Posts Tagged: best american essays

The Rumpus Has the Best American Essays (and also, Goodbye!)

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The last two years editing the Sunday Rumpus have allowed us to publish an exciting range of longform essays, and we’re honored to have had the chance to work with daring writers experimenting with form, and pushing the edges of personal writing in new and challenging ways.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Jaquira Díaz

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Jaquira Díaz discusses the challenge of writing about family members, her greatest joy as a writer, and her literary role models. ...more

Take a Stab: An Essay

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In anticipation of the Best American Essays 2014, which will come out later this week from Houghton Mifflin, the New Yorker brings us an adaptation of John Jeremiah Sullivan’s introduction to the anthology—a historical investigation of the word “essay.” Sullivan goes beyond the well-worn territory of debating the connotations Montaigne intended for his “Essais,” exploring the literary legacy of King James and the cultural reach of dramatist Ben Jonson.

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