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The Best American Essays (Paperback, International ed of 6th revised ed): Robert Atwan The Best American Essays (Paperback, International ed of 6th revised ed)
Robert Atwan
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"The Best American Essays, International Edition", presents highly regarded contemporary authors at their best. The essays are thematically arranged and selected from the popular trade series of the same name. They also cover common rhetorical modes, including narration and argumentation, providing instructors optimal flexibility with respect to course approach. In the introduction, Robert Atwan offers an overview of various types of essays to prepare students for the readings that follow. To further prepare students, 'Essayists on the Essay' offers insightful commentaries about the genre from many of today's top writers.

The Best American Essays 2018 (Paperback): Hilton Als, Robert Atwan The Best American Essays 2018 (Paperback)
Hilton Als, Robert Atwan 1
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The Best American Essays 2016 (Paperback, 2016 ed.): Jonathan Franzen, Robert Atwan The Best American Essays 2016 (Paperback, 2016 ed.)
Jonathan Franzen, Robert Atwan
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The Best American Essays (Paperback, 2013 ed.): Robert Atwan, Cheryl Strayed The Best American Essays (Paperback, 2013 ed.)
Robert Atwan, Cheryl Strayed
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Selected and introduced by Cheryl Strayed, the "New York Times" best-selling author of "Wild" and the writer of the celebrated column "Dear Sugar," this collection is a treasure trove of fine writing and thought-provoking essays.

The Best American Essays Of The Century (Paperback): Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Atwan The Best American Essays Of The Century (Paperback)
Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Atwan; Edited by Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Atwan
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This singular collection is nothing less than a political, spiritual, and intensely personal record of America’s tumultuous modern age, as experienced by our foremost critics, commentators, activists, and artists. Joyce Carol Oates has collected a group of works that are both intimate and important, essays that move from personal experience to larger significance without severing the connection between speaker and audience. From Ernest Hemingway covering bullfights in Pamplona to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” these essays fit, in the words of Joyce Carol Oates, “into a kind of mobile mosaic suggest[ing] where we’ve come from, and who we are, and where we are going.” Among those whose work is included are Mark Twain, John Muir, T. S. Eliot, Richard Wright, Vladimir Nabokov, James Baldwin, Tom Wolfe, Susan Sontag, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Joan Didion, Cynthia Ozick, Saul Bellow, Stephen Jay Gould, Edward Hoagland, and Annie Dillard.


The Best American Essays 2011 (Paperback, None): Edwidge Danticat, Robert Atwan The Best American Essays 2011 (Paperback, None)
Edwidge Danticat, Robert Atwan
R273 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R17 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Best American Series(R)
First, Best, and Best-Selling
The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites . A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected--and most popular--of its kind.
"The Best American Essays 2011" includes
Hilton Als, Katy Butler, Toi Derricotte, Christopher Hitchens,
Pico Iyer, Charlie LeDuff, Chang-Rae Lee, Lia Purpura, Zadie Smith,
Reshma Memon Yaqub, and others

The Best American Essays 2017 (Paperback): Leslie Jamison, Robert Atwan The Best American Essays 2017 (Paperback)
Leslie Jamison, Robert Atwan
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The Best American Essays of the Century (Hardcover): Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Atwan The Best American Essays of the Century (Hardcover)
Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Atwan
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America Now - Short Readings from Recent Periodicals (Paperback, 12th ed.): Robert Atwan America Now - Short Readings from Recent Periodicals (Paperback, 12th ed.)
Robert Atwan
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The Best American Essays 2015 (Paperback): Ariel Levy, Robert Atwan The Best American Essays 2015 (Paperback)
Ariel Levy, Robert Atwan
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A Mind Of Winter (Paperback): Robert Atwan A Mind Of Winter (Paperback)
Robert Atwan
R177 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R45 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

