The Best American Essays 2012

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The Best American Series® 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
Title: The best American essays 2012
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
Characteristics: xxiv, 310 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by David Brooks ; Robert Atwan, series editor
Notes: "A Mariner original."
Contents: The foul reign of "self-reliance" / Benjamin Anastas
The crazy state of psychiatry / Marcia Angell
You owe me / Miah Arnold
Edward Hopper and the geometry of despair / Geoffrey Bent
A beauty / Robert Boyers
The good short life / Dudley Clendinen
Vanishing act / Paul Collins
Insatiable / Mark Doty
Who are you and what are you doing here? / Mark Edmundson
Duh, bor-ing / Joseph Epstein
Farther away / Jonathan Franzen
Creation myth / Malcolm Gladwell
Dr. Don / Peter Hessler
Objects of affection / Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough
Getting schooled / Garret Keizer
My father/my husband / David J. Lawless
The accidental universe / Alan Lightman
The bitch is back / Sandra Tsing Loh
How doctors die / Ken Murray
Other women / Francine Prose
Humanism / Richard Sennett
Killing my body to save my mind / Lauren Slater
Outlaw / Jose Antonio Vargas
Paper tigers / Wesley Yang
Additional Contributors: Atwan, Robert Editor
Brooks, David 1961-, Editor
ISBN: 0547840098
Branch Call Number: 814.08 B5611 2012
Subject Headings: American essays 21st century
Topical Term: American essays
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Edited by New York Times columnist and best-selling author David Brooks, this classic collection of the year’s best includes thought-provoking essays from Marcia Angell, Miah Arnold, Mark Doty, Joseph Epstein, Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, Francine Prose, Lauren Slater, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jo... Read More »

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