9780618042975

The Best American Essays

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  • ISBN13:

    9780618042975

  • ISBN10:

    0618042970

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/7/2000
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Table of Contents

Preface xv
Introduction: Encountering the Essay 1(13)
Prologue: Essayists on the Essay 14(15)
The Personal Voice: Identity, Diversity, Self-Discovery
29(104)
The Telephone
30(9)
Anwar F. Accawai
Hair
39(8)
Marcia Aldrich
Silent Dancing
47(10)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
In the Kitchen
57(9)
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Victoria
66(7)
Dagoberto Gilb
Mirrorings
73(14)
Lucy Grealy
Kubota
87(13)
Garrett Hongo
Ring Leader
100(6)
Natalie Kusz
Silk Parachute
106(4)
John Mcphee
The Break
110(5)
Cynthia Ozick
The Inheritance of Tools
115(9)
Scott Russell Sanders
Mother Tongue
124(9)
Amy Tan
The Attentive Mind: Observation, Reflection, Insight
133(140)
The Stunt Pilot
134(13)
Annie Dillard
Spring
147(12)
Gretel Ehrlich
A Lovely Sort of Lower Purpose
159(7)
Ian Frazier
A Week in the Word
166(13)
Patricia Hampl
Heaven and Nature
179(15)
Edward Hoagland
No Wonder They Call Me a Bitch
194(6)
Ann Hodgman
Salt
200(11)
Diana Kappel-Smith
The Stone Horse
211(12)
Barry Lopez
They All Just Went Away
223(13)
Joyce Carol Oates
Ali in Havana
236(23)
Gay Talese
Crickets, Bats, Cats, & Chaos
259(8)
Lewis Thomas
The Disposable Rocket
267(6)
John Updike
The Public Sphere: Advocacy, Argument, Controversy
273(152)
Yes, Oswald Alone Killed Kennedy
274(22)
Jacob Cohen
Think About It
296(8)
Frank Conroy
Shouting ``Fire!''
304(7)
Alan M. Dershowitz
Who Shot Johnny?
311(6)
Debra Dickerson
Understanding Afrocentrism: Why Blacks Dream of a World Without Whites
317(22)
Gerald Early
The Creation Myths of Cooperstown
339(14)
Stephen Jay Gould
What's Wrong with Animal Rights
353(11)
Vicki Hearne
On Seeing England for the First Time
364(12)
Jamaica Kincaid
The Case for Human Beings
376(12)
Thomas Palmer
A Century of Cinema
388(7)
Susan Sontag
On Being Black and Middle Class
395(14)
Shelby Steele
The Killing Game
409(16)
Joy Williams
Alternative Arrangements 425(2)
Rhetorical Modes 427(3)
Some Literary and Journalistic Techniques 430(2)
Contemporary Issues 432(3)
Index of Authors 435

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