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The Resource America's 93 greatest living authors present This is my best : over 150 self-chosen and complete masterpieces, together with their reasons for their selections, edited by Whit Burnett

America's 93 greatest living authors present This is my best : over 150 self-chosen and complete masterpieces, together with their reasons for their selections, edited by Whit Burnett

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America's 93 greatest living authors present This is my best : over 150 self-chosen and complete masterpieces, together with their reasons for their selections
Title
America's 93 greatest living authors present This is my best
Title remainder
over 150 self-chosen and complete masterpieces, together with their reasons for their selections
Statement of responsibility
edited by Whit Burnett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1899-1973
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Burnett, Whit
Dewey number
810.822
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS536
LC item number
.B8
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • United States
Label
America's 93 greatest living authors present This is my best : over 150 self-chosen and complete masterpieces, together with their reasons for their selections, edited by Whit Burnett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
"Biographies and bibliographies" pages 1119-1169
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The man's story. The hand / Theodore Dreiser -- The short happy life of Francis Macomber / Ernest Hemingway -- The leader of the people / John Steinbeck -- The days of the giants / Henry Mencken -- My remarkable uncle / Stephen Leacock -- Strange moonlight / Conrad Aiken -- Two fisherman / Morley Callaghan -- The joy of single blessedness / George Ade -- The American dream. America was promises / Archibald MacLeish -- Neighbour Rosicky / Willa Cather -- Dinner with the Babbitts / Sinclair Lewis -- The American dream / James Truslow Adams -- America's mythology / Mark Van Doren -- Mark Twain: the artist as American / Bernard De Voto -- The standard of living / Dorothy Parker -- The customer is always wrong / Wolcott Gibbs -- A goodly heritage. The devil and Daniel Webster / Stephen Vincent Benet -- Hawthorne in Salem / Van Wyck Brooks -- The Lord's Day in the nineties / Mary Ellen Chase -- Sixteen poems / Robert Frost -- Central Park / Robert Nathan -- Maine is a perpetual poem / Robert Tristram Coffin -- The night on the cobble / Dorothy Canfield Fisher -- The old stone house / Edmund Wilson -- Country full of Swedes / Erskine Caldwell
  • Home in the nineties / Henry Seidel Canby -- Last days of Bostonian / John P. Marquand -- The deep past / Ellen Glasgow -- Hyacinth drift / Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings -- Another April / Jesse Stuart -- Lutie / Conrad Richter -- Mary White / William Allen White -- The jungle. The slaughter of the pigs / Upton Sinclair -- Studs / James Farrell -- How "bigger" was born / Richard Wright -- The adding machine / Elmer Rice -- Quo Vadimus? / E. B. White -- Girl on the road / Louis Adamic -- Poems of American negro life / Langston Hughes -- Mio and Miriamne / Maxwell Anderson -- That evening sun go down / William Faulkner -- Flowering Judas / Katherine Anne Porter -- Escape to the proletariat / John Dos Passos -- The Jukes family / Frank Sullivan -- Bridewater's half dollar / Booth Tarkington -- The dust which is God. Fifteen sonnets / Edna St. Vincent Millay -- The dust which is God / William Rose Benet -- Three poems / Louis Untermeyer -- A song for Eros / Christopher Morley -- Dedications in acrostics / (James) Branch Cabell -- Tamar dancing / Robinson Jeffers -- Some flower studies / William Carlos Williams -- What are years? / Marianne Moore
  • Song from "Mediterranean" / Muriel Rukeyser -- The islands / H. D. -- Domination of black / Wallace Stevens -- The masters. Horace / Agnes Repplier -- Tomorrow is my birthday / Edgar Lee Masters -- Swift and Vanessa / Carl Van Doren -- Beethoven / Hendrik Willem Van Loon -- The second part of "Don Quixote" / Joseph Wood Krutch -- The drama. Aesthetic jurisprudence / George Jean Nathan -- The great god Brown / Eugene O'Neill -- The election of Lincoln / Robert E. Sherwood -- Mei Lan-Fang / Stark Young -- The happy journey to Trenton and Camden / Thornton Wilder -- A preface / William Saroyan -- Rocket to the moon / Clifford Odets -- Speech from a play / E. E. Cummings -- Kitchen bouquet. "Speaking of operations" / Irvin Cobb -- The body beautiful / Cornelia Otis Skinner -- The treasurer's report / Robert Benchley -- Two and one are a problem / Ogden Nash -- Kitchen bouquet / S. J. Perelman -- The night the ghost got in / James Thurber -- Sacre du printemps / Ludwig Bemelmans -- They weren't going to die. M. Platon / Irwin Edman -- The street of Our Lady / Pierre Van Paassen -- The rains came / Louis Bromfield -- The old demon / Pearl Buck
