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The best American essays 1986

Author: Elizabeth Hardwick; Robert Atwan
Publisher: New York : Ticknor & Fields, 1986.
Series: Best American series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Compiles a selection of the best literary essays of the year 1985 which were originally published in American periodicals.
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Genre/Form: Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Best American essays 1986.
New York : Ticknor & Fields, 1986
(OCoLC)760843378
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Hardwick; Robert Atwan
ISBN: 0899194672 9780899194677 0899194745 9780899194745
OCLC Number: 14643040
Performer(s): Robert Atwan, series editor.
Description: xxi, 290 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The follies of writer worship / Julian Barnes --
Not-knowing / Donald Barthelme --
Flight from Byzantium / Joseph Brodsky --
Heatherdown : a late imperialist memoir / Alexander Cockburn --
The passing of jazz's old guard : remembering Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, and Sonny Stitt / Gerald Early --
Of accidental judgments and casual slaughters / Kai Erikson --
When the cockroach stood by the mickle wood / Robert Fitzgerald --
China still lifes / William Gass --
Nasty little facts / Stephen Jay Gould --
Dressed to thrill / Anne Hollander --
Morality and foreign policy / George F. Kennan --
On boxing / Joyce Carol Oates --
The first day of school : Washington Square, 1946 / Cynthia Ozick --
The body of Bach / Edward Rothstein --
Visions of the Pacific / Frederick Turner --
On Italo Calvino / Gore Vidal --
Julia / John Wain.
Series Title: Best American series.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Elizabeth Hardwick ; Robert Atwan, series editor.

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Compiles a selection of the best literary essays of the year 1985 which were originally published in American periodicals.

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