The Best American Essays 2020

Author: Andre Aciman
Editor: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780358359913
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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.

The Best American Essays 2019

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Editor: Mariner Books
ISBN: 1328465802
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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

Author: Robert Atwan
Editor: Delmar
ISBN: 9781439085011
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THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS, International 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.

The Best American Essays 2015

Author: Ariel Levy
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544569628
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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 2013

Author: Robert Atwan
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544105745
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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.

The Best American Essays 2014

Author: John Jeremiah Sullivan
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544309901
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Offers a selection of literary essays from the year 2014 which were originally published in American periodicals.

The Best American Essays 2018

Author: Hilton Als
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544817435
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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 2016

Author: Jonathan Franzen
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544812174
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A true essay is “something hazarded, not definitive, not authoritative; something ventured on the basis of the author’s personal experience and subjectivity,” writes guest editor Jonathan Franzen in his introduction. However, his main criterion for selecting The Best American Essays 2016 was, in a word, risk. Whether the risks involved championing an unpopular opinion, the possibility of ruining a professional career, or irrevocably offending family, for Franzen, “the writer has to be like the firefighter, whose job, while everyone else is fleeing the flames, is to run straight into them.” The Best American Essays 2016 includes ALEXANDER CHEE, PAUL CRENSHAW, JAQUIRA DÍAZ, LAURA KIPNIS, AMITAVA KUMAR, SEBASTIAN JUNGER, JOYCE CAROL OATES, OLIVER SACKS, THOMAS CHATTERTON WILLIAMS and others JONATHAN FRANZEN, guest editor, is the author of five novels, most recently Purity, and five works of nonfiction and translation, including Farther Away and The Kraus Project. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the German Akademie der Künste, and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. ROBERT ATWAN, the series editor of The Best American Essays since its inception in 1986, has published on a wide variety of subjects, from American advertising and early photography to ancient divination and Shakespeare. His criticism, essays, humor, poetry, and fiction have appeared in numerous periodicals nationwide.

The Best American Essays 2011

Author: Edwidge Danticat
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547479778
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Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2010 which were originally published in American periodicals.

The Best American Essays 2017

Author: Leslie Jamison
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544817427
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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 universe to the aftermath of a suicide attempt, the genetic makeup of the eclectic and electric selections in The 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