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❶It was enlightening enough, but most of the essays deal with the pitfalls and triumphs of American tolerance, having to do mostly with what it is like to live in America as a minority this is not a bad thing, though. Written in , it expresses legitimate concern about the future of humanity and shows how these thoughts are almost always with us.

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“Essays,” he says, “are being written out of the same imaginative spirit as fiction and poetry.” After reading more than three hundred essays, Dillard compiled the best twenty in a wonderful collection which, as Robert Taylor says in the BOSTON GLOBE, “bridges the gulf between journalism and literature.

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Oates did a solid job of selecting not only the best essays, but also essays from a wide breadth of American life. Plenty of women, plenty of writers of color, articles on war, articles on poverty, articles on immigration, articles on culture, articles on science, articles on the environment, and all while staying pretty geographically diverse/5.

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The Best American Essays Summary & Study Guide This Study Guide consists of approximately 32 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Best American Essays. The Best American Essays of the Century is edited by novelist, essayist, critic, poet, playwright and teacher Joyce Carol Oates. The coeditor is Robert Atwan, who founded the Best American Essay series in /5(1).

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The best American essays of the century by Joyce Carol Oates. 10 Want to read; Published by Houghton Mifflin Co. in Boston. Written in English. The collection is intended to be a greatest-hits volume of the 20th-century American essay and to stand as a companion to The Best American Essays franchise, which has been published annually since