There is no better time to curl up in a comfortable chair and read than in wintertime. And winter has been a powerful muse for many of America's best loved poets. The elegant patterns of frost on a windowpane, a child on a sled, a lone fox foraging for food on a desolate landscape, the comic smile of a snowman, the sobering sight of an unkempt man huddled against the cold, or a pair of red slippers glimpsed in a shop window in a gray, windy sleet have all provided inspiration for poems that sustain and renew us.
"A Mind of Winter" collects thirty-two of the most moving poems on the experience of winter. Illustrated throughout with elegant period woodcuts by Thomas Nason, the poems range from the great classics-James Russell Lowell's "The First Snow Fall" and John Greenleaf Whittier's "Snow-Bound"-to the more contemporary, free form, and diverse-Rafael Campo's "Begging for Change in Winter" and Gertrude Schnackenberg's "The Paperweight."
While all the poets focus on the experience of winter as their theme, each provides us with an illuminating glimpse of winter's subtle forms. Marge Piercy is grateful on New Year's Day for all she has been given; Mary Oliver observes the cruel Darwinian reality of nature; Peter Davison muses on the irony of a "snowless New England"; and Robert Frost is surprised by joy while out for a walk on a winter's day. Each reminds us, in the words of Wallace Stevens, that "one must have a mind of winter/to regard the frost and the boughs/of the pine-trees crusted with snow . . ."
Contributors include: Rosanna Warren, Emily Dickinson, Richard Wilbur, Angelina Weld Grimke, Amy Lowell, Charles Simic, Peter Davison, Mary Oliver, Sylvia Plath, Marge Piercy, James Merrill, and Maxine Kumin.

The Writer's Presence - A Pool of Readings (Book, 9th ed.): Donald McQuade, Robert Atwan The Writer's Presence - A Pool of Readings (Book, 9th ed.)
Donald McQuade, Robert Atwan
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The Best American Essays (Paperback, 2012 ed.): Robert Atwan, David Brooks The Best American Essays (Paperback, 2012 ed.)
Robert Atwan, David Brooks
R378 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R57 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Best American Series(R)
First, Best, and Best-Selling
The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected -- and most popular -- of its kind.
"The Best American Essays 2012" includes
Marcia Angell, Miah Arnold, Mark Doty, Joseph Epstein, Jonathan Franzen,
Malcolm Gladwell, Francine Prose, Lauren Slater,
Sandra Tsing Loh, Jose Antonio Vargas, and others

The Language Of Spring (Hardcover): Robert Atwan The Language Of Spring (Hardcover)
Robert Atwan
R278 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R57 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"The Language of Spring" collects some thirty of the most evocative English-language poems on the experience of spring. The poems range from the traditional and formal (Gerard Manley Hopkins"s "Spring" and Edna St. Vincent Millay"s "English Sparrows") to the contemporary, experimental, and diverse (Henry Reed"s "Naming of Parts," Marie Ponsot"s "Mauve," and William Carlos Williams"s "The Widow"s Lament in Springtime"). Each poem beautifully illuminates another small spot of time in the enthralling season of renewal.
Other contributors include: Maxine Kumin (the volume"s title is adapted from her poem), Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Mary Oliver, Richard Wright, John Updike, Walt Whitman, Yusef Komunyakaa, e. e. cummings, D. H. Lawrence, Claude McKay, Jane Kenyon, Sara Teasdale, Philip Larkin, Anne Sexton, James Tate, and A. R. Ammons.

The Best American Essays 2009 (Paperback, 2009 ed.): Mary Oliver The Best American Essays 2009 (Paperback, 2009 ed.)
Mary Oliver; Edited by Robert Atwan
R269 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R37 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Edited by award-winning poet and essayist Mary Oliver, the latest edition of this "rich and thoughtful collection" ("Publishers Weekly") offers the finest essays "judiciously selected from countless publications" ("Chicago Tribune").

