The Best American Essays 2017

The Best American Essays 2017


  • Author: Leslie Jamison & Robert Atwan
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 2744564 Bytes


"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 ele...

The Best American Series 2017

The Best American Series 2017


  • Author: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 8965924 Bytes


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 WolitzerThe Best American Essays edited by Leslie JamisonThe Best American Mystery Stories edited by John SandfordThe Best American Nonrequired Reading edited by Sarah VowellThe Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Charles YuThe Best American Travel Writing edited by Lauren CollinsThe Best American Science and Nature Writing edited by Hope JahrenThe Best American Sports Writing edited by Howard Bryant  Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and w...

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 : 9780544817425


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 universe to the aftermath of a suicide attempt, the genetic makeup of the eclectic and ele...

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 Science and Nature Writing 2017
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017


  • Author : Hope Jahren
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328715517


The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017 Book Description :

Best-selling author Hope Jahren edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing....

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 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 Travel Writing 2017
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Best American Travel Writing 2017


  • Author : Lauren Collins
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328742339


The Best American Travel Writing 2017 Book Description :

“The Best American Travel Writing has been the gold standard for short-form travel writing from newspapers, magazines, and the Internet since its inception.” —New York Times Book Review Everyone travels for different reasons, but whatever those reasons are, one thing is certain—they come back with stories. Each year, the best of those stories are collected in The Best American Travel Writing, curated by one of the top writers in the field, and each year they “open a window onto the strange, seedy and beautiful world, offering readers glimpses into places that many will never see or experience except through the eyes and words of these writers" (Kirkus Reviews). This far-ranging collection of top notch travel writing is, quite simply, the ge...

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. "...

The Best American Sports Writing 2017
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Best American Sports Writing 2017


  • Author : Glenn Stout
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544821569


The Best American Sports Writing 2017 Book Description :

For a quarter century, the annual Best American Sports Writing has showcased the greatest sports journalism of the previous year. This year’s guest editor, acclaimed author Howard Bryant, continues the tradition, seeking out writing that best captures the unpredictable journey of sports. Triumphantly and painfully, these stories reflect on that journey, asking difficult questions about who we are, as individuals and as a nation: What does it mean when a football player takes a knee during the national anthem, who decides where the remains of an American legend should rest, and how far will people go to reclaim dreams that have long slipped away? Spanning different sports, disciplines, and styles, these pieces are, above all, inspirational to reader...

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...