The Pushcart Book of Essays: The Best Essays From a Quarter Century of the Pushcart Prize

The Pushcart Book of Essays: The Best Essays From a Quarter Century of the Pushcart Prize

by Anthony Brandt
     
 

What an immense wealth of talent has appeared in the first 25 years of The Pushcart Prize editions, and much of that talent has been displayed in these essays. From the start of The Pushcart Prize series in 1976 the editors have recognized and honored the essay; over the years these annual collections from our independent presses have witnessed the development of many… See more details below

Overview

What an immense wealth of talent has appeared in the first 25 years of The Pushcart Prize editions, and much of that talent has been displayed in these essays. From the start of The Pushcart Prize series in 1976 the editors have recognized and honored the essay; over the years these annual collections from our independent presses have witnessed the development of many forms of the genre, including a strong renaissance in the personal essay. This monumental collection selects opinions and reflections on much of the social, literary and political history of recent decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888889246
Publisher:
Pushcart Press, The
Publication date:
01/15/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
550
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.41(d)

Table of Contents

El Huitlacoche, "The Man Who Invented the Automatic Jumping Bean."15
John Balaban, "Doing Good."26
Vine Deloria, "Civilization and Isolation."39
Leslie Fiedler, "Literature and Lucre: A Meditation."50
Clark Blaise, "Memories of Unhousement, A Memoir."62
Joyce Carol Oates, "Notes on Failure."86
Terrence Des Pres, "Self/Landscape/Grid."101
Donald Hall, "Poetry and Ambition."111
Donald Barthelme, "Not-Knowing."129
Eliot Weinberger, "Paper Tigers."144
Phillip Lopate, "Against 'Joie De Vivre'."159
Sara Suleri, "Excellent Things in Women."178
William Kittredge, "Redneck Secrets."195
Seamus Heaney, "Atlas of Civilization."204
Franklin Burroughs, "a Snapping Turtle in June."220
Susan Bergman, "Anonymity."240
Naomi Shihab Nye, "Maintenance."252
Philip Levine, "Mine Own John Berryman."262
Lars Eighner, "On Dumpster Diving."287
Perdita Schaffner, "a Day at the St. Regis with Dame Edith."300
Robert Hass, "Wallace Stevens."309
Marvin Bell, "Homage to the Runner: Bloody Brain Work."320
Brenda Miller, "a Thousand Buddhas."328
Louise Erdrich, "Skunk Dreams."337
Vicki Hearne, "Oyez a Beaumont."348
Irma Wallem, "Sex."354
Thomas Lynch, "Jessica, The Hound, and the Casket Trade."361
Charles Simic, "New York Days, 1958-1964."371
Lewis Hyde, "Two Accidents: Reflections On Chance and Creativity."384
Andre Dubus, "a Hemingway Story."404
Daniel Henry, "A Murder of Crows."412
Paula Fox, "Borrowed Finery."418
Emily Hiestand, "Neon Effects."425
Brett Lott, "Toward Humility."436
Gary Fincke, "the Canals of Mars."456

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