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The Best American Essays, 1996

Author: Geoffrey C Ward; Robert Atwan
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996. ©1996
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Selection of twenty-two essays by contemporary American prose writers, including biographical notes on each author, and a list of additional notable essays of 1995.
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Genre/Form: Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey C Ward; Robert Atwan
ISBN: 0395717566 9780395717561 0395717574 9780395717578
OCLC Number: 35894843
Description: xiv, 370 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / Robert Atwan --
Introduction / Geoffrey C. Ward --
Cather and the Academy / Joan Acocella --
Books as Furniture / Nicholson Baker --
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Elvis / Julie Baumgold --
Influenza 1918 / Jane Brox --
The Trouble with Wilderness / William Cronon --
Hooked / Stanley Crouch --
Understanding Afrocentrism : Why Blacks Dream of a World Without Whites / Gerald Early --
The Art of the Nap / Joseph Epstein --
A Lesson from Michelangelo / James Fenton --
Take the F / Ian Frazier --
The Ghosts of Mrs. Gandhi / Amitav Ghosh --
Wonderland / Adam Gopnik --
The Black Widow / Gordon Grice --
Brightness Visible / Edward Hoagland --
Coming Home Again / Chang-Rae Lee --
Crabcakes / James Alan McPherson --
They All Just Went Away / Joyce Carol Oates --
Owls / Mary Oliver --
Slouching Toward Washington / Darryl Pinckney --
Last Call of the Wild / Jonathan Raban --
One Violent Crime / Bruce Shapiro --
A Case of the Great Pox / William Styron --
Biographical Notes --
Notable Essays of 1995.
Responsibility: Edited and with an Introduction by Geoffrey C. Ward ; Robert Atwan, Series Editor.

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Selection of twenty-two essays by contemporary American prose writers, including biographical notes on each author, and a list of additional notable essays of 1995.

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