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The Best American Essays of the Century

The Best American Essays of the Century Book
Author : Joyce Carol Oates,Robert Atwan
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An anthology of fifty-five essays on a variety of topics features contributions by F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Baldwin, Stephen Jay Gould, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, and other notable twentieth-century literary masters.

The Best American Essays 2018

The Best American Essays 2018 Book
Author : Hilton Als,Robert Atwan
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2018-10-02
ISBN : 0544817435
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Pulitzer–Prize winning and Guggenheim-honored Hilton Als curates the best essays from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites, bringing “the fierce style of street reading and the formal tradition of critical inquiry, reads culture, race, and gender” (New York Times) to the task. “The essay, like love, like life, is indefinable, but you know an essay when you see it, and you know a great one when you feel it, because it is concentrated life,” writes Hilton Als in his introduction. Expertly guided by Als’s instinct and intellect, The Best American Essays 2018 showcases great essays as well as irresistibly eclectic ones. Go undercover in North Korea, delve into the question of race in the novels of William Faulkner, hang out in the 1970s New York music scene, and take a family road trip cum art pilgrimage. These experiences and more immersive slices of concentrated life await.

The Best American Essays 2019

The Best American Essays 2019 Book
Author : Rebecca Solnit,Robert Atwan
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2019-10-01
ISBN : 1328467112
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A collection of the year’s best essays selected by Robert Atwan and guest editor Rebecca Solnit. “Essays are restless literature, trying to find out how things fit together, how we can think about two things at once, how the personal and the public can inform each other, how two overtly dissimilar things share a secret kinship,” contends Rebecca Solnit in her introduction. From lost languages and extinct species to life-affirming cosmologies and literary myths that offer cold comfort, the personal and the public collide in The Best American Essays 2019. This searching, necessary collection grapples with what has preoccupied us in the past year—sexual politics, race, violence, invasive technologies—and yet, in reading for the book, Solnit also found “how discovery can be a deep pleasure.” The Best American Essays 2019 includes Michelle Alexander, Jabari Asim, Alexander Chee, Masha Gessen, Jean Guerrero, Elizabeth Kolbert, Terese Marie Mailhot, Jia Tolentino, and others.

The Best American Essays 2020

The Best American Essays 2020 Book
Author : André Aciman,Robert Atwan
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2020-11-03
ISBN : 0358358582
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A collection of the year’s best essays selected by André Aciman, author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name. “An essay is the child of uncertainty,” André Aciman contends in his introduction to The Best American Essays 2020. “The struggle to write what one hopes is entirely true, and the long incubation every piece of writing requires of a writer who is thinking difficult thoughts, are what ultimately give the writing its depth, its magnitude, its grace.” The essays Aciman selected center on people facing moments of deep uncertainty, searching for a greater truth. From a Black father’s confrontation of his son’s illness, to a divorcée’s transcendent experience with strangers, to a bartender grieving the tragic loss of a friend, these stories are a master class not just in essay writing but in empathy, artfully imbuing moments of hardship with understanding and that elusive grace. The Best American 2020 Essays includes RABIH ALAMEDDINE • BARBARA EHRENREICH • LESLIE JAMISON JAMAICA KINCAID • ALEX MARZANO-LESNEVICH • A. O. SCOTT • JERALD WALKER • STEPHANIE POWELL WATTS and others

The Best American Essays 2017

The Best American Essays 2017 Book
Author : Leslie Jamison,Robert Atwan
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2017-10-03
ISBN : 0544817338
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Jamison has done an exceptional job curating this volume, selecting essayists who are diverse in ideas and experiences, and essays that are challenging, passionate, sobering, and clever." --Publishers Weekly "The essay is political--and politically useful, by which I mean humanizing and provocative--because of its commitment to nuance, its explorations of contingency, its spirit of unrest, its glee at overturned assumptions; because of the double helix of awe and distrust--faith and doubt--that structures its DNA," writes guest editor Leslie Jamison in her introduction. From the Iraqi desert to an East Jerusalem refugee camp, from the beginnings of the universeto the aftermath of a suicide attempt, the genetic makeup of the eclectic and electric selections inThe Best American Essays 2017 "thrill toward complexity." The Best American Essays 2017 includes RACHEL KAADZI GHANSAH, LAWRENCE JACKSON, RACHEL KUSHNER, ALAN LIGHTMAN, BERNARD FARAI MATAMBO, WESLEY MORRIS, HEATHER SELLERS, ANDREA STUART and others

The Best American Essays 2014

The Best American Essays 2014 Book
Author : John Jeremiah Sullivan,Robert Atwan
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2014-10-07
ISBN : 0544309901
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Offers a selection of literary essays from the year 2014 which were originally published in American periodicals.

The Best American Essays 2012

The Best American Essays 2012 Book
Author : David Brooks,Robert Atwan
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2012-10-02
ISBN : 0547840543
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nonfiction from Malcolm Gladwell, Francine Prose, Jonathan Franzen, and more: “There is not a dud in the bunch. [An] exhilarating collection.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Whether a personal reflection on a wife’s decline from Alzheimer’s, a critique of the overdiagnosis of mood disorders, a lighthearted look at menopause, a friend’s commentary on David Foster Wallace’s heartbreaking suicide, or a memoir of teaching underprivileged children, this collection highlights the best essays of the year with contributions from: Benjamin Anastas • Marcia Angell • Miah Arnold • Geoffrey Bent • Robert Boyers • Dudley Clendinen • Paul Collins • Mark Doty • Mark Edmundson • Joseph Epstein • Jonathan Franzen • Malcolm Gladwell • Peter Hessler • Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough • Garret Keizer • David J. Lawless • Alan Lightman • Sandra Tsing Loh • Ken Murray • Francine Prose • Richard Sennett • Lauren Slater • Jose Antonio Vargas • Wesley Yang “A trove of fine writing on big issues.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Best American Essays 2013

