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The Resource The best American essays of the century, Joyce Carol Oates, editor ; Robert Atwan, coeditor ; with an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates

The best American essays of the century, Joyce Carol Oates, editor ; Robert Atwan, coeditor ; with an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates

Label
The best American essays of the century
Title
The best American essays of the century
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates, editor ; Robert Atwan, coeditor ; with an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates
Contributor
Author of introduction,
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Fifty five unforgettable essays by the finest American writers of the twentieth century
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
CO2
Dewey number
814.508
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS688
LC item number
.B478 2000
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The best American essays of the century, Joyce Carol Oates, editor ; Robert Atwan, coeditor ; with an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [569]-590)
Contents
  • Law of acceleration
  • Drugstore in winter
  • Cynthia Ozick
  • Okinawa : the bloodiest battle of all
  • William Manchester
  • Heaven and nature
  • Edward Hoagland
  • Creation myths of Cooperstown
  • Stephen Jay Gould
  • Life with daughters : watching the Miss America Pageant
  • Gerald Early
  • Henry Adams
  • Disposable rocket
  • John Updike
  • They all just went away
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Graven images
  • Saul Bellow
  • Biographical notes
  • Appendix: Notable twentieth-century American literary nonfiction
  • Stickeen
  • John Muir
  • Moral equivalent of war
  • William James
  • Handicapped
  • Randolph Bourne
  • Coatesville
  • John Jay Chapman
  • Foreword
  • Devil baby at Hull-house
  • Jane Addams
  • Tradition and the individual talent
  • T.S. Eliot
  • Pamplona in July
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Hills of Zion
  • H.L. Mencken
  • How it feels to be colored me
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • by Robert Atwan
  • Old stone house
  • Edmund Wilson
  • What are master-pieces and why are there so few of them
  • Gertrude Stein
  • Crack-up
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Sex Ex Machina
  • James Thurber
  • Ethics of living Jim Crow: an autobiographical sketch
  • Richard Wright
  • Introduction
  • Knoxville: Summer of 1915
  • James Agee
  • Figure a poem makes
  • Robert Frost
  • Once more to the lake
  • E.B. White
  • Insert flap "A" and throw away
  • S.J. Perelman
  • Bop
  • Langston Hughes
  • by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Future is now
  • Katherine Anne Porter
  • Artists in uniform
  • Mary McCarthy
  • Marginal world
  • Rachel Carson
  • Notes of a native son
  • James Baldwin
  • Brown wasps
  • Loren Eiseley
  • Corn-pone opinions
  • Sweet devouring
  • Eudora Welty
  • Hundred thousand straightened nails
  • Donald Hall
  • Letter from Birmingham jail
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Putting daddy on
  • Tom Wolfe
  • Notes on "Camp"
  • Susan Sontag
  • Mark Twain
  • Perfect past
  • Vladimir Nabokov
  • Way to Rainy Mountain
  • N. Scott Momaday
  • Apotheosis of Martin Luther King
  • Elizabeth Hardwick
  • Illumination rounds
  • Michael Herr
  • I know why the caged bird sings
  • Maya Angelou
  • Of the coming of John
  • Lives of a cell
  • Lewis Thomas
  • Search for Marvin Gardens
  • John McPhee
  • Doomed in their sinking
  • William H. Gass
  • No name woman
  • Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Looking for Zora
  • Alice Walker
  • W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Women and honor : some notes on lying
  • Adrienne Rich
  • White album
  • Joan Didion
  • Aria : a memoir of a bilingual childhood
  • Richard Rodriguez
  • Solace of open spaces
  • Gretel Ehrlich
  • Total eclipse
  • Annie Dillard
Control code
ocm44945696
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 596 p.
Isbn
9780618155873
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)44945696
Label
The best American essays of the century, Joyce Carol Oates, editor ; Robert Atwan, coeditor ; with an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [569]-590)
Contents
  • Law of acceleration
  • Drugstore in winter
  • Cynthia Ozick
  • Okinawa : the bloodiest battle of all
  • William Manchester
  • Heaven and nature
  • Edward Hoagland
  • Creation myths of Cooperstown
  • Stephen Jay Gould
  • Life with daughters : watching the Miss America Pageant
  • Gerald Early
  • Henry Adams
  • Disposable rocket
  • John Updike
  • They all just went away
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Graven images
  • Saul Bellow
  • Biographical notes
  • Appendix: Notable twentieth-century American literary nonfiction
  • Stickeen
  • John Muir
  • Moral equivalent of war
  • William James
  • Handicapped
  • Randolph Bourne
  • Coatesville
  • John Jay Chapman
  • Foreword
  • Devil baby at Hull-house
  • Jane Addams
  • Tradition and the individual talent
  • T.S. Eliot
  • Pamplona in July
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Hills of Zion
  • H.L. Mencken
  • How it feels to be colored me
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • by Robert Atwan
  • Old stone house
  • Edmund Wilson
  • What are master-pieces and why are there so few of them
  • Gertrude Stein
  • Crack-up
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Sex Ex Machina
  • James Thurber
  • Ethics of living Jim Crow: an autobiographical sketch
  • Richard Wright
  • Introduction
  • Knoxville: Summer of 1915
  • James Agee
  • Figure a poem makes
  • Robert Frost
  • Once more to the lake
  • E.B. White
  • Insert flap "A" and throw away
  • S.J. Perelman
  • Bop
  • Langston Hughes
  • by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Future is now
  • Katherine Anne Porter
  • Artists in uniform
  • Mary McCarthy
  • Marginal world
  • Rachel Carson
  • Notes of a native son
  • James Baldwin
  • Brown wasps
  • Loren Eiseley
  • Corn-pone opinions
  • Sweet devouring
  • Eudora Welty
  • Hundred thousand straightened nails
  • Donald Hall
  • Letter from Birmingham jail
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Putting daddy on
  • Tom Wolfe
  • Notes on "Camp"
  • Susan Sontag
  • Mark Twain
  • Perfect past
  • Vladimir Nabokov
  • Way to Rainy Mountain
  • N. Scott Momaday
  • Apotheosis of Martin Luther King
  • Elizabeth Hardwick
  • Illumination rounds
  • Michael Herr
  • I know why the caged bird sings
  • Maya Angelou
  • Of the coming of John
  • Lives of a cell
  • Lewis Thomas
  • Search for Marvin Gardens
  • John McPhee
  • Doomed in their sinking
  • William H. Gass
  • No name woman
  • Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Looking for Zora
  • Alice Walker
  • W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Women and honor : some notes on lying
  • Adrienne Rich
  • White album
  • Joan Didion
  • Aria : a memoir of a bilingual childhood
  • Richard Rodriguez
  • Solace of open spaces
  • Gretel Ehrlich
  • Total eclipse
  • Annie Dillard
Control code
ocm44945696
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 596 p.
Isbn
9780618155873
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)44945696

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