Best American Essays 2014

Best American Essays 2014

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"A creature from an alternative universe . . . wanting to understand what is on the American mind should rush to the nearest bookstore and buy a copy of this distinguished anthology . . . Exhilarating." -- Publishers Weekly

The Best American Essays 2014 is selected and introduced by John Jeremiah Sullivan, author of the critically acclaimed essay collection Pulphead. The New York Times placed Sullivan "among the best young nonfiction writers in English" and the New York Times Book Review heralded Pulphead as "the best, and most important, collection of magazine writing since Wallace's A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 233 pages
  • 138 x 208 x 20mm | 220g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0544309901
  • 9780544309906
  • 242,660

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The Best American Series
In our age of trigger warnings and jeopardized free expression, The Best American Essays 2014 does not shy away from shocking extremes, ambiguities, or dualities. As guest editor John Jeremiah Sullivan notes, the essay assumes many two-sided forms, and these diverse pieces capture all the conceptions of what an essay can be: the loose and the strict, the flourish and the finished, the try and the trial. His choices embrace the high and the low, the memoirist s confession and the journalist s reportage, and all the gray area in between. From a hotel in Mongolia to a Clockwork Orange like Baltimore, from a Rome emergency room to Burning Man, these diverse pieces surprise and entertain, inform and titillate.
The Best American Essays 2014 includes Kristin Dombek, Dave Eggers, Leslie Jamison, Ariel Levy, Yiyun Li, Barry Lopez, Zadie Smith, Wells Tower, James Wood, and others.
[INSERT AUTHOR PHOTO] John Jeremiah Sullivan, editor, is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and the southern editor of the Paris Review. He s been the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award, two National Magazine Awards, a Pushcart Prize, an M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award, and a fellowship at the New York Public Library s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. He is the author of Blood Horses: Notes of a Sportswriter s Son and Pulphead: Essays.
Robert Atwan, the series editor of The Best American Essays since its inception in 1986, has published on a wide variety of subjects, from American advertising and early photography to ancient divination and Shakespeare. His criticism, essays, humor, poetry, and fiction have appeared in numerous periodicals nationwide.
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