The Best American Essays 2020

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

The Best American Essays 2020

Author: Andr Aciman

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 0358359910

Page: 336

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

The Best American Travel Writing 2020

These stories provide not just remarkable entertainment, but also, as MacFarlane says, deep comfort, “carrying hope, creating connections, transporting readers to other-worlds, and imagining alternative presents and alternative futures ...

The Best American Travel Writing 2020

Author: Jason Wilson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0358362040

Page: 336

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The year’s best travel writing, as chosen by series editor Jason Wilson and guest editor Robert Macfarlane. An eclectic compendium of the best travel writing essays published in 2019, collected by esteemed guest editor Robert Macfarlane, author of Mountains of the Mind and Underland. The Best American Travel Writing gathers together a satisfyingly varied medley of perspectives, all exploring what it means to travel somewhere new. For the past two decades, readers have come to recognize this annual volume as the gold standard for excellence in travel writing.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020

These gripping narratives masterfully translate the work of today’s brightest scientists, offering a clearer view of our world and making us care.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 035807424X

Page: 384

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A collection of the best science and nature writing published in North America in 2019, guest edited by New York Times best-selling author and ground-breaking physicist Dr. Michio Kaku. Dr. Michio Kaku, one of the most influential living scientists and a New York Times best-selling author, selects the year’s top science and nature writing from writers who balance research with humanity and, in the process, uncover riveting stories of discovery across the disciplines.

The Best American Sports Writing 2020

The latest addition to the acclaimed series showcasing the best sports writing from the past year.

The Best American Sports Writing 2020

Author: Jackie MacMullan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0358181836

Page: 368

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The latest addition to the acclaimed series showcasing the best sports writing from the past year. For over twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the previous year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and digital publications. Each year, the series editor and guest editor curate a truly exceptional collection. The only shared traits among all these diverse styles, voices, and stories are the extraordinarily high caliber of writing, and the pure passion they tap into that can only come from sports.

The Best American Food Writing 2020

Spanning from New York’s premier restaurants to the chile factories of New Mexico, this collection lifts a curtain on how food arrives on our plates, revealing extraordinary stories behind what we eat and how we live.

The Best American Food Writing 2020

Author: J. Kenji López-Alt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0358346495

Page: 272

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The year’s top food writing from writers who celebrate the many innovative, comforting, mouthwatering, and culturally rich culinary offerings of our country. “These are stories about culture,” writes J. Kenji López-Alt in his introduction. “About how food shapes people, neighborhoods, and history.” This year’s Best American Food Writing captures the food industry at a critical moment in history — from the confrontation of abusive kitchen culture, to the disappearance of the supermarkets, to the rise and fall of celebrity chefs, to the revolution of baby food. Spanning from New York’s premier restaurants to the chile factories of New Mexico, this collection lifts a curtain on how food arrives on our plates, revealing extraordinary stories behind what we eat and how we live. THE BEST AMERICAN FOOD WRITING 2020 INCLUDES BURKHARD BILGER, KAT KINSMAN, LAURA HAYES, TAMAR HASPEL, SHO SPAETH, TIM MURPHY and others

Delusions of Grandeur

Part cultural critique, part parental confessional, Delusions of Grandeur embraces the notion that the personal is always political and reveals important, if sometimes uncomfortable, truths about our American obsessions with race, class, ...

Delusions of Grandeur

Author: Joey Franklin

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496224728

Page:

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Thin Places

Intellectually curious and emotionally engaging, the essays in Thin Places manage to be both intimate and expansive, illuminating an unusual facet of American life, as well as how it reverberates with the author’s past and present ...

Thin Places

Author: Jordan Kisner

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374719381

Page: 272

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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, neoatheism, CrossFit, cleanses, football, the academy, the American Dream, Beyoncé.” A curiosity about the subtle systems guiding contemporary life pervades Kisner’s work. Her celebrated essay “Thin Places” (Best American Essays 2016), about an experimental neurosurgery developed to treat severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, asks how putting the neural touchpoint of the soul on a pacemaker may collide science and psychology with philosophical questions about illness, the limits of the self, and spiritual transformation. How should she understand the appearance of her own obsessive compulsive disorder at the very age she lost her faith? Intellectually curious and emotionally engaging, the essays in Thin Places manage to be both intimate and expansive, illuminating an unusual facet of American life, as well as how it reverberates with the author’s past and present preoccupations.

Languages of Truth

*A SUNDAY TIMES 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK* From 'Best of the Booker' winner Salman Rushdie, an incisive and inspiring collection of non-fiction essays, criticism and speeches that takes readers on a thrilling journey through the evolution of ...

