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FYS 531 - The Contemporary American Essay: Resources

This guide supports the research and reading assignments for the First Year Seminar 531, with information on how to find resources and materials to support essay writing and discovery.

Selected Books of Contemporary American Essays

The Best American Essays 2020 / Edited by Andre Aciman
The Golden Age of the American Essay / Edited by Phillip Loparte
The glorious American essay : one hundred essays from colonial times to the present / edited and with an introduction by Phillip Lopate
The making of the American essay / edited and introduced by John D'Agata
The American idea : the best of the Atlantic monthly : 150 years of writers and thinkers who shaped our history / edited by Robert Vare with Daniel B. Smith
The best American essays of the century / Joyce Carol Oates, editor ; Robert Atwan, coeditor
The Best American essays 1986 - 1995
Best African American essays, 2009 / Gerald Early, series editor
Writing for the New Yorker : critical essays on an American periodical / edited by Fiona Green

Where Else to Find Published Essays

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