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The Penguin book of contemporary American essays

Author: Maureen Howard
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1985, ©1984.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen Howard
ISBN: 0140066187 9780140066180
OCLC Number: 12081036
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1984.
Description: xxix, 282 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The tyranny of the visual / Michael J. Arlen --
Afterthoughts on the Rosenbergs / Leslie A. Fiedler --
Pope John Paul II / Garry Wills --
Halloween party / Lillian Ross --
The flag / Russell Baker --
And now let's hear it for the Ed Sullivan show! / Donald Barthelme --
Fifth avenue, uptown : A letter from Harlem / James Baldwin --
The ninth presidential paper, totalitarianism ; The big bite, May, 1963 / Norman Mailer --
Trotsky, Orwell, and socialism / Dwight Macdonald --
How much due process is due a president? / Charles Rembar --
The artist and society / William Gass --
The golden age, time past / Ralph Ellison --
The geography of the imagination / Guy Davenport --
The misnamed, mistreated, and misunderstood Irish elk / Stephen Jay Gould --
Computers / Lewis Thomas --
Very like a whate / Robert Finch --
Hailing the elusory mountain lion / Edward Hoagland --
Eclipse / John Updike --
Ahab and Nemesis / A.J. Liebling --
A sweet devouring / Eudora Welty --
Once a tramp, always ... / M.F.K. Fisher --
On keeping a notebook / Joan Didion --
Jean : some fragments / Howard Moss --
My war / Paul Fussell --
Boston : the lost ideal / Elizabeth Hardwick --
St. Augustine and the bullfight / Katherine Anne Porter.
Responsibility: Maureen Howard, editor.

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