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The Eloquent Essay: An Anthology of Classic & Creative Nonfiction

The Eloquent Essay: An Anthology of Classic & Creative Nonfiction John Loughery (Editor)

This anthology of seventeen modern essays shows the form at its most varied and dramatic. Purposefully concise, it gathers together exemplars of the personal narrative, the argument, the anecdotal essay, digressive discourse, the "open letter," and others. Some of the most engaging authors of our time write on subjects as diverse as becoming a doctor, cattle grazing rights, the death of Socrates, Anne Frank, computer culture, and how to detect "baloney" in all the verbiage that surrounds us.
     Included in the collection are essays by George Orwell, W. H. Auden, Bruno Bettelheim, Eudora Welty, Martin Luther King Jr., Joan Didion, Edward Abbey, Leo Marx, I. F. Stone, Pico Iyer, Amy Tan, Lewis Thomas, Barbara Kingsolver, Ann S. Causey, Carl Sagan, Ellen Ullman, and Opal Palmer Adisa.

Praise for the Book:
"Filled with humor, seriousness, skill in writing, and meaningful subjects."—Library Journal

About the Editor:
John Loughery is the head of the Upper School English Department at the Nightengale–Bamford School in New York City.

Other anthologies from Persea edited by John Loughery:
Into the Widening World: International Coming of Age Stories
A Walk in My World: Contemporary Stories of American Youth

Original Trade Paperback/$12.95 (Can. $18.99)/ISBN978-089255-241-2/192 pages/Nonfiction anthology

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