The Best American Essays of the Century

The Best American Essays of the Century
Author: Joyce Carol Oates,Robert Atwan
Publsiher: Perfection Learning
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2001-10
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 1606869825

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This singular collection is nothing less than a political, spiritual, and intensely personal record of America's tumultuous modern age as experienced by the nation's foremost critics, commentators, activists, and artists.

The Best American Essays 2021

The Best American Essays 2021
Author: Robert Atwan,Kathryn Schulz
Publsiher: Mariner Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-10-12
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780358381754

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A collection of the year's best essays, selected by award-winning journalist and New Yorker staff writer Kathryn Schulz "The world is abundant even in bad times,"guest editor Kathryn Schulz writes in her introduction, "it is lush with interestingness, and always, somewhere, offering up consolation or beauty or humor or happiness, or at least the hope of future happiness."The essays Schulz selected are a powerful time capsule of 2020, showcasing that even if our lives as we knew them stopped, the beauty to be found in them flourished. From an intimate account of nursing a loved one in the early days of the pandemic, to a masterful portrait of grieving the loss of a husband as the country grieved the loss of George Floyd, this collection brilliantly shapes the grief, hardship, and hope of a singular year. The Best American Essays 2021 includes ELIZABETH ALEXANDER - HILTON ALS - GABRIELLE HAMILTON - RUCHIR JOSHI - PATRICIA LOCKWOOD- CLAIRE MESSUD - WESLEY MORRIS - BETH NGUYEN - JESMYN WARD and others

The Best American Essays 2020

The Best American Essays 2020
Author: Andr Aciman,André Aciman,Robert Atwan
Publsiher: Mariner Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-10-06
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780358359913

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Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2019 which were originally published in American periodicals.

The Best American Essays 2019

The Best American Essays 2019
Author: Rebecca Solnit,Robert Atwan
Publsiher: Mariner Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-10
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781328465801

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A collection of the year's best essays selected by Robert Atwan and guest editor Rebecca Solnit. Award-winning writer, cultural critic, and activist, Rebecca Solnit, an "unparalleled high priestess of nuance and intelligent contemplation" (Maria Popova), selects the best essays of the year from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites.

The Best American Essays 2013

The Best American Essays 2013
Author: Cheryl Strayed,Robert Atwan
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2013-10-08
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780544105744

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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 2017

The Best American Essays 2017
Author: Leslie Jamison,Robert Atwan
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-10-03
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780544817333

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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 1995

The Best American Essays  1995
Author: Jamaica Kincaid,Robert Atwan
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 263
Release: 1995
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 0395691834

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

The Best American Essays 2018

The Best American Essays 2018
Author: Hilton Als,Robert Atwan
Publsiher: Mariner Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-10-02
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9780544817340

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The award-winning critic and essayist Hilton Als picks the best essays of the year from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites.

The Best American Essays 2015

The Best American Essays 2015
Author: Ariel Levy,Robert Atwan
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-10-06
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780544569621

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"New Yorker "magazine staff writer and award-winning essayist Ariel Levy picks the year s best essays, selected from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. "

The Best American Essays 2016

The Best American Essays 2016
Author: Jonathan Franzen
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2016-10-04
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780544812178

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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 2012

The Best American Essays 2012
Author: David Brooks,Robert Atwan
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2012-10-02
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780547840543

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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 2014

The Best American Essays 2014
Author: John Jeremiah Sullivan,Robert Atwan
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-10-07
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780544309906

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

The Glorious American Essay

The Glorious American Essay
Author: Phillip Lopate
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2021-10
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9780525436270

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A monumental, canon-defining anthology of three centuries of American essays, from Cotton Mather and Benjamin Franklin to David Foster Wallace and Zadie Smith--selected by acclaimed essayist Phillip Lopate. Not only an education but a joy. This is a book for the ages. --Rivka Galchen, author of Atmospheric Disturbances The essay form is an especially democratic one, and many of the essays Phillip Lopate has gathered here address themselves--sometimes critically--to American values. We see the Puritans, the Founding Fathers and Mothers, and the stars of the American Renaissance struggle to establish a national culture. A grand tradition of nature writing runs from Audubon, Thoreau, and John Muir to Rachel Carson and Annie Dillard. Marginalized groups use the essay to assert or to complicate notions of identity. Lopate has cast his net wide, embracing critical, personal, political, philosophical, literary, polemical, autobiographical, and humorous essays. Americans by birth as well as immigrants appear here, famous essayists alongside writers more celebrated for fiction or poetry. The result is a dazzling overview of the riches of the American essay.

The Best American Essays 2007

The Best American Essays 2007
Author: David Foster Wallace,Robert Atwan
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2007
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 0618709266

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Edited by the author of Consider the Lobster and Infinite Jest, a new collection of the finest nonfiction essays published over the past year incorporates the work of distinguished masters of the essay genre, including Jo Ann Beard, Mark Danner, Malcolm Gladwell, Louis Menand, and Molly Peacock, among others. Simultaneous.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020
Author: Michio Kaku,Jaime Green
Publsiher: Mariner Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-11-03
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780358074298

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A collection of the best science and nature writing published in North America in 2019, guest edited by New York Times best-selling author and ground-breaking physicist Dr. Michio Kaku. "Scientists and science writers have a monumental task: making science exciting and relevant to the average person, so that they care," writes renowned American physicist Michio Kaku. "If we fail in this endeavor, then we must face dire consequences." From the startlingly human abilities of AI, to the devastating accounts of California's forest fires, to the impending traffic jam on the moon, the selections in this year's Best American Science and Nature Writing explore the latest mysteries and marvels occurring in our labs and in nature. These gripping narratives masterfully translate the work of today's brightest scientists, offering a clearer view of our world and making us care. THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2020 INCLUDES RIVKA GALCHEN - ADAM GOPNIK - FERRIS JABR - JOSHUA SOKOL - MELINDA WENNER MOYER - SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE - NATALIE WOLCHOVER and others