Languages of Truth

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473572088

Page: 368

View: 741

*A SUNDAY TIMES 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK* From 'Best of the Booker' winner Salman Rushdie, an incisive and inspiring collection of non-fiction essays, criticism and speeches that takes readers on a thrilling journey through the evolution of language and culture Gathering pieces written between 2003 and 2020, including several never previously in print, Languages of Truth chronicles a period of momentous cultural shifts. Across a wide variety of subjects, Rushdie delves into the nature of storytelling as a deeply human need, and what emerges is a love letter to literature itself. Throughout, Rushdie shares his personal encounters, on the page and in person, with storytellers from Shakespeare and Cervantes to Samuel Beckett, Eudora Welty, and Toni Morrison, and revels in the creative lines that can join art and life. Always attuned to the malleability of language, Rushdie considers the nature of truth, and looks anew at migration, multiculturalism and censorship. Written with the author's signature wit and energy, Languages of Truth offers pleasure and insight in equal measure, confirming Rushdie's place as one of the most original and important thinkers of our time.

Authorship s Wake

47 David Foster Wallace, ed., The Best American Essays 2007 (Boston, MA:
Houghton Mifflin, 2007), xiv; emphasis added. 48 Wallace, ed., Best American
Essays 2007, xxi. 49 Cole, Known and Strange Things, 230–1. 50 Rosalind
Krauss ...

Authorship   s Wake

Author: Philip Sayers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501367684

Page: 224

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Authorship's Wake examines the aftermath of the 1960s critique of the author, epitomized by Roland Barthes's essay, “The Death of the Author.” This critique has given rise to a body of writing that confounds generic distinctions separating the literary and the theoretical. Its archive consists of texts by writers who either directly participated in this critique, as Barthes did, or whose intellectual formation took place in its immediate aftermath. These writers include some who are known primarily as theorists (Judith Butler), others known primarily as novelists (Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace), and yet others whose texts are difficult to categorize (the autofiction of Chris Kraus, Sheila Heti, and Ben Lerner; the autotheory of Maggie Nelson). These writers share not only a central motivating question – how to move beyond the critique of the author-subject – but also a way of answering it: by writing texts that merge theoretical concerns with literary discourse. Authorship's Wake traces the responses their work offers in relation to four themes: communication, intention, agency, and labor.

American Literary Naturalism

The book collects Pizer’s late career essays on various writers and subjects related to American naturalism.

American Literary Naturalism

Author: Donald Pizer

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1785275488

Page: 250

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The book collects Pizer’s late career essays on various writers and subjects related to American naturalism. Of these, two seek to describe the movement as a whole, six are on specific writers or works (with an emphasis on Theodore Dreiser), and two reprint informative interviews by Pizer on the subject. The essays reflect Pizer’s mature engagement of the subject he has spent a lifetime exploring.

Swimming

Essays received: Teachers and Writers' 2012 Bechtel Prize; Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2013; finalist in 2014 Diagram/New Michigan Essay contest.

Swimming

Author: Barbara Flug Colin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781646622917

Page: 44

View: 947

Barbara Flug Colin has published poems, essays and interviews in art, literary and teaching magazines and anthologies such as Art Now, Arts Magazine, New York Art Journal, M/E/A/N/I/N/G, New Observations, Frigate, Third Mind, Making a Difference, Cerise Press, Evergreen Review, DIAGRAM. Essays received: Teachers and Writers' 2012 Bechtel Prize; Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2013; finalist in 2014 Diagram/New Michigan Essay contest. She teaches a poetry-writing program she created in 1991 for the Henry Viscardi School, a state supported elementary and high school for severely physically disabled students in Albertson, New York.

The Best American Travel Writing 2020

"The best travel writing essays of 2019 are collected in this volume that explores what it means to travel somewhere new"--

The Best American Travel Writing 2020

Author: Robert Macfarlane

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780358362036

Page: 311

View: 279

"The best travel writing essays of 2019 are collected in this volume that explores what it means to travel somewhere new"--

Mobile Home

Americans are among the most mobile people on the planet, moving house an average of nine times in adulthood. Mobile Home explores one family’s extreme and often international version of this common experience.

