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The Best American Essays

Susan Orlean editor

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ISBN 10: 0618357130 / ISBN 13: 9780618357130
Published by Houghton Mifflin Co, 2005
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Houghton Mifflin Co, 2005: paperback approx. 5.5 x 8.25 inches tall: 292 pages including index. Synopsis: A collection of meritable essays previously published in American Periodicals chosen by Susan Orlean; including the following: -- La Vie en Rose from the New Yorker by Roger Angell. The Sea of Information from The Kenyon Review by Andrea Barrett. Storm Country from Southern Humanities Review by Paul Crenshaw. Joyas Voladoras from the American Scholar by Brian Doyle. Sister Bernadettes Barking Dog from Harpers Magazine by Kitty Burns Florey . The Comfort Zone from the New Yorker by Jonathan Franzen . If Memory Doesnt Serve from the Atlantic Monthly by Ian Frazer. Against Exercise from n+1 by Mark Greif. Small Silences from Harpers Magazine by Edward Hoagland. Small Rooms in Time from River Teeth by Ted Kooser. Speak, Hout- Schermerhorn from Harpers Magazine by Jonathan Lethem. Mastering the Art of French Cooking from Salamagundi by E J. Levy. Contributors Note from Flyway by Michael Martone . My Friend Lodovico from the New York Times by David Masello. Living Will from the Missouri Review by Danielle Ofri. Dog Days from River Teeth by Sam Pickering. Speed from the New Yorker by Oliver Sacks. Dog Trouble from the New Yorker by Kathleen Schine. Old Faithful from the New Yorker by David Sadaris. Six Seconds from Meridian by Paula Speck. Skill Display in Birding Groups from the North American Review by Bert O States. The Prince of Possibility from the New Yorker by Robert Stone. Dining with Robots from The American Scholar by Ellen Ullman. Consider the Lobster from Gourmet by David Foster Wallace. Satin Worship from PMS by . Holly Welker . Condition: front cover extreme corner slightly creased: overall very clean and good. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 3622

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Title: The Best American Essays

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Paperback

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The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the very 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 2005 includes

Roger Angell · Andrea Barrett · Jonathan Franzen · Ian Frazier · Edward Hoagland · Ted Kooser · Jonathan Lethem · Danielle Ofri · Oliver Sacks · Cathleen Schine · David Sedaris · Robert Stone · David Foster Wallace · and others

Susan Orlean, guest editor, is the author of My Kind of Place, The Orchid Thief, The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup, and Saturday Night. A staff writer for The New Yorker since 1982, she has also written for Outside, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Vogue.

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ROBERT ATWAN has been the series editor of The Best American Essays since its inception in 1986. He has edited numerous literary anthologies and written essays and reviews for periodicals nationwide.

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