← Back to Search

Holding Details

LocationClark County
Call No814.009 Cont
TitleThe contemporary American essay / edited and with an introduction by Phillip Lopate.
Total Circ0
Reserve Item


StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101952591814.009 Cont11/20/2021 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780525567325
International Standard Book Number 0525567321
Title Statement The contemporary American essay / edited and with an introduction by Phillip Lopate.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2021.
Physical Description xviii, 615 pages ; 21 cm.
Formatted Contents Note I am the happiness of this world / Hilton Als -- One summer / Nicholson Baker -- Portrait of the bagel as a young man / Thomas Beller -- Brave face / Sven Birkerts -- Excerpt from "On immunity" / Eula Biss -- Tactless / Mary Cappello -- Decreation : how women like Sappho, Marguerite Porete and Simone Weil tell God / Anne Carson -- Home alone / Terry Castle -- Girl / Alexander Chee -- Black body / Teju Cole -- Greedy sleep / Bernard Cooper -- The doctor is a woman / Sloane Crosley -- Loitering / Charles D'Ambrosio -- Matricide / Meghan Daum -- Joyas Voladoras / Brian Doyle -- Otherwise known as the human condition (with particular reference to doughnut plant doughnuts) / Geoff Dyer -- CID-LAX-BOG / Lina Ferreira -- Doing no harm : some thoughts on reading and writing in the age of umbrage / Lynn Freed -- The case of the angry daughter / Rivka Galchen -- Scat / Ross Gay -- On revenge / Louise Glu┬Ęck -- Faculty wife / Emily Fox Gordon -- Other people's secrets / Patricia Hampl -- The aquarium / Aleksandar Hemon -- The terror of love / Samantha Irby -- The empathy exams / Leslie Jamison -- Negroland / Margo Jefferson -- Domestic gulags / Laura Kipnis -- Ann; death and the maiden / David Lazar -- Dear friend, from my life I write to you in your life / Yiyun Li -- Experience necessary / Phillip Lopate -- The invitation / Barry Lopez -- Bodies in motion and at rest / Thomas Lynch -- Draft no. 4 / John McPhee -- Failure : a meditation, another iteration (with interruptions) / Ander Monson -- Live through that?! / Eileen Myles -- Excerpt from The argonauts / Maggie Nelson -- Homeschool / Meghan O'Gieblyn -- A visit to San Quentin / Joyce Carol Oates -- Busted in New York / Darryl Pinckney -- Against "gunmetal" / Lia Purpura -- Beeper world / Karen Russell -- This old house / David Sedaris -- Differences : sex, separateness & marriage / Shifra Sharlin -- Information sickness / David Shields -- Gray area : thinking with a damaged brain / Floyd Skloot -- Cassandra among the creeps / Rebecca Solnit -- Eric Garner and me / Clifford Thompson -- We out here / Wesley Yang.
Summary, Etc. "The first decades of the twenty-first century have witnessed a blossoming of creative nonfiction. In this extraordinary collection, Phillip Lopate gathers essays by forty-seven of America's best contemporary writers, mingling long-established eminences with newer voices and making room for a wide variety of perspectives and styles. The Contemporary American Essay is a monument to a remarkably adaptable form and a treat for anyone who loves fantastic writing"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term American essays.
Index Term-Genre/Form Essays.
Added Entry, Personal Name Baker, Nicholson. One summer.
Added Entry, Personal Name Lopate, Phillip, 1943- editor.
Added Entry, Personal Name Cole, Teju. Black body.
Added Entry, Personal Name Biss, Eula. On immunity.
Added Entry, Personal Name Castle, Terry. Home alone.
Added Entry, Personal Name Carson, Anne, 1950- Decreation.
Added Entry, Personal Name Chee, Alexander. Girl.
Added Entry, Personal Name Als, Hilton. I am the happiness of this world.
Added Entry, Personal Name Beller, Thomas. Portrait of the bagel as a young man.
Added Entry, Personal Name Birkerts, Sven. Brave face.
Added Entry, Personal Name Cappello, Mary. Tactless.

Book Reviews

Create Review