The Best American Essays 2019

The Best American Essays 2019

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 ...

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Mariner Books

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.
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The Best American Essays 2014

The Best American Essays 2014

The Best American Essays 2014 includes entries by Kristin Dombek, Dave Eggers, Leslie Jamison, Ariel Levy, Yiyun Li, Barry Lopez, Zadie Smith, Wells Tower, Emily Fox Gordon, James Wood, and others.

Author: John Jeremiah Sullivan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544309326

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 269

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The acclaimed author of Pulphead collects “21 of the year’s most urgent and at times painfully truthful pieces of nonfiction published in the U.S.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In our age of trigger warnings and jeopardized free expression, The Best American Essays 2014 does not shy away from shocking extremes, ambiguities, or dualities. As guest editor John Jeremiah Sullivan notes, the essay assumes many two-sided forms, and these diverse pieces capture all the conceptions of what an essay can be: the loose and the strict, the flourish and the finished, the try and the trial. Sullivan’s choices embrace the high and the low, the memoirist’s confession and the journalist s reportage, and all the gray area in between. From a hotel in Mongolia to a Clockwork Orange like Baltimore, from a Rome emergency room to Burning Man, these diverse pieces surprise and entertain, inform and titillate. The Best American Essays 2014 includes entries by Kristin Dombek, Dave Eggers, Leslie Jamison, Ariel Levy, Yiyun Li, Barry Lopez, Zadie Smith, Wells Tower, Emily Fox Gordon, James Wood, and others.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Best American Essays 2013

The Best American Essays 2013

Selected and introduced by Cheryl Strayed, the New York Times best-selling author of Wild and the writer of the celebrated column “Dear Sugar,” this collection is a treasure trove of fine writing and thought-provoking essays.

Author: Robert Atwan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544105744

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

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Selected and introduced by Cheryl Strayed, the New York Times best-selling author of Wild and the writer of the celebrated column “Dear Sugar,” this collection is a treasure trove of fine writing and thought-provoking essays.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Best American Essays 2018

The Best American Essays 2018

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 ...

Author: Hilton Als

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544817432

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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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.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Best American Essays 1997

The Best American Essays 1997

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

Author: Ian Frazier

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: UCSC:32106016597772

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 226

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Compiles the best literary essays of the year originally published in American periodicals
Categories: Literary Collections

The Best American Essays 2012

The Best American Essays 2012

ment, as can be seen in this volume in Geoffrey Bent's “Edward Hopper and the
Geometry of Despair,” where the author, who is not an art historian, offers us his
own observations on the great American artist's work. In speaking of Hopper's ...

Author: Robert Atwan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547840543

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind. The Best American Essays 2012 includes Marcia Angell, Miah Arnold, Mark Doty, Joseph Epstein, Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, Francine Prose, Lauren Slater, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jose Antonio Vargas, and others
Categories: Literary Collections

The Oxford Book of American Essays

The Oxford Book of American Essays

That Great American Novel ought to have been written long ago. There ought to
be more local color and less imitation of European models. There ought to have
been more plain speaking to demonstrate that we are not squeamish and are not
 ...

Author: W. C. Brownell

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

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This essay appeared originally in the Atlantic Monthly for May, 1883. During the thirty years which have elapsed since it was written the manifestations of the colonial spirit then apparent in the United States have not only altered in character but, I am glad to say, have weakened, diminished, and become less noticeable. Since 1883, also, there has been much achieved by Americans in Art and Literature, in painting, in sculpture, in music, and particularly in architecture. Success in all these fields has, with few exceptions, been won by men working in the spirit which is not colonial, but which it was the purpose of this essay to inculcate as the true one to which alone we could look for fine and enduring achievement. I have called attention to the date at which the essay was written in order that those who read it may remember that it applies in certain points to the conditions of thirty years ago and not to those of the present day.
Categories: Self-Help

The Great English and American Essays

The Great English and American Essays

Disease - snobbery is only one out of a great multitude of snobberies , of which
now some , now others take pride of place in general esteem . For snobberies
ebb and flow ; their empire rises , declines , and falls in the most approved
historical ...

Author: Edmund Fuller

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000027622766

Category: American essays

Page: 416

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Categories: American essays

We Shall Overcome

We Shall Overcome

We Shall Overcome: Essays on a Great American Song, edited and compiled by Victor V. Bobetsky, comprises essays that explore the origins, history, and impact of this great American folk song.

Author: Victor V. Bobetsky, associate professor and Director of the Teacher Education Program in Music at Hunter College of the City University of New York

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442236035

Category: Music

Page: 150

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We Shall Overcome: Essays on a Great American Song, edited and compiled by Victor V. Bobetsky, comprises essays that explore the origins, history, and impact of this great American folk song.
Categories: Music

The Signet Book of American Essays

The Signet Book of American Essays

A compendium of commentary, criticism, and oratory from an array of scientists, philosophers, politicians, and writers throughout American history features such contributors as Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., ...

