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Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works. That selection is pared down to the twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field. This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind. Here you will find another "splendid array of unpredictable and delectable essays" (Booklist), chosen by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Louis Menand, another collection with "delights on every page" (Dallas Morning News). The Best American Essays once again earns its place as the liveliest and leading annual of its kind.

Synopsis:

Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works. That selection is pared down to the twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field. This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

Here you will find another "splendid array of unpredictable and delectable essays" (Booklist), chosen by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Louis Menand, another collection with "delights on every page" (Dallas Morning News). The Best American Essays once again earns its place as the liveliest and leading annual of its kind.

Synopsis:

Here is another "splendid array of unpredictable and delectable essays" ("Booklist") chosen by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Louis Menand. "The Best American Essays" once again earns its place as the liveliest and leading annual of its kind.

About the Author

Louis Menand is the author of The Metaphysical Club and American Studies and is a staff writer for The New Yorker.

Since the inception of The Best American Essays in 1986 as a trade book title, Robert Atwan has been series editor. He has published reviews and essays in a range of periodicals and edited a number of other literature anthologies. Atwan most recently edited two collections of poetry with a Biblical theme, Chapters into Verse and Divine Inspiration, both published by Oxford University Press.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Introduction xiv
"America, Look at Your Shame!" from Oxford American 1
"Envy" from Granta 9
"The Last Americans" from Harper's Magazine 30
"The Arctic Hedonist" from The American Scholar 48
"Caught" from The New Yorker 61
"The Unreal Thing" from The New Yorker 86
"A Sudden Illness" from The New Yorker 96
"Passover in Baghdad" from Granta 114
"My '80s" from Artforum 128
"My Yiddish" from The Threepenny Review 138
"Bix and Flannery" from Raritan 152
"Against Cool" from Gingko Tree Review 160
"Yarn" from Harvard Review 194
"Lifelike" from The New Yorker 203
"Rock 101" from The New Yorker 213
"The Mind's Eye" from The New Yorker 225
"My Lost City" from The New York Review of Books 246
"Arrow and Wound" from Harper's Magazine 257
"My Father is a Book" from The Threepenny Review 269
"Bullet in My Neck" from The Georgia Review 277
"Amor Perdida" from Michigan Quarterly Review 287
"An Enlarged Heart" from The New Yorker 293
Biographical Notes 311
Notable Essays of 2003 316

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618357093
Series Editor:
Menand, Louis
Editor:
Atwan, Robert
Editor:
Menand, Louis
Editor:
Atwan, Robert
Editor:
Atwan, Robert; Menand, Louis
Author:
Menand, Louis
Author:
Atwan, Robert
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
American essays
Subject:
American essays - 21st century
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2004
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American Essays
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.20x5.50x.90 in. .88 lbs.

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Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works. That selection is pared down to the twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field. This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

Here you will find another "splendid array of unpredictable and delectable essays" (Booklist), chosen by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Louis Menand, another collection with "delights on every page" (Dallas Morning News). The Best American Essays once again earns its place as the liveliest and leading annual of its kind.

"Synopsis" by , Here is another "splendid array of unpredictable and delectable essays" ("Booklist") chosen by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Louis Menand. "The Best American Essays" once again earns its place as the liveliest and leading annual of its kind.
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