Essays

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“a marvelous volume that introduces the reader to the wide variety of American writing and literary thought of the last two centuries of our nation’s history.”

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Nearly two dozen outstanding articles on climate change, just in time for the U.S. return to the Paris accords. Now, what?

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“A challenging read that illuminates harsh truths of our time.”

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Though Tom Zoellner’s The National Road: Dispatches from a Changing America came out at the end of this unprecedented year, it is unlikely that even the author could have imagined the “cha

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Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA is a fantastic book. Full stop.

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“Mishra’s astute and engaging book should . . . be seen as a warning.”

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“Engaging and provocative, Diamond’s encyclopedic meditation will certainly help readers—no matter where they live—think about what lies ahead for the outlying areas of our cities.”

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“This is a very good read, especially at introducing writers at all levels to authors they may want to know more about.”

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The best part of Essays One are the many poets and authors Davis considers influences, these will be useful for Davis’ admirers

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Places I’ve Taken My Body is an unblinking personal journey that takes us to places we all need to know and understand better.”

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Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn taught students about “ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, class, age” but not mental illness. She is a person of color and a woman. This the students can see.

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I Don’t Want to Die Poor is an excellent critique of the way that our society encourages people to try for more, and then punishes them for doing so.”

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“Read slowly to keep from flailing. Ortberg’s writing will wait for you to catch up.”

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“If Battle Dress is any indication of what’s to come next from Skolfield, readers should expect yet another masterfully rhythmic, morally gut-punching, timeless book of poetry.”

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“Although there are times when Chong gets a bit wordy and perhaps repetitive, her overall take on book reviewers and their work is well organized and informative.

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“a superb chronicle of marginalization, a collage depicting a continent-sized country still finding its way nearly 200 years after independence.”

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How well does Paul Krassner’s brand of humor hold up? Is there still bite in his barbs, and do his words still generate laughter?

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Mr. Know-It-All is an argument for deviance, performance, and shock.”

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This is a book review of The Bad Side of Books: Selected Essays of D. H. Lawrence, edited and with an introduction by Geoff Dyer.

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Beautifully bound and artistically illustrated, this volume is one the writer of vampire tales or any other paranormal genre will wish to keep as a source for future refer

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“Daniel Mendelsohn fulfills his own criteria for good criticism. His erudition is always impressive, but one never feels that he is showing off.

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Coventry marks a return to a more conventional style of writing, yet retains that same sense of an alert, engaged intelligence, negotiating the complexities of women’s lives and i

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“For the writers of this anthology, personal essays are political acts. . . . it’s an accessible, engaging book . . .”

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In Chuck Klosterman’s “Tell Don’t Show,” furious ad executives shriek out what might be the premise of Raised in Captivity as a whole: “the consumer will extract from the story we construc

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“Lebanese-British journalist Zahra Hankir has gifted us with these women’s experiences and their voices.”

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