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Now in its third year, The Best American Essays series has been singled out by critics as one of the nest annual anthologies. Surveying American writing from Home & Garden to Grand Street, form the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle to the New York Times, the 1988 selections represent the diversity and quality of the contemporary American essay. Guest editor Annie Dillard has compiled this year's volume with a keen appreciation of the infinite range of human experience. Richard Selzer describes AIDS in Haiti, Mary Lee Settle evokes London during the Blitz, and George Garrett reminisces about a couple of one-eyed coaches. Arthur C. Danto is inspired by the Battle of Gettysburg, and William Manchester by the bloodiest battle of all, Okinawa. From pilgrims at Lourdes to the seasons in Maine, from the experiences of a woman prisoner to reflections on reading philosophy at night, these are essays that entertain, provoke, inform, and transport us - to other places, other times, other lives. - Dust jacket.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)814.008Literature English (North America) American essays
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