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The American essays

by Henry James Jr.

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  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American literature -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHenry James ; edited with an introduction and new foreword by Leon Edel.
    ContributionsEdel, Leon, 1907-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS121 .J3 1956
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiii, 296 p. ;
    Number of Pages296
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2191924M
    ISBN 100691068224, 069101471X
    LC Control Number89010684

    A collection of the year’s best essays selected by Robert Atwan and guest editor Rebecca Solnit. “Essays are restless literature, trying to find out how things fit together, how we can think about two things at once, how the personal and the public can inform each other, how two overtly dissimilar things share a secret kinship,” contends Rebecca Solnit in her introduction. The American is a novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in –77 and then as a book in The novel is an uneasy combination of social comedy and melodrama concerning the adventures and misadventures of Christopher Newman, an essentially good-hearted but rather gauche American businessman on his first tour of : Henry James.

      The Best American Essays edited by Leslie Jamison. Bland. Forgettable. These are not engaging essays. At the midway point, the collection putters into its longest piece — The Book of the Dead — which I should like, given it explores the mining towns of West Virginia, the same topic as a great documentary I watched earlier this year. It. Robert Atwan's favorite literary genre is the essay. As editor and founder of The Best American Essays series, Atwan has read thousands of examples of the remarkably flexible form. "Essays can be lots of things, maybe too many things," writes Atwan in his foreward to the installment in the Best American series, "but at the core of the genre is an unmistakable receptivity to the ever.

    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 pieces to publish. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for CriticismWinner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction PrizeA frank and fascinating exploration of race and racial identityNotes from No Man's Land: American Essays begins with a series of lynchings and ends with a series of apologies. Eula Biss explores race in America and her response to the topic is informed by the experiences chronicled in.


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