The Best American Essays 2021 Book

The Best American Essays 2021


  • Author : Robert Atwan
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release Date : 2021-10-12
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780358381754

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The Best American Essays 2021 Excerpt :

A collection of the year's best essays, selected by award-winning journalist and New Yorker staff writer Kathryn Schulz "The world is abundant even in bad times,"guest editor Kathryn Schulz writes in her introduction, "it is lush with interestingness, and always, somewhere, offering up consolation or beauty or humor or happiness, or at least the hope of future happiness."The essays Schulz selected are a powerful time capsule of 2020, showcasing that even if our lives as we knew them stopped, the beauty to be found in them flourished. From an intimate account of nursing a loved one in the early days of the pandemic, to a masterful portrait of grieving the loss of a husband as the country grieved the loss of George Floyd, this collection brilliantly shapes the grief, hardship, and hope of a singular year. The Best American Essays 2021 includes ELIZABETH ALEXANDER - HILTON ALS - GABRIELLE HAMILTON - RUCHIR JOSHI - PATRICIA LOCKWOOD- CLAIRE MESSUD - WESLEY MORRIS - BETH NGUYEN - JESMYN WARD and others

The Best American Essays of the Century Book
Score: 4
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The Best American Essays of the Century


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

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The Best American Essays of the Century Excerpt :

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 2019 Book
Score: 4
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The Best American Essays 2019


  • Author : Rebecca Solnit
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release Date : 2019-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328465801

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The Best American Essays 2019 Excerpt :

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 2020 Book
Score: 4
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The Best American Essays 2020


  • Author : Andr Aciman
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780358359913

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The Best American Essays 2020 Excerpt :

Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2019 which were originally published in American periodicals.

The Best American Essays 2017 Book
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 : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544817333

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The Best American Essays 2017 Excerpt :

"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 selections inThe 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

The Best American Essays 2018 Book

The Best American Essays 2018


  • Author : Hilton Als
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544817340

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The Best American Essays 2018 Excerpt :

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

The Best American Essays 2013 Book
Score: 4
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The Best American Essays 2013


  • Author : Cheryl Strayed
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544105744

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The Best American Essays 2013 Excerpt :

Curated by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wild, this volume shares intimate perspectives from some of today’s most acclaimed writers. As Cheryl Strayed explains in her introduction, “the invisible, unwritten last line of every essay should be and nothing was ever the same again.” The reader, in other words, should feel the ground shift, if even only a bit. In this edition of the acclaimed anthology series, Strayed has gathered twenty-six essays that each capture an inexorable, tectonic shift in life. Personal and deeply perceptive, this collection examines a broad range of life experiences—from a man’s relationship with Mormonism to a woman’s search for a serial killer; from listening to the music of Joni Mitchell to surviving five months at sea; from triaging injured soldiers to giving birth to a daughter; and much more. The Best American Essays 2013 includes entries by Alice Munro, Zadie Smith, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Dagoberto Gilb, Vicki Weiqi Yang, J.D. Daniels, Michelle Mirsky, and others.

The Best American Essays  1995 Book

The Best American Essays 1995


  • Author : Jamaica Kincaid
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 0395691834

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The Best American Essays 1995 Excerpt :

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

The Best American Essays 2015 Book
Score: 3.5
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The Best American Essays 2015


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

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The Best American Essays 2015 Excerpt :

"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 2016 Book
Score: 3
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The Best American Essays 2016


  • Author : Jonathan Franzen
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544812178

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The Best American Essays 2016 Excerpt :

The National Book Award–winning author compiles a “thought-provoking volume” of essays by Joyce Carol Oates, Oliver Sacks, Jaquira Diaz and others (Publishers Weekly). As Jonathan Franzen writes in his introduction, his main criterion for selecting The Best American Essays 2016 “was whether an author had taken a risk.” The resulting volume showcases authorial risk in a variety of forms, from championing an unpopular opinion to the possibility of ruining a professional career, or irrevocably alienating one’s family. What’s gained are essential insights into aspects of the human condition that would otherwise remain concealed—from questions of queer identity, to the experience of a sibling’s autism and relationships between students and college professors. The Best American Essays 2016 includes entries by Alexander Chee, Paul Crenshaw, Jaquira Diaz, Laura Kipnis, Amitava Kaumar, Sebastian Junger, Joyce Carol Oates, Oliver Sacks, George Steiner, Thomas Chatterton Williams, and others.