Mobile Home

Author: Megan Harlan

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820357936

Page: 184

View: 965

Uprooting ourselves and putting down roots elsewhere has become second nature. Americans are among the most mobile people on the planet, moving house an average of nine times in adulthood. Mobile Home explores one family’s extreme and often international version of this common experience. Inspired by Megan Harlan’s globe-wandering childhood—during which she lived in seventeen homes across four continents, ranging in location from the Alaskan tundra to a Colombian jungle, a posh flat in London to a doublewide trailer near the Arabian Gulf—Mobile Home maps the emotional structures and metaphysical geographies of home. In ten interconnected essays, Harlan examines cultural histories that include Bedouin nomadic traditions and modern life in wheeled mobile homes, the psychology of motels and suburban tract housing, and the lived meanings within the built landscapes of Manhattan, Stonehenge, and the Winchester Mystery House. More personally, she traces the family histories that drove her parents to seek so many new horizons—and how those places shaped her upbringing. Her mother viewed houses as a kind of large-scale plastic art ever in need of renovating, while her father was a natural adventurer and loved nothing more than to travel, choosing a life of flight that also helped to mask his addiction to alcohol. These familial experiences color Harlan’s current journey as a mother attempting to shape a flourishing, rooted world for her son. Her memoir in essays skillfully explores the flexible, continually inventive natures of place, family, and home.

Like Love

Turns romance clichés inside out while poignantly and insightfully exploring the pleasures, possibilities, and lessons of unconsummated love.

Like Love

Author: Michele Morano

Publisher: Mad Creek Books

ISBN: 9780814255988

Page: 232

View: 453

Turns romance clichés inside out while poignantly and insightfully exploring the pleasures, possibilities, and lessons of unconsummated love.

How to Make a Slave and Other Essays

A bracing and often humorous examination by one of America's most acclaimed essayists of what it is to grow, parent, write, and exist as a black American male.

How to Make a Slave and Other Essays

Author: Jerald Walker

Publisher: Mad Creek Books

ISBN: 9780814255995

Page: 152

View: 797

Personal essays exploring identity, work, family, and community through the prism of race and black culture.

The Heart of California

Aaron Gilbreath writes a highly personal narrative of the San Joaquin Valley that incorporates history, Native American displacement, agriculture, environmental concerns, and more.

The Heart of California

Author: Aaron Gilbreath

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 149622308X

Page: 306

View: 291

Aaron Gilbreath writes a highly personal narrative of the San Joaquin Valley that incorporates history, Native American displacement, agriculture, environmental concerns, and more.

The Best American Essays

The essays collected in this book represent what Joyce Carol Oates in a
perceptive account of today's essay called “ the diversity of voices that now
constitute the American literary community . ” Although surprisingly diverse ,
these essays are ... In 2020 , as one commentator wondered , will book
publishers as a trade be as obsolete as blacksmiths ? Predictions of a bookless
future have , of course , 10 ...

The Best American Essays

Author: Robert Atwan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 445

View: 457

Drawn from the acclaimed Best American Essays series.these thirty-six essays reflect some of the most compelling writing in the genre. -Back cover. This version is designed for college students and classroom use. -Pref.

The Best American Essays 1996

As voice and video become increasingly common , will we be entering a new age
of graphic / audio texts that will dramatically alter the reading habits of a future
generation ? In 2020 , as one commentator wondered , will book publishers as a
 ...

The Best American Essays 1996

Author: Geoffrey C. Ward

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395717578

Page: 370

View: 972

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

River Teeth

To celebrate twenty years of introducing talented new writers to readers and publishing great nonfiction, the founding editors, Joe Mackall and Daniel W. Lehman, have selected their all-time favorite essays published in River Teeth in this ...

River Teeth

Author: Joe Mackall

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780826361394

Page: 360

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To celebrate twenty years of introducing talented new writers to readers and publishing great nonfiction, the founding editors, Joe Mackall and Daniel W. Lehman, have selected their all-time favorite essays published in River Teeth in this stunning collection.

The Best American Poetry 2019

The 2019 edition of The Best American Poetry—“one of the mainstays of the poetry publication world” (Academy of American Poets)—now guest edited by Major Jackson, award-winning poet and poetry editor of the Harvard Review.

The Best American Poetry 2019

Author: David Lehman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982106581

Page: 224

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The 2019 edition of The Best American Poetry—“one of the mainstays of the poetry publication world” (Academy of American Poets)—now guest edited by Major Jackson, award-winning poet and poetry editor of the Harvard Review. Since 1988, The Best American Poetry has been the leading anthology of contemporary American poetry. The Washington Post said of the 2017 edition, “The poems...have a wonderful cohesion and flow, as if each contributes to a larger narrative about life today…While readers may question some of the selections—an annual sport with this series—most will find much that resonates, including the insightful author notes at the back of the anthology.” The state of the world has inspired many to write poetry, and to read it—to share all the rage, beauty, and every other thing under the sun in the way that only poetry can. Now the foremost anthology of contemporary American poetry returns, guest edited by Major Jackson, the poet and editor who, “makes poems that rumble and rock” (poet Dorianne Laux). This brilliant 2019 edition includes some of the year’s most defining, striking, and innovative poems and poets.