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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)


Obras por Robert Atwan

The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Editor & Foreword — 782 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2007 (2007) — Editor — 471 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2005 (2005) — Editor; Prefácio — 344 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2003 (2003) — Editor & Foreword — 314 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2006 (2006) — Editor — 300 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2004 (2004) — Prefácio; Editor — 292 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2008 (2008) — Prefácio; Editor — 290 exemplares
The Writer's Presence: A Pool of Essays (2000) — Editor, algumas edições; Editor — 255 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2001 (2001) — Editor; Prefácio — 237 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2012 (2012) — Editor — 232 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2009 (2009) — Editor — 232 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2011 (2011) — Editor — 227 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2010 (2010) — Editor — 227 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2002 (2002) — Editor; Prefácio — 222 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2013 (2013) — Editor — 216 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2000 (2000) — Editor; Prefácio — 214 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2015 (2015) 201 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1998 (1998) — Editor; Prefácio — 191 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1999 (1999) — Editor — 187 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1994 (1994) — Editor — 181 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2014 (2014) — Editor — 167 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1995 (1995) — Editor — 160 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1997 (1997) — Editor — 156 exemplares
The Best American Essays: College Edition (1995) — Editor — 147 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1991 (1991) — Editor — 144 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1992 (1992) — Editor — 138 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2016 (2016) — Editor — 138 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1996 (1996) — Editor — 133 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2019 (2019) — Series editor — 131 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1993 (1993) — Editor — 121 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2017 (2017) — Editor — 120 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1990 (1990) — Editor — 119 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1989 (1989) — Editor — 103 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1988 (1988) — Editor — 98 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2020 (2020) — Editor — 95 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1987 (1987) — Editor — 84 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1986 (1986) — Editor — 70 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2022 (2022) — Editor — 57 exemplares
A Dream of Summer: Poems for a Sensuous Season (2004) — Editor — 18 exemplares
Stamford : 350 years, 1641-1991 (1991) 2 exemplares
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Editor — 2 exemplares
The Winchester Reader (1991) 2 exemplares
Our Times 1 exemplar
Convergences (2002) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Julius Caesar (1623) — Editor, algumas edições12,518 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

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Atwan, Robert G.
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
Seton Hall University
Rutgers University



SrMaryLea | 1 outra crítica | Aug 23, 2023 |
English poetry inspired by Bible
SrMaryLea | 1 outra crítica | Aug 23, 2023 |
Didn't read them all, good but many were depressing.
ritaer | 1 outra crítica | 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 | 10 outras críticas | Nov 26, 2022 |



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