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The best American essays

Author: Robert Atwan
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : College ed., 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Best American essays.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1998
(OCoLC)762582191
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Atwan
ISBN: 0395870909 9780395870907
OCLC Number: 38371283
Description: xviii, 445 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Personal voice, identity, diversity, self-discovery: Hair / Marcia Aldrich --Silent dancing / Judith Ortiz Cofer--Burl's / Bernard Cooper --
In the kitchen / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. --
Kubota / Garrett Hongo --
On seeing England for the first time / Jamaica Kincaid --
Vital signs / Natalie Kusz --
Coming home again / Chang-Rae Lee --
Oranges and sweet sister boy /Judy Ruiz --
The inheritance of tools / Scott Russell Sanders --
Mother tongue / Amy Tan --
The gangster we are all looking for / Lê Thi Diem Thúy. 2. The Attentive mind ... : Think about it / Frank Conroy --
The stunt pilot / Annie Dillard --
Spring / Gretel Ehrlich --
Take the F / Ian Frazier --
Heaven and nature / Edward Hoagland --
No wonder they call me a bitch / Ann Hodgman --
Salt / Diana Kappel-Smith --
The stone horse / Barry Lopez --
They all just went away / Joyce Carol Oates --
Owls / Mary Oliver --
Crickets, bats, cats & chaos / Lewis Thomas --
The mystery of Mickey Mouse / John Updike.--
3. The public sphere ... : Yes, Oswald alone killed Kennedy / Jacob Cohen --
Hooked / Stanley Crouch --
Shouting "Fire!" / Alan M. Dershowitz. Who shot Johnny? / Debra Dickerson --
Understanding Afrocentrism why blacks dream of a world without whites / Gerald Early --
Counters and cable cars / Stephen Jay Gould --
What's wrong with animal rights / Vicki Hearne--
We are still only human / Verlyn Klinkenborg--
Talking AIDS to death / Randy Shilts--
A century of cinema / Susan Sontag --
On being black and middle class / Shelby Steele --
The killing game / Joy Williams.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Robert Atwan.

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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.

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