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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. “An essay is the child of uncertainty,” André Aciman contends in his introduction to The Best American Essays 2020. “The struggle to write what one hopes is entirely true, and the long incubation every piece of writing requires of a writer who is thinking difficult thoughts, are what ultimately give the writing its depth, its magnitude, its grace.” The essays Aciman selected center on people facing moments of deep uncertainty, searching for a greater truth. From a Black father’s confrontation of his son’s illness, to a divorcée’s transcendent experience with strangers, to a bartender grieving the tragic loss of a friend, these stories are a master class not just in essay writing but in empathy, artfully imbuing moments of hardship with understanding and that elusive grace. The Best American 2020 Essays includes RABIH ALAMEDDINE • BARBARA EHRENREICH • LESLIE JAMISON JAMAICA KINCAID • ALEX MARZANO-LESNEVICH • A. O. SCOTT • JERALD WALKER • STEPHANIE POWELL WATTS and others

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: André Aciman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2020-11-03
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780358358589

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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.

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Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: Mariner Books
Release: 2019-10
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781328465801

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Genre: American essays
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Release: 2010
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105211746081

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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.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Hilton Als
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2018-10-02
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780544817432

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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. "

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Ariel Levy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2015-10-06
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780544569621

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Thematically arranged, The Best American Essays, Fifth Edition, presents highly regarded contemporary authors at their best. The essays, selected from the popular Houghton Mifflin trade series of the same name, also cover common rhetorical modes--including narration and argumentation--thereby providing instructors optimal flexibility with respect to course approach. In the introduction, Robert Atwan offers an overview of various types of essays in order 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.

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Genre: Education
Author: Robert Atwan
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release: 2007-02-01
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 0618832599

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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.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Robert Atwan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2013-10-08
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780544105744

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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.

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Genre: American essays
Author: Robert Atwan
Publisher: Delmar
Release: 2009
File: 434 Pages
ISBN-13: 1439085013

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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. "An essay is the child of uncertainty," André Aciman contends in his introduction to The Best American Essays 2020. "The struggle to write what one hopes is entirely true, and the long incubation every piece of writing requires of a writer who is thinking difficult thoughts, are what ultimately give the writing its depth, its magnitude, its grace." The essays Aciman selected center on people facing moments of deep uncertainty, searching for a greater truth. From a Black father's confrontation of his son's illness, to a divorcée's transcendent experience with strangers, to a bartender grieving the tragic loss of a friend, these stories are a master class not just in essay writing but in empathy, artfully imbuing moments of hardship with understanding and that elusive grace. The Best American 2020 Essays includes RABIH ALAMEDDINE - BARBARA EHRENREICH - LESLIE JAMISON JAMAICA KINCAID - ALEX MARZANO-LESNEVICH - A. O. SCOTT - JERALD WALKER - STEPHANIE POWELL WATTS and others

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: André Aciman
Publisher: Mariner Books
Release: 2020-10-06
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780358359913

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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.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Release: 2001-10
File: 596 Pages
ISBN-13: 1606869825

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