The Best American Essays 2018 (The Best American Series ®) (Paperback)

The Best American Essays 2018 (The Best American Series ®) Cover Image
By Hilton Als (Editor), Robert Atwan (Editor)
List Price: $15.99
Our Price: $12.79
(Save: $3.20 20%)
On Our Shelves Now
18 on hand, as of Oct 16 11:45am

Description


The Pulitzer–Prize winning and Guggenheim-honored Hilton Als curates the best essays from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites, bringing “the fierce style of street reading and the formal tradition of critical inquiry, reads culture, race, and gender” (New York Times) to the task.

“The essay, like love, like life, is indefinable, but you know an essay when you see it, and you know a great one when you feel it, because it is concentrated life,” writes Hilton Als in his introduction. Expertly guided by Als’s instinct and intellect, The Best American Essays 2018 showcases great essays as well as irresistibly eclectic ones. Go undercover in North Korea, delve into the question of race in the novels of William Faulkner, hang out in the 1970s New York music scene, and take a family road trip cum art pilgrimage. These experiences and more immersive slices of concentrated life await.
 

About the Author


Before working at The New Yorker, Hilton Als was a staff writer for The Village Voice and an editor-at-large at Vibe. He has also written articles for The Nation and collaborated on film scripts for Swoon and Looking for Langston. The winner of writing awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists and the Guggenheim Foundation, he lives in New York City.
 
 


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780544817340
ISBN-10: 0544817346
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2018
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: The Best American Series ®