and poetry.

About the Author

Bill Henderson is the founder and editor of the Pushcart Prize. He received the 2006 National Book Critic Circle’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Poets & Writers / Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award. He is also the author of several memoirs, including All My Dogs: A Life. The founder of the Lead Pencil Club, Henderson lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781888889543
Author:
Henderson, Bill
Publisher:
Pushcart Press
With:
The Pushcart Prize
Author:
The Pushcart Prize Editors
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American literature - 21st century
Subject:
Small presses -- United States.
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
2010 Edition
Series:
Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
600
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 1.5 in 1.125 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Pushcart Prize XXIV 2000 Edition Used Trade Paper $4.95
  2. Pushcart Prize, XIV: Best of the... Used Trade Paper $1.95
  3. The Pushcart Prize XXII: Best of the... New Trade Paper $14.50
  4. Nourishing Traditions
    New Trade Paper $27.00
  5. Collected Stories of Katherine Anne... Used Trade Paper $2.95
  6. Computers Ltd: What They Really Can't Do Used Hardcover $7.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Annuals
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » General
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Prize Winning Literature

Pushcart Prize XXXIV: Best of the Small Presses (10 Edition) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.00 In Stock
Product details 600 pages Pushcart Press - English 9781888889543 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This year's Pushcart anthology offers consistently good prose and poetry that covers a broad range of styles and topics. On the historical front, 'Tied to History' by Greil Marcus and 'A Poetics of Hiroshima' by William Heyen are among several pieces that reinvigorate well-plowed terrain from WWII, while 'Return to Hayneville' by Gregory Orr offers a shocking true tale of police rounding up, imprisoning and battering peaceful protestors in the segregated South. Contemporary standout pieces from J.C. Hallman ('Ethan: A Love Story') and Charles McLeod ('Edge Boys') mine the rich veins of, respectively, video games and suburban teenage prostitution. But not all of the pieces work: two of the unsuccessful stories in this volume — Mary Gaitskill's 'The Arms and Legs of the Lake' and Brock Clarke's 'Our Pointy Boots' — are failed efforts to interrogate the realities of troops returning from the second Iraq War. The anthology is at its most innovative with its poetry, which surpasses the prose in experiments with language and form." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The most honored literary series in America marks its 34th year of continuous publication.
"Synopsis" by , "The Chicago Tribune" has raved, When it comes to contemporary American literature, the small press is where the action is. This anthology gathers more than 60 selections of short stories, essays, and poetry.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.