Jaime's Reviews > The Best American Essays 2018
The Best American Essays 2018
Jul 29, 2018
I am generally a big fan of the Best American series. The past few years of the Essay books have been iffy, and this....was good, but I would have liked to have seen more women, and more...I can’t put my finger on it, but when I think of the years that I really loved, the topics were more personal, more accessible. More essays taken from indie lit journals or unexpected places, rather than the New Yorker or NYRB or Lapham’s or NYT magazine or the usual lit mags. I know each editor brings their own preferences and flavor to the collections, so maybe that’s it. This collection, while there were several essays that I really loved, often felt suffocating and stilted to me in some ways. It’s worth a read, and many people might love this year’s collection. For me, it missed the mark a little bit.
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July 28, 2018 – Started Reading
July 28, 2018 – Shelved
July 29, 2018 – Finished Reading