The Best American Essays (Paperback, 2008 ed.): Adam Gopnik, Robert Atwan The Best American Essays (Paperback, 2008 ed.)
Adam Gopnik, Robert Atwan
R361 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R54 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Here you will find the finest essays "judiciously selected from countless publications" (Chicago Tribune), ranging from The New Yorker and Harper's to Swink and Pinch. In his introduction to this year's edition, Adam Gopnik finds that great essays have "text and inner text, personal story and larger point, the thing you're supposed to be paying attention to and some other thing you're really interested in." David Sedaris's quirky, hilarious account of a childhood spent yearning for a home where history was properly respected is also a poignant rumination on surviving the passage of time. In "The Ecstasy of Influence," Jonathan Lethem ponders the intriguing phenomenon of cryptomnesia: a person believes herself to be creating something new but is really recalling similar, previously encountered work. Ariel Levy writes in "The Lesbian Bride's Handbook" of her efforts to plan a party that accurately reflects her lifestyle (which she notes is "not black-tie!") as she confronts head-on what it means to be married. And Lauren Slater is off to "Tripp Lake," recounting the one summer she spent at camp--a summer of color wars, horseback riding, and the "wild sadness" that settled in her when she was away from home.
In the end, Gopnik believes that the only real ambition of an essayist is to be a master of our common life. This latest installment of The Best American Essays is full of writing that reveals, in Gopnik's words, "the breath of things as they are."

The Best American Essays (Paperback, 2006): Lauren Slater, Robert Atwan The Best American Essays (Paperback, 2006)
Lauren Slater, Robert Atwan
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"The essays in this volume are powerful, plainspoken meditations on birthing, dying, and all the business in between," writes Lauren Slater in her introduction to the 2006 edition. "They reflect the best of what we, as a singular species, have to offer, which is reflection in a context of kindness. The essays tell hard-won tales wrestled sometimes from great pain."
The twenty powerful essays in this volume are culled from periodicals ranging from The Sun to The New Yorker, from Crab Orchard Review to Vanity Fair. In "Missing Bellow," Scott Turow reflects on the death of an author he never met, but one who "overpowered me in a way no other writer had." Adam Gopnik confronts a different kind of death, that of his five-year-old daughter's pet fish -- a demise that churns up nothing less than "the problem of consciousness and the plotline of Hitchock's Vertigo."
A pet is center stage as well in Susan Orlean's witty and compassionate saga of a successful hunt for a stolen border collie. Poe Ballantine chronicles a raw-nerved pilgrimage in search of salvation, solace, and a pretty brunette, and Laurie Abraham, in "Kinsey and Me," journeys after the man who dared to plumb the mysteries of human desire. Marjorie Williams gives a harrowing yet luminous account of her life with cancer, and Michele Morano muses on the grammar of the subjunctive mood while proving that "in language, as in life, moods are complicated, but at least in language there are only two."

The Best American Essays (Paperback, 2005 ed.): Susan Orlean, Robert Atwan The Best American Essays (Paperback, 2005 ed.)
Susan Orlean, Robert Atwan
R367 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R54 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the very best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected--and most popular--of its kind.
The Best American Essays 2005 includes
Roger Angell - Andrea Barrett - Jonathan Franzen - Ian Frazier - Edward Hoagland - Ted Kooser - Jonathan Lethem - Danielle Ofri - Oliver Sacks - Cathleen Schine - David Sedaris - Robert Stone - David Foster Wallace - and others
Susan Orlean, guest editor, is the author of My Kind of Place, The Orchid Thief, The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup, and Saturday Night. A staff writer for The New Yorker since 1982, she has also written for Outside, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Vogue.

The Best American Essays (Paperback, 2004 ed.): Louis Menand, Robert Atwan The Best American Essays (Paperback, 2004 ed.)
Louis Menand, Robert Atwan
R400 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R61 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works. That selection is pared down to the twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field. This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected -- and most popular -- of its kind.
Here you will find another "splendid array of unpredictable and delectable essays" (Booklist), chosen by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Louis Menand, another collection with "delights on every page" (Dallas Morning News). The Best American Essays once again earns its place as the liveliest and leading annual of its kind.

