The Best American Essays  1989
Score: 3.5
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The Best American Essays 1989


  • Author : Geoffrey Wolff
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0899198929


The Best American Essays 1989 Book Description :

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

The Best American Essays 2017
Score: 4
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The Best American Essays 2017


  • Author : Leslie Jamison
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544817333


The Best American Essays 2017 Book Description :

"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 sel...

The American Essays

The American Essays


  • Author : Henry James
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 069101471X


The American Essays Book Description :

"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....

The Best American Essays 2018

The Best American Essays 2018


  • Author : Hilton Als
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544817340


The Best American Essays 2018 Book Description :

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

Crafting Presence

Crafting Presence


  • Author : Nicole B. Wallack
  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Release Date : 2017-06-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607325352


Crafting Presence Book Description :

Essays are central to students’ and teachers’ development as thinkers in their fields. In Crafting Presence, Nicole B. Wallack develops an approach to teaching writing with the literary essay that holds promise for writing students, as well as for achieving a sense of common purpose currently lacking among professionals in composition, creative writing, and literature. Wallack analyzes examples drawn primarily from volumes of The Best American Essays to illuminate the most important quality of the essay as a literary form: the writer’s “presence.” She demonstrates how accounting for presence provides a flexible and rigorous heuristic for reading the contexts, formal elements, and purposes of essays. Such readings can help students learn wri...

Essayists on the Essay
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Essayists on the Essay


  • Author : Carl H. Klaus
  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609380762


Essayists on the Essay Book Description :

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—...

The Best American Essays 2019
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Best American Essays 2019


  • Author : Rebecca Solnit
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328467119


The Best American Essays 2019 Book Description :

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....

Now See Hear
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Now See Hear


  • Author : Ian Wedde
  • Publisher : Victoria University Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0864730969


Now See Hear Book Description :

Now See Hear! has been assembled around the central rubric of translation, and essays address translations between art, language, advertising, television, graphic design, comics, video, film, history, art-history, signs and symbols, landscape and architecture, within the context of the current conditions of the market place....

The Best American Short Stories of the Century
Score: 3.5
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The Best American Short Stories of the Century


  • Author : John Updike
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008-11-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1439569053


The Best American Short Stories of the Century Book Description :

With a new 1999 story added to the paperback volume, this collection of the best stories of the century includes some of the greatest names in literature as well as a few spectacular one-hit wonders. Reprint....