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Best American Essays of 1986

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Table of 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.

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Ticknor & Fields
New York :
American essays
Series Volume:
no. 403
Publication Date:
xxi, 290 p.

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