The Literary Almanac: The Best of the Printed Word 1900 to The Present

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Subtitle: The Best of the Printed Word 1900 to The Present
Author: Various
Publisher: MJF Books (1999)
ISBN-10: 1567313280
ISBN-13: 9781567313284
Condition: Very Good. The dust jacket has minor edge wear as well as slight wrinkling due to water damage and shelfwear. Minor bumps to the head and tail of the spine. Boards are in excellent condition. Minor stain to the top end of the textblock, internally clean and well bound copy
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 24.2 x 16.2 x 2.3 cm

Weight: 0.6 kg

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The Literary Almanac covers the years 1900 only to 1996 so we can only hope that a revised edition is in the works. There is a wealth of information included: for each year the awards have been given, the Nobel Prize-- I was surprised to learn that the prize has not been given every year-- the Pulitzer, the Pen/Faulkner Award, the National Book Awards, the National Book Critics Circle Awards, the Booker Prize, the Newbery Medal, the Caldecott Medal, as well as the New York Times top two best sellers in both fiction and nonfiction and paperback, both trade and mass market. (A NYT best seller is defined as one in which the hardcover sales reach 100,000 and its paperback sales top 1,000,000.) There are births, deaths, a list of American poet laureates, banned books, nom de plumes and Anthony Burgess's 99 best books published since 1939. (I have read only 17 of them so I'm not sure what that makes me.) Ad


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