The Best American Essays 2016

The Best American Essays 2016


  • Author : Jonathan Franzen
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544812178


The Best American Essays 2016 Book Description :

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, OL...

The Best American Essays  1989
Score: 3.5
From 26 Ratings

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 2018

The Best American Essays 2018


  • Author : Hilton Als
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544817432


The Best American Essays 2018 Book Description :

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 th...

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....

The Best American Essays of the Century

The Best American Essays of the Century


  • Author : Joyce Carol Oates
  • Publisher : Perfection Learning
  • Release Date : 2001-10
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1606869825


The Best American Essays of the Century Book Description :

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 2015
Score: 3.5
From 25 Ratings

The Best American Essays 2015


  • Author : Ariel Levy
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544569621


The Best American Essays 2015 Book Description :

"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. "...

Thin Places
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Thin Places


  • Author : Jordan Kisner
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374719388


Thin Places Book Description :

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller A Lit Hub | Chicago Review | Ms. Magazine March pick A Lambda Literary Most Anticipated Book In this perceptive and provocative essay collection, an award-winning writer shares her personal and reportorial investigation into America’s search for meaning When Jordan Kisner was a child, she was saved by Jesus Christ at summer camp, much to the confusion of her nonreligious family. She was, she writes, “just naturally reverent,” a fact that didn’t change when she—much to her own confusion—lost her faith as a teenager. Not sure why her religious conviction had come or where it had gone, she did what anyone would do: “You go about the great American work of assigning yourself to other gods: yoga, talk radio, ne...

The Best American Essays 2017
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

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 Best American Essays 2013
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Best American Essays 2013


  • Author : Robert Atwan
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544105744


The Best American Essays 2013 Book Description :

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 2019
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Best American Essays 2019


  • Author : Rebecca Solnit
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release Date : 2019-10
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328465801


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....