The Best American Essays of the Century

The Best American Essays of the Century

This singular collection is nothing less than a political, spiritual, and intensely personal record of America’s tumultuous modern age, as experienced by our foremost critics, commentators, activists, and artists. Joyce Carol Oates has collected a group of works that are both intimate and important, essays that move from personal experience to larger significance without severing the connection between speaker and audience.
From Ernest Hemingway covering bullfights in Pamplona to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” these essays fit, in the words of Joyce Carol Oates, “into a kind of mobile mosaic suggest[ing] where we’ve come from, and who we are, and where we are going.” Among those whose work is included are Mark Twain, John Muir, T. S. Eliot, Richard Wright, Vladimir Nabokov, James Baldwin, Tom Wolfe, Susan Sontag, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Joan Didion, Cynthia Ozick, Saul Bellow, Stephen Jay Gould, Edward Hoagland, and Annie Dillard.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618155873

  • ISBN-10: 0618155872

  • Pages: 624

  • Price: $19.95

  • Publication Date: 10/10/2001

  • Carton Quantity: 24

  • Age(s): 14,15,16

  • Grade(s): 9-12

Joyce Carol Oates
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Joyce Carol Oates

JOYCE CAROL OATES is the recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and the winner of the National Book Award. Among her major works are We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, and The Falls.
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Robert Atwan

ROBERT ATWAN has been the series editor of The Best American Essays since its inception in 1986. He has edited numerous literary anthologies and written essays and reviews for periodicals nationwide.
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Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618155873

  • ISBN-10: 0618155872

  • Pages: 624

  • Price: $19.95

  • Publication Date: 10/10/2001

  • Carton Quantity: 24

  • Age(s): 14,15,16

  • Grade(s): 9-12

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