The golden age of the American essay : 1945-1970
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xxiii, 519 pages ; 21 cm
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"The three decades that followed World War II were an exceptionally fertile period for American essays. The explosion of journals and magazines, the rise of public intellectuals, and breakthroughs in the arts inspired a flowering of literary culture. At the same time, the many problems that confronted mid-century America--racism, sexism, nuclear threat, war, poverty, and environmental degradation among them--proved fruitful topics for America's best minds. In The Golden Age of the American Essay, Phillip Lopate assembles a dazzling array of famous writers, critics, sociologists, theologians, historians, activists, theorists, humorists, poets, and novelists. Here are writers like James Agee, E. B. White, A. J. Liebling, Randall Jarrell, and Mary McCarthy, pivoting from the comic indignities of daily life to world peace, consumerism, and restaurants in Paris. Here is Norman Mailer on Jackie Kennedy, Vladimir Nabokov on Lolita, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail," and Richard Hofstadter's "The Paranoid Style in American Politics." Here are Gore Vidal, Rachel Carson, James Baldwin, Susan Sontag, John Updike, Joan Didion, and many more, in a treasury of brilliant writing that has stood the test of time." -Amazon

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lopate, P., Agee, J., Niebuhr, R., Kennan, G. F. 1., Wilson, E., Lippmann, W., Warshow, R., Rosenberg, H., Merton, R. K., Fiedler, L. A., Baldwin, J., McCarthy, M., Howe, I., White, E. B. 1., Nabokov, V. V., Bellow, S., Trilling, L., Liebling, A. J. 1., Krim, S., Hardwick, E., O'Connor, F., Updike, J., Jarrell, R., Greenberg, C., Carson, R., Mailer, N., King, M. L., Jr., Roth, P., Sontag, S., Hofstadter, R., Goodman, P., Wolfe, T., Denby, E., Momaday, N. S., Vidal, G., Murray, A., Eiseley, L. C., Hoagland, E., & Didion, J. (2021). The golden age of the American essay: 1945-1970 . Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

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Phillip Lopate et al.. 2021. The Golden Age of the American Essay: 1945-1970. Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

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Phillip Lopate et al.. The Golden Age of the American Essay: 1945-1970 Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2021.

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Lopate, Phillip, et al. The Golden Age of the American Essay: 1945-1970 Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2021.

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