Author: M. Jerry Weiss

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: 0451530217

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 348

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A compendium of commentary, criticism, and oratory from an array of scientists, philosophers, politicians, and writers throughout American history features such contributors as Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., and John F. Kennedy.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Great American Gun Debate

The Great American Gun Debate

Looks at both sides of the issue of guns and violence, attempting to dispel misconceptions about guns and gun ownership

Author: Don B. Kates

Publisher: Pacific Research Inst for Public

ISBN: UOM:39015040163290

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Looks at both sides of the issue of guns and violence, attempting to dispel misconceptions about guns and gun ownership
Categories: Social Science

The American Essays

The American Essays

Calamus. I have on my table three volumes of letters, and I lay the first hand on
those of the greatest name. Here, in one of the extraordinarily pretty little books of
which American taste and typography show themselves more and more capable,
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Author: Henry James

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069101471X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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"No one, among American writers, was more contemporary or had a more powerful grasp of American history and American myth," writes Leon Edel of Henry James. This collection of James's essays on American letters, together with some of his miscellaneous writings on other American subjects, is a pivotal document in the reassessment of James as less cloistered--and more American--than previously supposed. James is relaxed and informal as he writes of Emerson, Hawthorne, Lowell, Godkin, Norton, and Howells: he is fondly recalling--but also criticizing--the cultural orthodoxy in which he was reared. The American Essays remarkably prefigures current efforts to revise and challenge the aesthetic idealism of the Emersonian tradition.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Autobiographical Impulse in America Essays on The Crisis of Humanism in Contemporary Culture

The Autobiographical Impulse in America Essays on The Crisis of Humanism in Contemporary Culture

1 Of Manhattan the Son : Autobiographical Non - Fiction as a Form of Creative
Writing in America * Few American writers ... in a culture that still uses the phrase
, “ The Great American Novel , " the still unwritten one , with a sense of possibility
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Author: Howard Wolf

Publisher: Academic Foundation

ISBN: 8171880916

Category: Autobiography

Page: 213

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Categories: Autobiography

The Great American Book of Biography Illustrious Americans

The Great American Book of Biography  Illustrious Americans

Their Lives and Great Achievements. POST - REVOLUTION LITERATURE . 639
native American farmer or the Dutch knickerbocker . In his essays the spirit of the
eighteenth century revived . He seemed to represent an old England rather than
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112118497020

Category: United States

Page: 737

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Categories: United States

New Essays on The Great Gatsby

New Essays on The Great Gatsby

5 The Great Gatsby and the Great American Novel KENNETH E. EBLE N length,
the book barely qualifies as a full-sized novel. In subject, it is about an American
bootlegger who nourishes an adolescent dream about a golden girl he can't ...

Author: Matthew J. Bruccoli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521319633

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 120

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Provides students of American Literature with introductory critical guides to the great works of American fiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Essayists on the Essay

Essayists on the Essay

The first historically and internationally comprehensive collection of its kind, Essayists on the Essay is a path-breaking work that is nothing less than a richly varied sourcebook for anyone interested in the theory, practice, and art of ...

Author: Carl H. Klaus

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609380762

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

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The first historically and internationally comprehensive collection of its kind, Essayists on the Essay is a path-breaking work that is nothing less than a richly varied sourcebook for anyone interested in the theory, practice, and art of the essay. This unique work includes a selection of fifty distinctive pieces by American, Canadian, English, European, and South American essayists from Montaigne to the present—many of which have not previously been anthologized or translated—as well as a detailed bibliographical and thematic guide to hundreds of additional works about the essay. From a buoyant introduction that provides a sweeping historical and analytic overview of essayists’ thinking about their genre—a collective poetics of the essay—to the detailed headnotes offering pointed information about both the essayists themselves and the anthologized selections, to the richly detailed bibliographic sections, Essayists on the Essay is essential to anyone who cares about the form. This collection provides teachers, scholars, essayists, and readers with the materials they need to take a fresh look at this important but often overlooked form that has for too long been relegated to the role of service genre—used primarily to write about other more “literary” genres or to teach young people how to write. Here, in a single celebratory volume, are four centuries of commentary and theory reminding us of the essay’s storied history, its international appeal, and its relationship not just with poetry and fiction but also with radio, film, video, and new media.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Soul of America Essays on the 4Th of July

The Soul of America  Essays on the 4Th of July

Even though we never do it perfectly, it is our American vision and source
ofinspiration for all that is good in humanity. It remains the great task before us.
Now we are engaged in a great cultural war, a war of incivility and identity politics
. Again ...

Author: John Gilligan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465331274

Category: History

Page: 108

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The major proposition of the Soul of America is that America consists in a set of beliefstruthsthat bind us together. Its what makes us Americans. And without that belief, no Constitution, no laws, no whatever, except the point of a sword, can keep us together. Truth has moral implications. But truth in American culture has become negotiable. Herein lies the real cultural crisis of America. Gilligan's Book Is Required Reading For Everyone Who Cares About America's Future John Gilligan has given us a book for the ages. This work is a compilation of essays he authored over several decades that were published in his local newspaper the Peoria Journal Star. The essays are reader-friendly, packed with historical facts and insights, and written by someone who clearly has great love for his country. The essays progress in three sections from the founding of our country, to our current cultural and political problems, to what it means to be a patriot in our country today. Gilligan is concerned that the American people have lost sight of the beliefs and principles that animate our Declaration of Independence. He discusses civic virtue and the common good. He notes that America is the first people in history to form a nation from a diversity of racial, ethnic, and religious groups under the motto, E Pluribus Unum, unity in diversity, and with the underlying fundamental belief that all men are created equal. But can this nation so conceived endure? In the second section of his book, Gilligan maps out the philosophical, cultural, and political changes that challenge Americas survival: cultural relativism, spiritual cynicism, political apathy, self-indulgence, personal violence, racial and ethnic hatreds, and a general blurring of the distinction between right and wrong. He questions whether there is any longer a unity in the diversity and wonders whether we, as a country, have veered so far from our founders lofty and noble precepts that we have passed the point of no return. He rejects this notion, however, and in the last section of his book Gilligan discusses what it means to be patriotic in todays society. He writes about the American project, and argues that if Americas problems are to be solved, the heavy lifting must start in the local communities. Each citizen must take responsibility for his or her actions if America is to thrive and continue to fulfill the goals and dreams of her founders. This is a wonderful little book that encourages us to reflect on the essence of America, the great experiment all of us are blessed to be a part of, and what we might do to keep America great. It is required reading for everyone who cares about the soul of America.
Categories: History