by Jonathan Franzen, The Best American Essays 2016 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Best American Essays 2016 books, The National Book Award–winning author compiles a “thought-provoking volume” of essays by Joyce Carol Oates, Oliver Sacks, Jaquira Diaz and others (Publishers Weekly). As Jonathan Franzen writes in his introduction, his main criterion for selecting The Best American Essays 2016 “was whether an author had taken a risk.” The resulting volume showcases authorial risk in a variety of forms, from championing an unpopular opinion to the possibility of ruining a professional career, or irrevocably alienating one’s family. What’s gained are essential insights into aspects of the human condition that would otherwise remain concealed—from questions of queer identity, to the experience of a sibling’s autism and relationships between students and college professors. The Best American Essays 2016 includes entries by Alexander Chee, Paul Crenshaw, Jaquira Diaz, Laura Kipnis, Amitava Kaumar, Sebastian Junger, Joyce Carol Oates, Oliver Sacks, George Steiner, Thomas Chatterton Williams, and others.
by Jonathan Franzen, The Best American Essays 2016 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Best American Essays 2016 books, The award-winning and best-selling Jonathan Franzen picks the best essays from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites.
by Jonathan Franzen, Das Kraus Projekt Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Das Kraus Projekt books, Jonathan Franzen hat schon oft gezeigt, wie viel ihm deutsche Sprache und Literatur bedeuten. Jetzt hat er sich mit einem weiteren Helden seiner Deutsch-Lektüren befasst, dem Sprach- und Kulturkritiker Karl Kraus (1874-1936), einem der bedeutendsten österreichischen Schriftsteller des beginnenden 20. Jahrhunderts, so scharfsichtig und scharfzüngig wie kein anderer seiner Zeit. Vor etwa 100 Jahren prangerte er in seiner Zeitschrift «Die Fackel» den Einfluss der Massenmedien an, kritisierte die entmenschlichenden Folgen von Technik und Konsumkapitalismus sowie die chauvinistische Rhetorik in der Zeit vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg bis in die Weimarer Republik. Aber obwohl er glühende Anhänger hatte, darunter Franz Kafka und Walter Benjamin, blieb er ein einsamer Prophet, und heute sind seine Schriften nur noch wenigen bekannt. Mit seinem «Kraus-Projekt» versucht Jonathan Franzen, das zu ändern. Er versammelt die aus seiner Sicht bedeutsamsten zwei Aufsätze des Wiener Polemikers und hat sie – unterstützt von Daniel Kehlmann und dem Kraus-Experten Paul Reitter – auf aufsehenerregende Weise, nämlich sehr persönlich kommentiert. So erfährt der Leser nicht nur Wesentliches über den literaturhistorischen Hintergrund, sondern erhält auch Hinweise zum Verständnis der komplexen Texte und neue Einblicke in Franzens Denken, Leben, Werk.
by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The Best American Series Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Best American Series books, The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. This special edition contains selections from the following 2016 editions: The Best American Essays edited by Jonathan Franzen The Best American Mystery Stories edited by Elizabeth George The Best American Science and Nature Writing edited by Amy Stewart The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Karen Joy Fowler The Best American Short Stories edited by Junot Diaz The Best American Travel Writing edited by Bill Bryson The Best American Sports Writing edited by Rick Telander The Best American Nonrequired Reading edited by Rachel Kushner Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. The special guest editor then chooses the 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.
by Amy Stewart, The Best American Science And Nature Writing 2016 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Best American Science And Nature Writing 2016 books, This anthology collects some of the year’s best science and nature writing—from climate change to killer beetles, an exposé of nail salons, and more. As guest editor Amy Stewart says in her introduction, “science writers get into the game with all kinds of noble, high-minded ambitions. We want to educate. To enlighten…But at the end of the day, we’re all writers. We’re just like novelists, memoirists, and poets. We’re entertainers.” The writers in this anthology pull off that wonderful feat of turning hard research into page-turning narrative. From a Pulitzer Prize–winning essay on the earthquake that could decimate the Pacific Northwest to the astonishing work of investigative journalism that transformed the nail salon industry, this is a collection of hard-hitting and beautifully composed writing on the wonders, dangers, and oddities of scientific innovation and our natural world. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 includes Kathryn Schulz, Sarah Maslin Nir, Charles C. Mann, Oliver Sacks, Elizabeth Kolbert, Gretel Ehrlich, and others.
