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Tin House: Spring 2011: The Mysterious (Tin House #47)

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Tin House is a beautifully designed periodical that features the best writers of our time alongside a new generation of talent who are poised to become the most important voices of the future. The theme of this latest issue is "The Mysterious" and includes stories, poems, and essays about the unknown and the unknowable, from quantum physics to what lies in the depths of th ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Tin House Magazine
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Shawn Towner
May 15, 2011 Shawn Towner rated it liked it
Generally when I read quarterlies or journals, I prefer the fiction to the non-fiction. For this issue of Tin House, it was the exact opposite. The poetry is largely forgettable, the fiction, with the exception of a wonderfully odd story about a missing baby, is nothing special, but the essays are super interesting. UFOs, murder mysteries, and noir are all given insightful treatment. I'd actually like to give this issue 3.5 stars, but apparently that's not an option.
James
Mar 25, 2011 James rated it really liked it
Rad theme and some good stuff. Spooky fiction, a surreal UFO piece, an essay attempting to define/re-define noir, and an exploration of some horrifying and unexplainable murders in Johannesburg. I was underwhelmed with this issues poetry and the word art on the front and back covers is weird and amateurish for a publication of this caliber.
Robin
Jun 11, 2011 Robin rated it really liked it
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The fiction in this one was kind of meh for me, but the non-fiction was fascinating and I loved reading it. The suitcase muder, UFOs, film noir... it was all really interesting and captivating, and I was disappointed when I got to the end of each piece simply because I wanted to keep reading.
Mike Zinn
Mar 30, 2011 Mike Zinn rated it really liked it
Another great issue of Tin House. The cover picture isn't correct, but ah well. Great interview with Peter Straub. Lots of wonderful fiction and some fine poetry too. This is certainly my favorite of the literary quarterlies.
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Win McCormack is an American publisher and editor from Oregon.

He is editor-in-chief of Tin House magazine and Tin House Books, the former publisher of Oregon Magazine, and founder and treasurer of MediAmerica, Inc. He serves on the board of directors of the journal New Perspectives Quarterly. His political and social writings have appeared in Oregon Humanities, Tin House, The Nation, The Oregonian
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