The Best American Essays 2003 (Paperback, 2003 ed.): Anne Fadiman, Robert Atwan The Best American Essays 2003 (Paperback, 2003 ed.)
Anne Fadiman, Robert Atwan
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Since 1986, The Best American Essays has gathered the most interesting and provocative writing of the year, establishing a firm place as the leading annual of its kind. The volume is edited each year by an esteemed writer who brings a fresh eye to the selections. Previous editors have included Elizabeth Hardwick, Susan Sontag, Geoffrey C. Ward, Cynthia Ozick, and Stephen Jay Gould. This year’s volume is terrifically diverse, with subjects ranging from driving lessons to animal rights to citizenship in times of emergency.


The Best American Essays (Paperback, 2001st 2001 ed.): Kathleen Norris The Best American Essays (Paperback, 2001st 2001 ed.)
Kathleen Norris; Edited by Robert Atwan
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This year’s Best American Essays is edited by the best-selling, award-winning writer Kathleen Norris, whose books include Dakota andThe Virgin of Bennington. “The writers in this volume invite us into hidden places: a surgical pathologist’s laboratory, the boxing gym where a college professor and his student learn unexpected lessons about discipline, pain, and growing to adulthood. There are many discoveries to be made here, and I gladly invite the reader to an uncommonly rich and rewarding book.” — Kathleen Norris


The Best American Essays (Paperback, 2010 ed.): Christopher Hitchens The Best American Essays (Paperback, 2010 ed.)
Christopher Hitchens; Edited by Robert Atwan
R276 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R66 (24%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

The provocative and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens takes the helm of the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this perennial favorite that is "reliable and yet still surprising--the best of the best" ("Kirkus Reviews").

Chapters into Verse - A Selection of Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible from Genesis through Revelation (Paperback,... Chapters into Verse - A Selection of Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible from Genesis through Revelation (Paperback, Abridged Ed)
Robert Atwan, Laurance Wieder
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Drawing a unique map of the history of English poetry, Chapters Into Verse surveys and defines the literary legacy of the Scriptures from the fourteenth century to the present. Arranged in scriptural order from Genesis to Revelation, the book presents each poem alongside the biblical passage that inspired it. Thus readers can conveniently witness the various ways sacred text has sparked the imagination of poets throughout the ages. The editors have included poems by virtually all the prominent religious poets--among them John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Edward Taylor, and Gerard Manly Hopkins. Included, too, are devotional and visionary works from a wide range of vintage poets--Robert Burns, William Blake, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, Alfred Tennyson, and Robert Browning. Proving that the Bible is just as powerful a source of inspiration today as it was in the past, the collection also assembles a mixed congregation of modern and contemporary poets, such as Dylan Thomas, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Countee Cullen, e.e. cummings, William Butler Yeats, Laura (Riding) Jackson, A.D. Hope, Denise Levertov, and Philip Levine.

Of enduring interest to readers of both scripture and literature, this anthology illuminates key passages of the Old and New Testament. In selection after selection, readers will encounter an astonishing variety of religious experiences, as a host of poets from many eras and many backgrounds respond to Holy Scripture profoundly and imaginatively.

America Now - Short Readings from Recent Periodicals (Paperback, 10th 2013 ed.): Robert Atwan, Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers America Now - Short Readings from Recent Periodicals (Paperback, 10th 2013 ed.)
Robert Atwan, Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers
R1,358 Discovery Miles 13 580 Special order
Writer's Reference 7e & America Now 10e (Book, 7th ed.): Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers, Robert Atwan Writer's Reference 7e & America Now 10e (Book, 7th ed.)
Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers, Robert Atwan
R1,980 Discovery Miles 19 800 Special order
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