The Best American Essays of 2000   -     By: Lightman
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The Best American Essays of 2000

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2000 / Paperback

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Best-selling author Alan Lightman selects the year's finest nonfiction as this acclaimed series celebrates its fifteenth year. He has chosen a diverse, very personal collection that celebrates the essay as an independent genre unlike any other. This year's pieces embrace stylistic freedom and strong opinions and afford the reader a fascinating view of the writer's mind as it struggles with truth, memory, and experience. Featured writers include Jamaica Kincaid, Edward Hoagland, Cynthia Ozick, Mary Gordon, Edwidge Danticat, and others.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2000
ISBN: 061803580X
ISBN-13: 9780618035809

Publisher's Description

Best-selling author Alan Lightman selects the year’s finest nonfiction as this acclaimed series celebrates its fifteenth year. He has chosen a diverse, very personal collection that celebrates the essay as an independent genre unlike any other. This year’s pieces embrace stylistic freedom and strong opinions and afford the reader a fascinating view of the writer’s mind as it struggles with truth, memory, and experience. Featured writers include Jamaica Kincaid, Edward Hoagland, Cynthia Ozick, Mary Gordon, Edwidge Danticat, and others.

Author Bio

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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Alan Lightman makes his mark on the “always outstanding collection [that] seems to outdo itself each year."

Boston Globe

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