The Outlaw Bible of American Essays

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Like its highly acclaimed companions, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and The Outlaw Bible of American Literature, this edition is a prime for generational revolt and an enduring document of the visionary tradition of authenticity and nonconformity in American lives and letters. A raucous eruption of language and a showcase for the best essayists of our time, The Outlaw Bible of American Essays chronicles American history and measures the boundlessness of dissident thought....
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Overview


Like its highly acclaimed companions, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and The Outlaw Bible of American Literature, this edition is a prime for generational revolt and an enduring document of the visionary tradition of authenticity and nonconformity in American lives and letters. A raucous eruption of language and a showcase for the best essayists of our time, The Outlaw Bible of American Essays chronicles American history and measures the boundlessness of dissident thought.
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This book collects an array of diverse thinkers and writers who risked the enmity of their fellow countrypeople to bring forward alternative ideas and viewpoints, even when unpopular. Edited by Kaufman, the book explores many themes, including the failure of America to deliver promised freedoms, racial and gender inequality, persecution of sexual minorities, revolutionary politics, violence, and death. It is designed to encourage the redemption of the idea of America and to reassure readers that evil is not immutable and can be overthrown. The release of this book, along with its companions, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and The Outlaw Bible of American Literature (both edited by Kaufman), is especially relevant in a polarized age, when labels such as "activist," "deviant," "unpatriotic," and "traitorous" are hurled at anyone who does not conform, and it reminds us that alternative ideas and viewpoints are an important piece of a dialog that should not be silenced. Highly recommended for all school, public, and academic libraries.-Mark Alan Williams, Library of Congress Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560259350
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 969,437
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Alan Kaufman edited the two previous Outlaw Bible editions, Literature and Poetry. He is also editor of Davka: Jewish Cultural Revolution, and author of The New Generation: Fiction for Our Time from America's Writing Programs and Jew Boy. He lives in San Francisco, California.
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