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Fifty five unforgettable essays by the finest American writers of the twentieth century.

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The Best American Essays of the Century (The Best American Series)
October 10, 2001, Houghton Mifflin
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2000, Houghton Mifflin Co.
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Table of Contents

Foreword -- by Robert Atwan
Introduction -- by Joyce Carol Oates
Corn-pone opinions -- Mark Twain
Of the coming of John -- W.E.B. Du Bois
Law of acceleration -- Henry Adams
Stickeen -- John Muir
Moral equivalent of war -- William James
Handicapped -- Randolph Bourne
Coatesville -- John Jay Chapman
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Disposable rocket -- John Updike
hey all just went away -- Joyce Carol Oates
Graven images -- Saul Bellow
Biographical notes --
Appendix: Notable twentieth-century American literary nonfiction.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [569]-590).

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Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
814.508
Library of Congress
PS688 .B478 2000, PS688, PS688 .B47 2000

The Physical Object

Pagination
596 p. ;
Number of pages
596

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24939015M
Internet Archive
bestamericane00oate
ISBN 10
0618043705, 0618155872
ISBN 13
9780618043705, 9780618155873
OCLC/WorldCat
44945696

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