The Best American Essays 2013 Book
Author : Cheryl Strayed,Robert Atwan
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2013-10-08
ISBN : 0544105745
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Curated by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wild, this volume shares intimate perspectives from some of today’s most acclaimed writers. As Cheryl Strayed explains in her introduction, “the invisible, unwritten last line of every essay should be and nothing was ever the same again.” The reader, in other words, should feel the ground shift, if even only a bit. In this edition of the acclaimed anthology series, Strayed has gathered twenty-six essays that each capture an inexorable, tectonic shift in life. Personal and deeply perceptive, this collection examines a broad range of life experiences—from a man’s relationship with Mormonism to a woman’s search for a serial killer; from listening to the music of Joni Mitchell to surviving five months at sea; from triaging injured soldiers to giving birth to a daughter; and much more. The Best American Essays 2013 includes entries by Alice Munro, Zadie Smith, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Dagoberto Gilb, Vicki Weiqi Yang, J.D. Daniels, Michelle Mirsky, and others.

The Best American Essays 2016

The Best American Essays 2016 Book
Author : Jonathan Franzen
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2016-10-04
ISBN : 0544812174
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The National Book Award–winning author compiles a “thought-provoking volume” of essays by Joyce Carol Oates, Oliver Sacks, Jaquira Diaz and others (Publishers Weekly). As Jonathan Franzen writes in his introduction, his main criterion for selecting The Best American Essays 2016 “was whether an author had taken a risk.” The resulting volume showcases authorial risk in a variety of forms, from championing an unpopular opinion to the possibility of ruining a professional career, or irrevocably alienating one’s family. What’s gained are essential insights into aspects of the human condition that would otherwise remain concealed—from questions of queer identity, to the experience of a sibling’s autism and relationships between students and college professors. The Best American Essays 2016 includes entries by Alexander Chee, Paul Crenshaw, Jaquira Diaz, Laura Kipnis, Amitava Kaumar, Sebastian Junger, Joyce Carol Oates, Oliver Sacks, George Steiner, Thomas Chatterton Williams, and others.

The Best American Essays 2015

The Best American Essays 2015 Book
Author : Ariel Levy
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2015-10-06
ISBN : 0544579216
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“22 contributors explore a wide range of experiences” in this “illuminating, invaluable” anthology edited by the author of Female Chauvinist Pigs (Publishers Weekly). Writing an essay is like catching a wave, posits guest editor Ariel Levy. To catch a wave, you need skill and nerve, not just moving water. The writers featured in this volume are certainly full of nerve, and have crafted a wide range of pieces awash in a diversity of moods, voices, and stances. Leaving an abusive marriage, parting with a younger self, losing your sanity to Fitbit, and even saying goodbye to a beloved pair of pants are just some of the experience probed by essays that are unified in the daring of their creation. As Levy notes, Writing around an idea you think is worthwhile—an idea you suspect is an insight—requires real audacity.” The Best American Essays 2015 includes entries by Hilton Als, Roger Angell, Justin Cronin, Meghan Daum, Anthony Doerr, Margo Jefferson, David Sedaris, Zadie Smith, Rebecca Solnit and others.

The Best American Essays

The Best American Essays Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Best American Essays College Edition

The Best American Essays  College Edition Book
Author : Robert Atwan
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release : 2013-01-04
ISBN : 9781133310341
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS, Seventh College Edition, presents highly regarded contemporary authors at their best. The essays are thematically arranged and selected from the popular trade series of the same name. They also cover common rhetorical modes, including narration and argumentation, providing instructors optimal flexibility with respect to course approach. In the introduction, Robert Atwan offers an overview of various types of essays to prepare students for the readings that follow. To further prepare students, "Essayists on the Essay" offers insightful commentaries about the genre from many of today's top writers. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

The Best American Essays 2007

The Best American Essays 2007 Book
Author : David Foster Wallace,Robert Atwan
Publisher : Mariner Books
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780618709274
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Compiles the best literary essays of the year originally published in American periodicals

The Best American Essays 2001

The Best American Essays 2001 Book
Author : Kathleen Norris,Robert Atwan
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780618153589
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Compiles the best literary essays of the year originally published in American periodicals

The Best American Essays 2008

The Best American Essays 2008 Book
Author : Adam Gopnik,Robert Atwan
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780618983223
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Compiles the best literary essays of the year originally published in American periodicals

The Best American Essays 1997

The Best American Essays 1997 Book
Author : Ian Frazier,Robert Atwan
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Compiles the best literary essays of the year originally published in American periodicals

The Best American Essays 1999

The Best American Essays 1999 Book
Author : Edward Hougland
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780395860557
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Best American Essays 1999 book written by Edward Hougland, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Best American Essays 2002

The Best American Essays 2002 Book
Author : Stephen Jay Gould,Robert Atwan
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780618213887
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Edited by the award-winning late author of The Mismeasure of Man a new collection of the finest nonfiction essays published over the past year incorporates the work of distinguished masters of the essay genre on topics ranging from pathology to the boxing arena to growing up.

The Best American Essays 1991

The Best American Essays 1991 Book
Author : Joyce Carol Oates,Robert Atwan
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9780899199290
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Compiles the best literary essays of the year originally published in American periodicals

The Best American Essays 1989

The Best American Essays  1989 Book
Author : Geoffrey Wolff,Robert Atwan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1989
ISBN : 9780899198927
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Compiles the best literary essays of the year originally published in American periodicals