The Best American Essays 2014 Book
Score: 3.5
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The Best American Essays 2014


  • Author : John Jeremiah Sullivan
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544309906

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The Best American Essays 2014 Excerpt :

Offers a selection of literary essays from the year 2014 which were originally published in American periodicals.

The Best American Essays 2007 Book
Score: 3
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The Best American Essays 2007


  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : 0618709274

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The Best American Essays 2007 Excerpt :

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

The Best American Essays 2011 Book
Score: 2.5
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The Best American Essays 2011


  • Author : Edwidge Danticat
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2011-10-04
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547678436

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The Best American Essays 2011 Excerpt :

The acclaimed author of Breath, Eyes, Memory presents an anthology of personal essays by Hilton Als, Christopher Hitchens, Zadie Smith and others. In her selection process for this sterling volume, Edwidge Danticat considers the inherent vulnerability of the essay form—a vulnerability that seems all the more present in today’s spotlighted public square. As she says in her introduction, “when we insert our ‘I’ (our eye) to search deeper into someone, something, or ourselves, we are always risking a yawn or a slap, indifference or disdain.” Here are intimate personal essays that examine a range of vital topics, from cancer diagnosis to police brutality, and from devastating natural disasters to the dilemmas of modern medicine. All in all, “the brave voices behind these experiences keep the pages turning” (Kirkus Reviews). The Best American Essays 2011 includes entries by Hilton Als, Katy Butler, Toi Derricotte, Christopher Hitchens, Pico Iyer, Charlie LeDuff, Chang-Rae Lee, Lia Purpura, Zadie Smith, Reshma Memon Yaqub, and others.

The Best American Essays 2012 Book
Score: 4.5
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The Best American Essays 2012


  • Author : David Brooks
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547840543

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The Best American Essays 2012 Excerpt :

Nonfiction from Malcolm Gladwell, Francine Prose, Jonathan Franzen, and more: “There is not a dud in the bunch. [An] exhilarating collection.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Whether a personal reflection on a wife’s decline from Alzheimer’s, a critique of the overdiagnosis of mood disorders, a lighthearted look at menopause, a friend’s commentary on David Foster Wallace’s heartbreaking suicide, or a memoir of teaching underprivileged children, this collection highlights the best essays of the year with contributions from: Benjamin Anastas • Marcia Angell • Miah Arnold • Geoffrey Bent • Robert Boyers • Dudley Clendinen • Paul Collins • Mark Doty • Mark Edmundson • Joseph Epstein • Jonathan Franzen • Malcolm Gladwell • Peter Hessler • Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough • Garret Keizer • David J. Lawless • Alan Lightman • Sandra Tsing Loh • Ken Murray • Francine Prose • Richard Sennett • Lauren Slater • Jose Antonio Vargas • Wesley Yang “A trove of fine writing on big issues.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Glorious American Essay Book

The Glorious American Essay


  • Author : Phillip Lopate
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2021-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 928
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525436270

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The Glorious American Essay Excerpt :

A monumental, canon-defining anthology of three centuries of American essays, from Cotton Mather and Benjamin Franklin to David Foster Wallace and Zadie Smith--selected by acclaimed essayist Phillip Lopate. Not only an education but a joy. This is a book for the ages. --Rivka Galchen, author of Atmospheric Disturbances The essay form is an especially democratic one, and many of the essays Phillip Lopate has gathered here address themselves--sometimes critically--to American values. We see the Puritans, the Founding Fathers and Mothers, and the stars of the American Renaissance struggle to establish a national culture. A grand tradition of nature writing runs from Audubon, Thoreau, and John Muir to Rachel Carson and Annie Dillard. Marginalized groups use the essay to assert or to complicate notions of identity. Lopate has cast his net wide, embracing critical, personal, political, philosophical, literary, polemical, autobiographical, and humorous essays. Americans by birth as well as immigrants appear here, famous essayists alongside writers more celebrated for fiction or poetry. The result is a dazzling overview of the riches of the American essay.