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This in-depth collection represents 8 essential twentieth-century essayists, with 3-5 pieces by each author. Included are Virginia Woolf, George Owell, E. B. White, James Baldwin, Joan Didion, James McConkey, Cynthia Ozick, and Alice Walker.

Table of Contents

1. Virginia Woolf

    The Death of the Moth

    Shakespeare's Sister

    The Shadow across the Page

    Professions for Women

    A Sketch of the Past

  2. George Orwell

    Shooting an Elephant

    A Hanging

    Marrakech

    Politics and the English Language

    Why I Write

  3. E.B. White

    Once More to the Lake

    Death of a Pig

    On a Florida Key

    The Ring of Time

    Walden

  4. James Baldwin

    Notes of a Native Son

    Stranger in the Village

    Equal in Paris

    Here Be Dangerous

  5. Joan Didion

    Goodbye to All That

    On Going Home

    On Morality

    Why I Write

    John Wayne: A Love Song

  6. James McConkey

    A Night Stand

    The Bullfrog Pond

    Passages Early and Late

    A Family Record

  7. Cynthia Ozick

    Washington Square, 1946

    The Seam of the Snail

    A Drugstore in Winter

    On Permission to Write

  8. Alice Walker

    Brothers and Sisters

    Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self

    In Search of Our Mother's Gardens

    Journey to Nine Miles

    

  A Sampler of Essays from Previous Editions

    Max Beerbohm, A Relic

    E. M. Forster, My Wood

    D. H. Lawrence, Adolf

    James Thurber, The Dog That Bit People

    Edmund Wilson, The Old Stone House

    Norman Mailer, Miami Beach

    Lewis Thomas, On Natural Death

    Paul Fussell, The Boy Scout Handbook

    Carol Bly, Getting Tired

    Edward Hoagland, The Courage of Turtles

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312101251
Author:
Smart, William
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
American essays
Subject:
Essay
Subject:
English essays
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
American essays -- 20th century.
Subject:
English essays -- 20th century.
Subject:
Reference-Reading
Edition Number:
6
Edition Description:
Sixth Edition
Publication Date:
19941115
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
346
Dimensions:
7.72 x 5.94 x 0.715 in

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