  • The outbreak of international gansterism / John Gunther -- The thirteen bus / Vincent Sheean -- The little war / Lillian Hellman -- No room at the inn / Edna Ferber -- They weren't going to die / Kay Boyle -- Hitler at Compiègne / William L. Shirer -- The realm of being. In defence of history / Allan Nevins -- The people's death-fight / Paul de Kruif -- The economy of abundance / Stuart Chase -- The hours / Donald Culross Peattie -- From an old house / Joseph Hergesheimer -- Democracy and America / John Dewey -- ...The people, yes / Carl Sandburg
Control code
269897
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 1180 pages
Lccn
42036346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)455191
Label
America's 93 greatest living authors present This is my best : over 150 self-chosen and complete masterpieces, together with their reasons for their selections, edited by Whit Burnett
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
"Biographies and bibliographies" pages 1119-1169
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The man's story. The hand / Theodore Dreiser -- The short happy life of Francis Macomber / Ernest Hemingway -- The leader of the people / John Steinbeck -- The days of the giants / Henry Mencken -- My remarkable uncle / Stephen Leacock -- Strange moonlight / Conrad Aiken -- Two fisherman / Morley Callaghan -- The joy of single blessedness / George Ade -- The American dream. America was promises / Archibald MacLeish -- Neighbour Rosicky / Willa Cather -- Dinner with the Babbitts / Sinclair Lewis -- The American dream / James Truslow Adams -- America's mythology / Mark Van Doren -- Mark Twain: the artist as American / Bernard De Voto -- The standard of living / Dorothy Parker -- The customer is always wrong / Wolcott Gibbs -- A goodly heritage. The devil and Daniel Webster / Stephen Vincent Benet -- Hawthorne in Salem / Van Wyck Brooks -- The Lord's Day in the nineties / Mary Ellen Chase -- Sixteen poems / Robert Frost -- Central Park / Robert Nathan -- Maine is a perpetual poem / Robert Tristram Coffin -- The night on the cobble / Dorothy Canfield Fisher -- The old stone house / Edmund Wilson -- Country full of Swedes / Erskine Caldwell
  • Home in the nineties / Henry Seidel Canby -- Last days of Bostonian / John P. Marquand -- The deep past / Ellen Glasgow -- Hyacinth drift / Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings -- Another April / Jesse Stuart -- Lutie / Conrad Richter -- Mary White / William Allen White -- The jungle. The slaughter of the pigs / Upton Sinclair -- Studs / James Farrell -- How "bigger" was born / Richard Wright -- The adding machine / Elmer Rice -- Quo Vadimus? / E. B. White -- Girl on the road / Louis Adamic -- Poems of American negro life / Langston Hughes -- Mio and Miriamne / Maxwell Anderson -- That evening sun go down / William Faulkner -- Flowering Judas / Katherine Anne Porter -- Escape to the proletariat / John Dos Passos -- The Jukes family / Frank Sullivan -- Bridewater's half dollar / Booth Tarkington -- The dust which is God. Fifteen sonnets / Edna St. Vincent Millay -- The dust which is God / William Rose Benet -- Three poems / Louis Untermeyer -- A song for Eros / Christopher Morley -- Dedications in acrostics / (James) Branch Cabell -- Tamar dancing / Robinson Jeffers -- Some flower studies / William Carlos Williams -- What are years? / Marianne Moore
  • Song from "Mediterranean" / Muriel Rukeyser -- The islands / H. D. -- Domination of black / Wallace Stevens -- The masters. Horace / Agnes Repplier -- Tomorrow is my birthday / Edgar Lee Masters -- Swift and Vanessa / Carl Van Doren -- Beethoven / Hendrik Willem Van Loon -- The second part of "Don Quixote" / Joseph Wood Krutch -- The drama. Aesthetic jurisprudence / George Jean Nathan -- The great god Brown / Eugene O'Neill -- The election of Lincoln / Robert E. Sherwood -- Mei Lan-Fang / Stark Young -- The happy journey to Trenton and Camden / Thornton Wilder -- A preface / William Saroyan -- Rocket to the moon / Clifford Odets -- Speech from a play / E. E. Cummings -- Kitchen bouquet. "Speaking of operations" / Irvin Cobb -- The body beautiful / Cornelia Otis Skinner -- The treasurer's report / Robert Benchley -- Two and one are a problem / Ogden Nash -- Kitchen bouquet / S. J. Perelman -- The night the ghost got in / James Thurber -- Sacre du printemps / Ludwig Bemelmans -- They weren't going to die. M. Platon / Irwin Edman -- The street of Our Lady / Pierre Van Paassen -- The rains came / Louis Bromfield -- The old demon / Pearl Buck
  • The outbreak of international gansterism / John Gunther -- The thirteen bus / Vincent Sheean -- The little war / Lillian Hellman -- No room at the inn / Edna Ferber -- They weren't going to die / Kay Boyle -- Hitler at Compiègne / William L. Shirer -- The realm of being. In defence of history / Allan Nevins -- The people's death-fight / Paul de Kruif -- The economy of abundance / Stuart Chase -- The hours / Donald Culross Peattie -- From an old house / Joseph Hergesheimer -- Democracy and America / John Dewey -- ...The people, yes / Carl Sandburg
Control code
269897
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 1180 pages
Lccn
42036346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)455191

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