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In her introduction to this volume, Joyce Carol Oates describes her project as "a search for the expression of personal experience within the historical, the individual talent within the tradition. For this singular collection, Joyce Carol Oates selected fifty-five unforgettable essays by the finest American writers of the twentieth century.

Here is a sampling -- twelve unabridged essays -- featuring a wide variety of contemporary writers reading classics of the genre, along with authors reading their own work. He has published reviews and essays in a range of periodicals and edited a number of other literature anthologies. Contents Foreword by Robert Atwan: Mark Twain Corn-pone Opinions: Du Bois Of the Coming of John: Henry Adams A Law of Acceleration: Randolph Bourne The Handicapped: John Jay Chapman Coatesville: Eliot Tradition and the Individual Talent: Ernest Hemingway Pamplona in July: Scott Fitzgerald The Crack-Up: James Thurber Sex Ex Machina: White Once More to the Lake: Mary Mccarthy Artists in Uniform: Rachel Carson The Marginal World: James Baldwin Notes of a Native Son: Loren Eiseley The Brown Wasps: Eudora Welty A Sweet Devouring: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Letter from Birmingham Jail: Tom Wolfe Putting Daddy On: Vladimir Nabokov Perfect Past: Michael Herr Illumination Rounds: Lewis Thomas The Lives of a Cell: Gass The Doomed in Their Sinking: Alice Walker Looking for Zora: Adrienne Rich Women and Honor: Some Notes on Lying:

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