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Publisher Comments:

Best-selling author Alan Lightman selects the year's finest nonfiction as this acclaimed series celebrates its fifteenth year. He has chosen a diverse, very personal collection that celebrates the essay as an independent genre unlike any other. This year's pieces embrace stylistic freedom and strong opinions and afford the reader a fascinating view of the writer's mind as it struggles with truth, memory, and experience. Featured writers include Jamaica Kincaid, Edward Hoagland, Cynthia Ozick, Mary Gordon, Edwidge Danticat, and others.

Review:

"The editors of the newest volume in this consistently excellent series have selected 21 vigorous essays, many of which address an issue crucial to our time: just how seduced and addled are we by technology? Some essays are intimate....Others are invigoratingly polemic....And two are poetic....But all share the vitality of thought and clarity of style the best of the form exemplifies, and many deepen the conversation about how science, technology, and rampant commercialism are changing our environment and our consciousness." Donna Seaman, Booklist

Synopsis:

Best-selling author Alan Lightman selects the years finest nonfiction as this acclaimed series celebrates its fifteenth year. He has chosen a diverse, very personal collection that celebrates the essay as an independent genre unlike any other. This years pieces embrace stylistic freedom and strong opinions and afford the reader a fascinating view of the writers mind as it struggles with truth, memory, and experience. Featured writers include Jamaica Kincaid, Edward Hoagland, Cynthia Ozick, Mary Gordon, Edwidge Danticat, and others.

About the Author

ROBERT ATWAN has been the series editor of The Best American Essays since its inception in 1986. He has edited numerous literary anthologies and written essays and reviews for periodicals nationwide.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword by Robert Atwan ix Introduction by Alan Lightman xiii andré aciman. The Last Time I Saw Paris 1 from Commentary wendell berry. In Distrust of Movements 13 from Orion ian buruma. The Joys and Perils of Victimhood 20 from The New York Review of Books fred daguiar. A Son in Shadow 32 from Harpers Magazine edwidge danticat. Westbury Court 47 from New Letters william h. gass. In Defense of the Book 52 from Harpers Magazine mary gordon. Rome: The Visible City 64 from Salmagundi edward hoagland. Earths Eye 80 from Sierra jamaica kincaid. Those Words That Echo . . . Echo . . . Echo Through Life 86 from The New York Times geeta kothari. If You Are What You Eat, Then What Am I? 91 from The Kenyon Review richard mccann. The Resurrectionist 101 from Tin House cynthia ozick. The Synthetic Sublime 110 from The New Yorker scott russell sanders. The Force of Spirit 122 from Orion lynne sharon schwartz. At a Certain Age 134 from The Threepenny Review peter singer. The Singer Solution to World Poverty 140 from The New York Times Magazine floyd skloot. Gray Area: Thinking with a Damaged Brain 147 from Creative Nonfiction mark slouka. Listening for Silence 160 from Harpers Magazine cheryl strayed. Heroin/e 169 from DoubleTake andrew sullivan. Whats So Bad About Hate? 182 from The New York Times Magazine steven weinberg. A Designer Universe? 201 from The New York Review of Books terry tempest williams. A Shark in the Mind of One Contemplating Wilderness 211 from The Nation Biographical Notes 221 Notable Essays of 1999 226

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618035809
Editor:
Lightman, Alan P.
Editor:
Atwan, Robert
Editor:
Lightman, Alan
Editor:
Lightman, Alan; Atwan, Robert
Editor:
Atwan, Robert
Author:
Lightman
Author:
Lightman, Alan
Author:
obert Atwan
Author:
Atwan, Robert
Author:
R
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston, MA
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
American essays
Subject:
American essays - 21st century
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American Essays (Paperback)
Series Volume:
106-473
Publication Date:
October 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.32x5.46x.68 in. .64 lbs.

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"Review" by , "The editors of the newest volume in this consistently excellent series have selected 21 vigorous essays, many of which address an issue crucial to our time: just how seduced and addled are we by technology? Some essays are intimate....Others are invigoratingly polemic....And two are poetic....But all share the vitality of thought and clarity of style the best of the form exemplifies, and many deepen the conversation about how science, technology, and rampant commercialism are changing our environment and our consciousness."
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Best-selling author Alan Lightman selects the years finest nonfiction as this acclaimed series celebrates its fifteenth year. He has chosen a diverse, very personal collection that celebrates the essay as an independent genre unlike any other. This years pieces embrace stylistic freedom and strong opinions and afford the reader a fascinating view of the writers mind as it struggles with truth, memory, and experience. Featured writers include Jamaica Kincaid, Edward Hoagland, Cynthia Ozick, Mary Gordon, Edwidge Danticat, and others.
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