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Best American Essays, 1990by Justin E Kaplan
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Essays by Paul West, Tom Wolfe, Ann Hodgman, Sue Hubbell, Joy Williams, Natalie Kusz, Randy Shilts, Annie Dillard, Jay McInerney, Michael Arlen, Stanley Elkin, Jacques Barzun, Micheal Pollan, Stuart Klawans, Anatole Broyard, Leonard Michaels, Alan M. Dershowitz, Stephen Jay Gould, and James Alan McPherson.
Table of Contents
Armenian journal / Michael Arlen — The paradoxes of creativity / Jacques Barzun — Intoxicated by my illness / Anatole Broyard — Shouting "fire!" / Alan M. Dershowitz — The stunt pilot / Annie Dillard — At the Academy Awards / Stanley Elkin — A few kind words for envy / Joseph Epstein — The creation myths of Cooperstown / Stephen Jay Gould — No wonder they call me a bitch / Ann Hodgman — The Vicks-burg ghost /Sue Hubbell — The corpse in the mirror: the Warhol wake /Stuart Klawans — Vital signs / Natalie Kusz — The fisherwoman's daughter / Ursula K. Le Guin — Raymond Carver, mentor / Jay McInerney — To Blacks and Jews: Hab Rachmones / James A. McPherson — I'm having trouble with my relationship / Leonard Michaels — Why mow? The case against lawns / Michael Pollan — Talking AIDS to death / Randy Shilts — Portrait of the artist as a lion on stilts / Paul West — Save the whales, screw the shrimp / Joy Williams — Stalking the billion-footed beast / Tom Wolfe.
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