Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Foreword by Robert Atwan viii Introduction: Deciderization 2007 - a Special Report, by David Foster Wallace xii Jo Ann Beard. Werner 1 from Tin House Ian Buruma. The Freedom to Offend 22 from The New Republic Mark Danner. Iraq: The War of the Imagination 28 from The New York Review of Books W. S. di Piero. Fathead's Hard Times 62 from The Threepenny Review George Gessert. An Orgy of Power 72 from Northwest Review Malcolm Gladwell. What the Dog Saw 86 from The New Yorker Mark Greif. Afternoon of the Sex Children 103 from n 1 Marione Ingram. Operation Gomorrah 123 from Granta Garret Keizer. Loaded 137 from Harper's Magazine John Lahr. Petrified 144 from The New Yorker Louis Menand. Name That Tone 155 from The New Yorker Daniel Orozco. Shakers 158 from StoryQuarterly Cynthia Ozick. Out from Xanadu 170 from The New York Times Book Review Molly Peacock. Passion Flowers in Winter 174 from PMS Phillip Robertson. In the Mosque of Imam Ali 190 from TriQuarterly Marilynne Robinson. Onward, Christian Liberals 210 from The American Scholar Richard Rodriguez. Disappointment 221 from California Elaine Scarry. Rules of Engagement 234 from Boston Review Roger Scruton. A Carnivore's Credo 259 from Harper's Magazine Peter Singer. What Should a Billionaire Give - and What Should You? 266 from The New York Times Magazine Jerald Walker. Dragon Slayers 281 from The Iowa Review Edward O. Wilson. Apocalypse Now 288 from The New Republic Contributors'Notes 295 Notable Essays of 2006 300. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: The twenty-two essays in this powerful collection -- perhaps the most diverse in the entire series -- come from a wide variety of periodicals, ranging from n + 1 and PMS to the New Republic and The New Yorker, and showcase a remarkable range of forms. Read on for narrative -- in first and third person -- opinion, memoir, argument, the essay-review, confession, reportage, even a dispatch from Iraq. The philosopher Peter Singer makes a case for philanthropy; the poet Molly Peacock constructs a mosaic tribute to a little-known but remarkable eighteenth-century woman artist; the novelist Marilynne Robinson explores what has happened to holiness in contemporary Christianity; the essayist Richard Rodriguez wonders if California has anything left to say to America; and the Harvard biologist Edward O. Wilson attempts to find common ground with the evangelical community.
In his introduction, David Foster Wallace makes the spirited case that “many of these essays are valuable simply as exhibits of what a first-rate artistic mind can make of particular fact-sets -- whether these involve the 17-kHz ring tones of some kids? cell phones, the language of movement as parsed by dogs, the near-infinity of ways to experience and describe an earthquake, the existential synecdoche of stagefright, or the revelation that most of what you?ve believed and revered turns out to be self-indulgent crap.?
ROBERT ATWAN has been the series editor of The Best American Essays since its inception in 1986. He has edited numerous literary anthologies and written essays and reviews for periodicals nationwide.
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