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The Norton book of personal essays, edited by Joseph Epstein

Label
The Norton book of personal essays
Title
The Norton book of personal essays
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joseph Epstein
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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.""--BOOK JACKET. "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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
814/.508
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS688
LC item number
.N67 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Norton book of personal essays, edited by Joseph Epstein
Publication
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Contents
  • A Chance Meeting
  • The Inheritance of Tools
  • Scott Russell Sanders (b. 1945)
  • Grown Men
  • Barry Lopez (b. 1945)
  • Oyez a Beaumont
  • Vicki Hearne (b. 1946)
  • On Being Black and Middle Class
  • Shelby Steele (b. 1946)
  • Mother Tongue
  • Amy Tan (b. 1952)
  • Willa Cather (1873-1947)
  • The Dream
  • Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
  • Reflections on Journalism
  • H. L. Mencken (1180-1956)
  • Leslie Stephen
  • Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
  • A Visit to a Godmother
  • Rebecca West (1892-1983)
  • The Personal Essay: A Form of Discovery
  • St. Augustine and the Bullfight
  • Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980)
  • The Middle or Blue Period
  • Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)
  • A Preface to Persius
  • Edmund Wilson (1895-1972)
  • Sleeping and Waking
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
  • What Are You Doing in My Dreams?
  • Dawn Powell (1897-1965)
  • Joseph Epstein
  • Once More to the Lake
  • E. B. White (1899-1985)
  • How It Feels to Be Colored Me
  • Zora Neale Hurston (1903-1966)
  • In Quest of Beer
  • Frank O'Connor (1903-1966)
  • Revisiting Greece
  • Cyril Connolly (1903-1974)
  • "The Moon under Water"
  • George Orwell (1903-1950)
  • Italian without a Master
  • A Good Appetite
  • A. J. Liebling (1904-1963)
  • Chic - English, French, and American
  • Nancy Mitford (1904-1973)
  • The Lost Childhood
  • Graham Greene (1904-1991)
  • The Stranger
  • Emily Hahn (b. 1905)
  • The Angry Winter
  • Loren Eiseley (1907-1977)
  • Mark Twain (1835-1910)
  • The Flaw
  • M. F. K. Fisher (1908-1992)
  • The Little Store
  • Eudora Welty (b. 1909)
  • An Author's Mail
  • Barbara Tuchman (1912-1993)
  • Notes on Punctuation
  • Lewis Thomas (1913-1993)
  • Living with Music
  • Ralph Ellison (1914-1994)
  • Something Defeasible
  • My Father
  • Doris Lessing (b. 1919)
  • Jury Duty
  • William Zinsser (b. 1922)
  • Tangier
  • Truman Capote (1924-1984)
  • Stranger in the Village
  • James Baldwin (1924-1987)
  • How to Eat an Ice-Cream Cone
  • L. Rust Hills (b. 1924)
  • Max Beerbohm (1872-1972)
  • The King of the Birds
  • Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)
  • The Lesson of the Master
  • Cynthia Ozick (b. 1928)
  • Cops and Writers
  • Jean Hollander (b. 1928)
  • The Vanishing Act
  • Dan Jacobson (b. 1929)
  • Take the "A" Train
  • Jeremy Bernstein (b. 1929)
  • Joseph Conrad
  • Quintana
  • John Gregory Dunne (b. 1932)
  • In the Middle of the Journey
  • V. S. Naipaul (b. 1932)
  • The Bull on the Mountain
  • Oliver Sacks (b. 1933)
  • On Keeping a Notebook
  • Joan Didion (b. 1934)
  • I Like a Gershwin Tune
  • Joseph Epstein (b. 1937)
  • Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
  • The Bey
  • Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989)
  • Tools of Torture
  • Phyllis Rose (b. 1942)
  • Ron Her Son
  • Nancy Mairs (b. 1943)
  • Going Home Again
  • Richard Rodriguez (b. 1944)
  • Living Like Weasels
  • Annie Dillard (b. 1945)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
477 p.
Isbn
9780393036541
Lccn
96026975
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
271089
System control number
  • OCM34984263
  • CARL034984263

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