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10 Top Essays Since 1950-as per Publishers Weekly

abstract:Publishers Weekly is a magazine, website, marketing arm and professional networking entity for the American publishing sector. Anyone in "the business" regardless of nationality reads it. I recently came upon this article by Robert Atwan (Oct 12, 2012) where in he whittles down to 10 the top essays since 1950. Note that he says "essays" not "essayists" and that he excludes "all the great examples of New Journalism—Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, Michael Herr, and many others" and that his list is exclusively American writers. The essays he has selected exhibit deep personal exploration and reflection, and the writers include: I provide the link here so you can follow the hyperlinks to each writer's full essay.

The article of course, got me thinking about who I would pick for Canada's list of great essays? Send me your suggestions and I will compile a list for our readers. Where did you find the piece(s)? Where do Canadians go for home-grown excellence in writing: The Walrus, Descant, The Malahat Review, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Guist... here's a full list to pique your interest, as well as this site. Take a browse and tell me what you think paulas @


October 13, 2012



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