by Bill Bryson, The Best American Travel Writing 2016 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Best American Travel Writing 2016 books, This collection gathers the best travel essays from The New Yorker, Harpers, GQ and more—featuring Paul Theroux, Alice Gregory, Dave Eggers and others. Why do I travel? Why does anyone of us travel? Bill Bryson poses these questions in his introduction to The Best American Travel Writing 2016, and though he admits, “I wasn’t at all sure I knew the answer,” these questions start us on the path of some fascinating explorations. While the various contributors to this collection travel for different reasons, they all come back with stories. Whether traversing the Arctic by dogsled, attending a surreal film festival in North Korea, or strolling the streets of a fast-changing Havana, some of today’s best travel writers share their experiences of the world and the human condition, offering, if not answers, than illumination and insight. The Best American Travel Writing 2016 includesMichael Chabon, William T. Vollmann, Helen Macdonald, Sara Corbett, Stephanie Pearson, Thomas Chatterton Williams, Pico Iyer, and others.
by Organization of American Historians, The Best American History Essays On Lincoln Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Best American History Essays On Lincoln books, This new volume in the Best American History Essays series brings together classic writing from top American historians on one of our greatest presidents. Ranging from incisive assessments of his political leadership, to explorations of his enigmatic character, to reflections on the mythos that has become inseparable from the man, each of these contributions expands our understanding of Abraham Lincoln and shows why he has been such an object of enduring fascination.Contributions include:* James McPherson on Lincoln the military strategist* Richard Hofstadter on the Lincoln legend* Edmund Wilson on his contribution to American letters* John Hope Franklinon the Emancipation Proclamation* James Horton on Lincoln and race* David M. Potter on the secession* Richard Current on Lincoln's political genius* Mark Neely on Lincoln and civil liberties.
by Rebecca Solnit, The Best American Essays 2019 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Best American Essays 2019 books, A collection of the year's best essays selected by Robert Atwan and guest editor Rebecca Solnit. Award-winning writer, cultural critic, and activist, Rebecca Solnit, an "unparalleled high priestess of nuance and intelligent contemplation" (Maria Popova), selects the best essays of the year from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites.
by Jordan Kisner, Thin Places Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Thin Places books, A Los Angeles Times Bestseller A Lit Hub | Chicago Review | Ms. Magazine March pick A Lambda Literary Most Anticipated Book In this perceptive and provocative essay collection, an award-winning writer shares her personal and reportorial investigation into America’s search for meaning When Jordan Kisner was a child, she was saved by Jesus Christ at summer camp, much to the confusion of her nonreligious family. She was, she writes, “just naturally reverent,” a fact that didn’t change when she—much to her own confusion—lost her faith as a teenager. Not sure why her religious conviction had come or where it had gone, she did what anyone would do: “You go about the great American work of assigning yourself to other gods: yoga, talk radio, neoatheism, CrossFit, cleanses, football, the academy, the American Dream, Beyoncé.” A curiosity about the subtle systems guiding contemporary life pervades Kisner’s work. Her celebrated essay “Thin Places” (Best American Essays 2016), about an experimental neurosurgery developed to treat severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, asks how putting the neural touchpoint of the soul on a pacemaker may collide science and psychology with philosophical questions about illness, the limits of the self, and spiritual transformation. How should she understand the appearance of her own obsessive compulsive disorder at the very age she lost her faith? Intellectually curious and emotionally engaging, the essays in Thin Places manage to be both intimate and expansive, illuminating an unusual facet of American life, as well as how it reverberates with the author’s past and present preoccupations.
by Robert Atwan, The Best American Essays 2021 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Best American Essays 2021 books, A collection of the year's best essays, selected by award-winning journalist and New Yorker staff writer Kathryn Schulz