The Pushcart Book of Essays by Anthony Brandt
The Best Essays from a Quarter-Century of the Pushcart Prize

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From the very start in 1976, the editors of The Pushcart Prize recognized and celebrated the essay, and over the years the series has witnessed the development of many forms of the genre, including a strong renaissance in the personal essay. This monumental collection selects opinions and reflections on much of the social, literary, and political history of recent decades, by authors including Andre Dubus, Thomas Lynch, Charles Simic, Frederick Busch, Louise Erdrich, Charles Baxter, Vicki Hearne, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Lopate, Donald Barthelme, Seamus Heaney, William Kitteredge, Franklin Burroughs, Naomi Shihab Nye, and many more.

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Anthony Brandt is an expert in the history of travel and adventure and is the book review editor for "Adventure" magazine. He has edited more than 20 books for National Geographic and is a contributor to "GQ, Esquire," the "New York Times Sunday Magazine," and other publications. His edited "Journals of Lewis and Clark" has sold nearly 100,000 copies in special markets and the trade.
Published January 1, 2002 by Pushcart Press. 463 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Some of the best work, however, comes from writers who are largely unknown outside the small-press orbit: Irma Wallem’s touching essay “Sex,” set in a nursing home;

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Not surprisingly, several of the contributors write about the writing life, including Joyce Carol Oates, Leslie A.

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