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The best American essays 2004

Author: Louis Menand; Robert Atwan
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
Series: Best American series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected, and most popular, of its kind.
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Genre/Form: Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Menand; Robert Atwan
ISBN: 0618357092 9780618357093 0618357068 9780618357062
OCLC Number: 56700625
Notes: Includes biographical notes (p. [309]-315).
Description: xviii, 323 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Robert Atwan --
Introduction / Louis Menand --
America, look at your shame / James Agee --
Envy / Kathryn Chetkovich --
The last Americans / Jared Diamond --
The Arctic hedonist / Anne Fadiman --
Caught / Jonathan Franzen --
The unreal thing / Adam Gopnik --
A sudden illness / Laura Hillenbrand --
Passover in Baghdad / Tim Judah --
My '80s / Wayne Koestenbaum --
My Yiddish / Leonard Michaels --
Bix and Flannery / Ben Miller --
Against cool / Rick Moody --
Yarn / Kyoko Mori --
Lifelike / Susan Orlean --
Rock 101 / Alex Ross --
The mind's eye / Oliver Sacks --
My lost city / Luc Sante --
Arrow and wound / Mark Slouka --
My father is a book / Janna Malamud Smith --
Bullet in my neck / Gerald Stern --
Amor perdida / Tennessee Williams --
An enlarged heart / Cynthia Zarin --
Biographical notes --
Notable essays of 2003.
Series Title: Best American series.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Louis Menand ; Robert Atwan, series editor.

Abstract:

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected, and most popular, of its kind.

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