The Norton Book of Personal Essays

The Norton Book of Personal Essays

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WW Norton
Some fifty of the finest personal essays selected by the man often hailed as the "premier essayist of our time."

Baker & Taylor
An anthology of twentieth-century essays considers such wide-ranging topics as racial conflict, sky diving, and table athletics and includes the works of Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, Willa Cather, E.B. White, Truman Capote, and Flannery O'Connor

Norton Pub
Some fifty of the finest personal essays selected by the man often hailed as the "premier essayist of our time."
In this anthology of twentieth-century essays, some of our most-admired American and British writers express their lively, candid, entertaining, thoughtful, and--above all--various opinions. Topics range from Tangier to a lake in Maine, from racial conflict to sky diving, from the expectations we bring to travel to the athletics of the table. The essays are selected and introduced by Joseph Epstein, himself a leading contemporary practitioner of the form. Most prominent in each essay is the distinctive style of the essayist; style, as Epstein points out in his introduction, is not only what keeps literature alive but also a personal way of looking at the world.Blending the profound and the buoyant, the traditional and the new, the expected and the surprising, The Norton Book of Personal Essays offers a basketful of delights sure to find a permanent place on readers' shelves. Mark Twain, Max Beerbohm, Virginia Woolf, Willa Cather, M. F. K. Fisher, F. Scott Fitzgerald, E. B. White, Oliver Sacks, H. L. Mencken, Truman Capote, and Flannery O'Connor are among the contributors to this volume. The chief principle of selection has been the pleasure that essays, operating at their highest power, always give.

Blackwell North Amer
The Norton Book of Personal Essays collects approximately fifty of the finest personal essays of the twentieth century, selected and introduced by Joseph Epstein, the man often hailed as the "premier essayist of our time."
In them, some of our most admired American and British writers express their lively, candid, entertaining, thoughtful, and - above all - varied opinions. Topics range from Tangiers to a lake in Maine, from racial conflict to sky diving, from the expectations we bring to travel to the athletics of the table. Most prominent in each essay is the distinctive style of the essayist; style, as Epstein points out in his introduction, not only is what keeps literature alive but also is a personal way of looking at the world.

Baker
& Taylor

An anthology of personal essays by some of the world's finest writers includes the contributions of Mark Twain, Oliver Sacks, Virginia Woolf, E. B. White, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, Flannery O'Connor, and other notable American and British authors.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c1997
ISBN: 9780393036541
0393036545
Branch Call Number: 814.5 NOR
Characteristics: 477 p. ; 24 cm

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