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"If there's a better reading companion for a long flight or a short vacation, I can't think what it might be." (Buffalo News)
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so I have an AP English paper I have to do and so I have to get this book. instead of receiving 2007 I get 2008. which is a huge difference.
send help im screwed
Just such smart, clean, clear, interesting essays.
Really good read.
While I have not yet read the entire collection, the intro by Wallace is worth the cost of the book anyway. Read morePublished on July 12, 2013 by Karen Douglass
This anthology is beyond 14 billion light years away from being the best essays of any nation in any year. Read morePublished on February 28, 2012 by Mammadon'tlie
These are all siper interesting essays. You can read them in any order and you can choose what to read or not.Published on February 25, 2011 by smithie149
This book, though it can give you a different view on certain opinions and topics, was very boring and hard to follow. Read morePublished on August 29, 2010 by Jen
To be honest the choice of this book was that of the instructor of one of my adult education classes and the essays it contains vary in form from short stories to exposition; they... Read morePublished on April 28, 2010 by Don Borden
If this is really the BEST collection of American Essays, then American literature is lost in the wilderness and in dire need of a map and compass. Read morePublished on May 22, 2009 by ARWoollock
Absolutely terrific! Only DFW could have picked such excellent essays. And, his introduction, on its own, is worth the price of this book. Read morePublished on May 19, 2009 by Michael W. Bartram