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The Best American Essays 2020 (The Best American Series ®)

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A collection of the year’s best essays selected by André Aciman, author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name.

“An essay is the child of uncertainty,” André Aciman contends in his introduction to The Best American Essays 2020. “The struggle to write what one hopes is entirely true, and the long incubation every piece of writing requires of a writer who is thinking difficult thoughts, are what ultimately give the writing its depth, its magnitude, its grace.” The  essays Aciman selected center on people facing moments of deep uncertainty, searching for a greater truth. From a Black father’s confrontation of his son’s illness, to a divorcée’s transcendent experience with strangers, to a bartender grieving the tragic loss of a friend, these stories are a master class not just in essay writing but in empathy, artfully imbuing moments of hardship with understanding and that elusive grace. 

The Best American 2020 Essays includes  RABIH ALAMEDDINE • BARBARA EHRENREICH • LESLIE JAMISON JAMAICA KINCAID • ALEX MARZANO-LESNEVICH • A. O. SCOTT • JERALD WALKER • STEPHANIE POWELL WATTS and others 
 

ANDRÉ ACIMAN is the author of Eight White NightsCall Me by Your NameOut of EgyptFalse PapersAlibisHarvard Square, and Enigma Variations, and is the editor of The Proust Project. He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He lives with his wife in Manhattan.


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.

ISBN: 9780358359913

ISBN-10: 9780358359913

Publisher: Mariner Books

Publication Date: 11/03/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/03/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 336

Categories

Literary Collections / Essays

Literary Collections / American

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