The Best American Essays 2017

Author: Leslie Jamison
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544817427
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This anthology edited by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Empathy Exams offers “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 to this volume. The essays she has compiled in The Best American Essays 2017 “thrill toward complexity.” From the Iraqi desert to an East Jerusalem refugee camp, and from the beginnings of the universe to the aftermath of a suicide attempt, these essays bring us, time and again, to the thorny intersection of personal experience and public discourse. The Best American Essays 2017 includes entries by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, Lawrence Jackson, Rachel Kushner, Alan Lightman, Bernard Farai Matambo, Wesley Morris, Heather Sellers, Andrea Stuart, and others.
The Best American Essays 2017
Language: un
Pages: 338
Authors: Leslie Jamison
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-03 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

This anthology edited by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Empathy Exams offers “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,
The Best American Series 2017
Language: un
Pages: 100
Authors: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-03 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. This special edition contains selections from the following 2017 editions: The Best American Short Stories edited by Meg Wolitzer The Best American Essays edited by Leslie Jamison The Best American Mystery Stories edited
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017
Language: un
Pages: 352
Authors: Hope Jahren
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-03 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Best-selling author Hope Jahren edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing.
Authorship’s Wake
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Philip Sayers
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-10 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Authorship's Wake examines the aftermath of the 1960s critique of the author, epitomized by Roland Barthes's essay, “The Death of the Author.” This critique has given rise to a body of writing that confounds generic distinctions separating the literary and the theoretical. Its archive consists of texts by writers who
Best American Poetry 2017
Language: un
Pages: 256
Authors: David Lehman, Natasha Trethewey
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-05 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Edited by Pulitzer Prize-winner and nineteenth US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, The Best American Poetry 2017 brings together the most notable poems of the year in the series that offers “a vivid snapshot of what a distinguished poet finds exciting, fresh, and memorable” (Robert Pinsky). Librarian of Congress James Billington