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The next American essay, edited by John D'Agata

Label
The next American essay
Title
The next American essay
Statement of responsibility
edited by John D'Agata
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of nonfiction essays on such topics as culture, myth, history, romance, and sex includes contributions by such authors as Guy Davenport, Annie Dillard, Jamaica Kincaid, and Susan Sontag. In this singular collection, John D'Agata takes a literary tour of lyric essays written by the masters of the craft. Beginning with 1975 and John McPhee's ingenious piece, the Search for Marvin Gardens, D'Agata selects an example of creative nonfiction for each subsequent year. These essays are unrestrained, elusive, explosive, mysterious, a personal lingual playground. They encompass and illuminate culture, myth, history, romance, and sex. Each essay is a world of its own, a world so distinctive it resists definition
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
814/.508
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS688
LC item number
.N49 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The next American essay, edited by John D'Agata
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
And (Prologue) / Guy Davenport -- The search for Marvin Gardens (1975) / John McPhee -- The raven (1976) / Barry Lopez -- Unguided tour (1977) / Susan Sontag -- Girl (1978) / Jamaica Kincaid -- The white album (1979) / Joan Didion -- May morning (1980) / James Wright -- Country cooking from central France: roast boned rolled stuffed shoulder of lamb (Farce double) (1981) / Harry Mathews -- Total eclipse (1982) / Annie Dillard -- The theory and practice of postmodernism: A manifesto (1983) / David Antin -- The dream of India (1984) / Eliot Weinberger -- Erato, love poetry (1985) / Theresa Hak Kyung Cha -- The marionette theater (1986) / Dennis Silk -- Kinds of water (1987) / Anne Carson -- Oil (1988) / Fabio Morabito -- Needs (1989) / George W.S. Trow -- Notes toward a history of scaffolding (1990) / Susan Mitchell -- Delft (1991) / Albert Goldbarth -- " ... and nobody objected" (1992) / Paul Metcalf -- Captivity (October 1992) / Sherman Alexie -- Red shoes (1993) / Susan Griffin -- Black (1994) / Alexander Theroux -- Foucault and pencil (1995) / Lydia Davis -- Life story (1996) / David Shields -- Ticket to the fair (1997) / David Foster Wallace -- Darling's prick (1998) / Wayne Koestenbaum -- The intercession of the saints (1999) / Carole Maso -- Monument (2000) / Mary Ruefle -- A I (2001) / Thalia Field -- Sleep (2002) / Brian Lennon -- The body (2003) / Jenny Boully -- Things to do today (Epilogue) / Joe Wenderoth
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
475 p.
Isbn
9781555973759
Lccn
2002102977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9781555973759
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn373707916
Label
The next American essay, edited by John D'Agata
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
And (Prologue) / Guy Davenport -- The search for Marvin Gardens (1975) / John McPhee -- The raven (1976) / Barry Lopez -- Unguided tour (1977) / Susan Sontag -- Girl (1978) / Jamaica Kincaid -- The white album (1979) / Joan Didion -- May morning (1980) / James Wright -- Country cooking from central France: roast boned rolled stuffed shoulder of lamb (Farce double) (1981) / Harry Mathews -- Total eclipse (1982) / Annie Dillard -- The theory and practice of postmodernism: A manifesto (1983) / David Antin -- The dream of India (1984) / Eliot Weinberger -- Erato, love poetry (1985) / Theresa Hak Kyung Cha -- The marionette theater (1986) / Dennis Silk -- Kinds of water (1987) / Anne Carson -- Oil (1988) / Fabio Morabito -- Needs (1989) / George W.S. Trow -- Notes toward a history of scaffolding (1990) / Susan Mitchell -- Delft (1991) / Albert Goldbarth -- " ... and nobody objected" (1992) / Paul Metcalf -- Captivity (October 1992) / Sherman Alexie -- Red shoes (1993) / Susan Griffin -- Black (1994) / Alexander Theroux -- Foucault and pencil (1995) / Lydia Davis -- Life story (1996) / David Shields -- Ticket to the fair (1997) / David Foster Wallace -- Darling's prick (1998) / Wayne Koestenbaum -- The intercession of the saints (1999) / Carole Maso -- Monument (2000) / Mary Ruefle -- A I (2001) / Thalia Field -- Sleep (2002) / Brian Lennon -- The body (2003) / Jenny Boully -- Things to do today (Epilogue) / Joe Wenderoth
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
475 p.
Isbn
9781555973759
Lccn
2002102977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9781555973759
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn373707916

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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