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

Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- (Author of introduction). Atwan, Robert (Editor).
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  • ISBN: 0618043705
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 596 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston, [MA] : Houghton Mifflin Company, c2000.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical notes (p. [569]-590).
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword / by Robert Atwan -- Introduction / by Joyce Carol Oates -- Cort-pone opinions / Mark Twain -- Of the coming of John / W.E.B. Du Bois -- A law of acceleration / Henry Adams -- Stickeen / John Muir -- The moral equivalent of war / Wiiliam James -- The handicapped / Randolph Bourne -- Coatesville / John Jay Chapman /The devil baby at Hull-house / Jane Addams -- Tradition and the individual talent / T.S. Eliot -- Pamplona in July / Ernest Henigway -- The hills of Zion / H.L. Mensken -- How it feels to be colored me / Zora Neale Hurston -- The old stone house / Edmund Wilson -- What are master-pieces and why are there so few of them / Gertrude Stein -- The crack-up / F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Sex Ex Machina / James Thurber -- The ethics of living Jim Crow: an autobiographical sketch / Richard Wright -- Knoxville: Summer of 1915 / James Agee -- The 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 -- The future is now / Katherine Anne Porter -- Artists in uniform / Mary McCarthy -- The marginal world / Rachel Carson -- Notes of a native son / James Baldwin -- The brown wasps / Loren Eiseley -- A sweet devouring /
Summary, etc.: Fifty five unforgettable essays by the finest American writers of the twentieth century.

Available copies

  • 14 copies at Merrimack Valley Library Consortium. (Show)
  • 1 copy at Wilmington Memorial Library.

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0 current holds with 15 total copies.

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Subject: Essays

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