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The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008
     

The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008

by Philip Zaleski, Jimmy Carter (Introduction)
 

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Introduced by President Jimmy Carter, the latest edition of this "excellent annual" (America) not only showcases some of the finest essays and poems of the year but also offers astute perceptions on faith and spirituality in modern life that are universal, timeless, and yet deeply personal.

Contributors include Wendell Berry, Natalie Goldberg, Walter

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Introduced by President Jimmy Carter, the latest edition of this "excellent annual" (America) not only showcases some of the finest essays and poems of the year but also offers astute perceptions on faith and spirituality in modern life that are universal, timeless, and yet deeply personal.

Contributors include Wendell Berry, Natalie Goldberg, Walter Isaacson, Maxine Kumin, Ursula K. LeGuin, and others.

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Library Journal

This annual (formerly Best Spiritual Writing) is always cause for rejoicing. Zaleski, coauthor with wife Carol Zaleski of the justly acclaimed Prayer: A History, has assembled a remarkable constellation of penetratingly thoughtful pieces that range from memoir to diatribe to travel essay to reflection on the Holocaust. The authors, e.g., Wendell Berry, Pico Iyer, Maxine Kumin, Robert Pinsky, Oliver Sacks, and John Updike, signify not only the quality of this year's anthology but the temper of our times. Highly recommended.


—Graham Christian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618833740
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/08/2008
Series:
Best American Spiritual Writing Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

JIMMY CARTER served as the thirty-ninth president of the United States. He and his wife, Rosalynn, founded the Carter Center and he is the author of numerous books, including An Hour Before Daylight and Our Endangered Values.

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