Best American Essays 2007
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
This year's collection is edited by the critically acclaimed writer David Foster Wallace. Contributors include Jo Ann Beard, Mark Danner, Malcolm Gladwell, Louis Menand, Molly Peacock, and others.
Robert Atwan is the series editor of The Best American Essays. He recently edited Divine Inspiration, a volume of world poetry on the Gospels.
Writer David Foster Wallace was born in Ithaca, New York on February 21, 1962. He received a B.A. from Amherst College in Massachusetts. He was working on his master's degree in creative writing at the University of Arizona when he published his debut novel "The Broom of the System" (1987). Wallace was also hired to teach creative writing at Illinois State University. Wallace published his second novel "Infinite Jest" (1996) which introduced a cast of characters that included recovering alcoholics, foreign statesmen, residents of a halfway house, and high-school tennis stars. He spent four years researching and writing this novel. His first collection of short stories was "Girl with Curious More...
Bob Atwan has been the series editor for "The Best American Essays" since its inception in 1986. He has edited numerous literary anthologies and written essays and reviews for periodicals nationwide.
|Introduction: Deciderization 2007 - a Special Report|
|Jo Ann Beard. Werner|
|from Tin House Ian Buruma. The Freedom to Offend|
|from The New Republic Mark Danner. Iraq: The War of the Imagination|
|from The New York Review of Books W. S. di Piero. Fathead's Hard Times|
|from The Threepenny Review George Gessert. An Orgy of Power|
|from Northwest Review Malcolm Gladwell. What the Dog Saw|
|from The New Yorker Mark Greif. Afternoon of the Sex Children|
|from n 1 Marione Ingram. Operation Gomorrah|
|from Granta Garret Keizer. Loaded|
|from Harper's Magazine John Lahr. Petrified|
|from The New Yorker Louis Menand. Name That Tone|
|from The New Yorker Daniel Orozco. Shakers|
|from StoryQuarterly Cynthia Ozick. Out from Xanadu|
|from The New York Times Book Review Molly Peacock. Passion Flowers in Winter|
|from PMS Phillip Robertson. In the Mosque of Imam Ali|
|from TriQuarterly Marilynne Robinson. Onward, Christian Liberals|
|from The American Scholar Richard Rodriguez. Disappointment|
|from California Elaine Scarry. Rules of Engagement|
|from Boston Review Roger Scruton. A Carnivore's Credo|
|from Harper's Magazine Peter Singer. What Should a Billionaire Give - and What Should You?|
|from The New York Times Magazine Jerald Walker. Dragon Slayers|
|from The Iowa Review Edward O. Wilson. Apocalypse Now|
|from The New Republic Contributors'|
|Notable Essays of 2006|
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