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THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS, Sixth College 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.
Table of Contents
|Introduction and Prologue|
|The Personal Voice: Identity, Diversity, Self-Discovery|
|"The Blue Machinery of Summer"|
|"The Inheritance of Tools"|
|The Attentive Mind: Observation, Reflection, Insight|
|"Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog"|
|"A Lovely Sort of Lower Purpose"|
|"The Dark Art of Description"|
|"The Lesbian Bride's Handbook"|
|"The Stone Horse"|
|"They All Just Went Away|
|"This Old House"|
|"Ali in Havana"|
|The Public Shpere: Advocacy, Argumement, Controversy|
|"An Orgy of Power"|
|"What's Wrong with Animal Rights"|
|"On Seeing England for the First Time"|
|"Our Vanishing Night"|
|"The Mansion: A Subprime Parable"|
|"A Carnivore's Credo"|
|"The Singer Solution to World Poverty"|
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