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Robert Atwan is the series editor of The Best American Essays. He recently edited Divine Inspiration, a volume of world poetry on the Gospels. (Publisher Provided)


Obres de Robert Atwan

The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Editor & Foreword — 772 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2007 (2007) — Editor — 469 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2005 (2005) — Editor; Pròleg — 342 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2003 (2003) — Editor & Foreword — 313 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2006 (2006) — Editor — 301 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2004 (2004) — Pròleg; Editor — 289 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2008 (2008) — Pròleg; Editor — 288 exemplars
The Writer's Presence: A Pool of Essays (2000) — Editor, algunes edicions; Editor — 252 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2001 (2001) — Editor; Pròleg — 235 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2009 (2009) — Editor — 231 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2010 (2010) — Editor — 226 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2012 (2012) — Editor — 225 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2011 (2011) — Editor — 224 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2002 (2002) — Editor; Pròleg — 221 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2000 (2000) — Editor; Pròleg — 211 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2013 (2013) — Editor — 209 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2015 (2015) 196 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1998 (1998) — Editor; Pròleg — 190 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1999 (1999) — Editor — 184 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1994 (1994) — Editor — 180 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2014 (2014) — Editor — 164 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1995 (1995) — Editor — 158 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1997 (1997) — Editor — 153 exemplars
The Best American Essays: College Edition (1995) — Editor — 146 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1991 (1991) — Editor — 142 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1992 (1992) — Editor — 139 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1996 (1996) — Editor — 131 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2016 (2016) — Editor — 130 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2019 (2019) — Series editor — 127 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1993 (1993) — Editor — 121 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1990 (1990) — Editor — 117 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2017 (2017) — Editor — 115 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1989 (1989) — Editor — 100 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1988 (1988) — Editor — 97 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2020 (2020) — Editor — 85 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1987 (1987) — Editor — 85 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1986 (1986) — Editor — 70 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2022 (2022) — Editor — 54 exemplars
A Dream of Summer: Poems for a Sensuous Season (2004) — Editor — 18 exemplars
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Editor — 2 exemplars
The Winchester Reader (1991) 2 exemplars
Convergences (2002) 1 exemplars
Our Times 1 exemplars

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Atwan, Robert G.
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
Seton Hall University
Rutgers University



SrMaryLea | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Aug 23, 2023 |
English poetry inspired by Bible
SrMaryLea | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Aug 23, 2023 |
Didn't read them all, good but many were depressing.
ritaer | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Feb 12, 2023 |
The foolish political analysts of the late aughts thought they were on the cusp of a precipitous descent into hell itself. (Whereas it's exactly this moment that is the cusp. No, rather this moment. Actually it's this moment...) In fact, the political briefs on the Iraq war (there are four of them) are all quite good, if at times alarmist(: 'if Bush is enthusiastic about the use of torture, which is in violation of the Geneva conventions, then we can expect his enthusiastic use of nuclear weapons which are not in violation of these conventions...' ) The disguised fiction/prose pieces aren't terrible either, but the mediocre essays outnumber the good, and none of them produce lasting insight.

Instead we have a collage of DFW's worst impulses, which point backward to his despair. It's one thing to 'lament the horrors of the modern age' while recognizing modern bane/boon are dialectical i.e. 'there is also good'. It's another thing to 'lament the horrors of the modern age' as an unsmiling social reactionary. DFW's perspective on our great 'social degeneration' is more or less: 'These are problems that have never existed before and are currently a major threat to the integrity of our society. We could solve all these problems if everyone listened to me.' Ahistorical at best. Which problems merit this alarm? Late 90s 'Political Correctness' scares in The Freedom to Offend, 'Sexual Degeneracy' panics in Afternoon of the Sex Children, Late 90s 'Liberal Idiocy' screeds in Loaded and Dragon Slayers, 'My-philoosphy-and-political-ideas-are-correct-and-everyone-would-agree-with-me-if-they-just-heard-my-argument' in Out From Xanadu, Apocalypse Now, and others.
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Joe.Olipo | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Nov 26, 2022 |



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