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The Best American Essays 2016

 
 
Author
Jonathan Franzen, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher Mariner  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.25 x 5.5 x 0.95 inches
ISBN 9780544812109
Pages/Publication Date 327/2016
Daedalus Item Code 69434
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A true essay is "something hazarded, not definitive, not authoritative; something ventured on the basis of the author's personal experience and subjectivity," writes guest editor Jonathan Franzen in his introduction to this collection. Yet his main criterion for selecting the 23 essays here was, in a word, risk. Whether the risks involved championing an unpopular opinion, the possibility of ruining a professional career, or irrevocably offending family, for Franzen, "the writer has to be like the firefighter, whose job, while everyone else is fleeing the flames, is to run straight into them." The collection includes writing by Alexander Chee, Paul Crenshaw, Jaquira Díaz, Laura Kipnis, Amitava Kumar, Sebastian Junger, Joyce Carol Oates, Oliver Sacks, and Thomas Chatterton Williams. Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For this edition, series editor Robert Atwan first reviewed hundreds of periodicals from the previous publishing year, selecting between 50 and 100 outstanding works, before Franzen made the final selection of the very best pieces.

"Offers illuminating, invaluable glimpses into lives that might otherwise remain outside the reader's ken."—Publishers Weekly

 
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