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Atwan, Robert

Overview
Works: 243 works in 478 publications in 1 language and 18,829 library holdings
Genres: Essays  Poetry  Christian poetry 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PS688, 814.508
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Atwan
The best American essays of the century( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty five unforgettable essays by the finest American writers of the twentieth century
Popular writing in America; the interaction of style and audience by Donald McQuade( Book )

32 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the interaction between style of writing and the intended reading audience in advertising, the press, magazines, bestsellers, classic writings, and scripts, from 1492 to the present. Includes ads for/by Modart, Listerine, Tiparillo, NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund, Mary Ann Restivo, Wrangler, U.S. Army, National Women's Political Caucus, Nike, American Express Company, White Owl, Charles Atlas, Joe Weider, Future Homemakers of America, Paco Rabanne, Aramis, Calvin Klein, Oaktree, Resinol Soap, Book of Etiquette, Symphony Press, LifeStyles, International Paper Company, San Francisco Black Coalition on AIDS, Neutrogena, Willys-Overland, Ford Closed Cars, Volkswagen, Oldsmobile Tornado, Mazda, Saturn, Suzuki, Wolfschmidt's Vodka, Ballantine Ale, Schrafft's, Coca-Cola, McCormick/Schilling, Campari, Burger King, McDonald's, Great Books, Seventeen, Eyewitness News, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, SONY, Mitsubishi, Army National Guard, United Negro College Fund, Distilled Spirits Council, Tobacco Institute, Bell System, National Rifle Association, Handgun Control, Rockwell International, Adelphi University, Central Intelligence Agency, and the U.S. Council for Energy Awareness. Includes writings by Marianne Moore, David Ogilvy, Patricia Volk, Neil Postman, Teresa Riordan, Michael Specter, David Beers, Catherine Capellaro, Stephen Crane, Francis Pharcellus Church, Heywood Broun, Jack Lait, George M. Mahawinney, Dorothy Thompson, Langston Hughes, William L. Laurence, Tom Wicker, Thomas O'Toole, Vivian Gornick, Mike Royko, Susan Jacoby, Jimmy Breslin, Debbie McKinney, Diana Griego Erwin, Samuel Francis, David Von Drehle, Michael Ventura, Anna Quindlen, Scott Higham, Ancil Davis, Tottie Ellis, Mona Charen, Juan Williams, Henry Louis Gates Jr., David Mills, Teri Maddox, Laura Parker, Luther Campbell, Russell Baker, Ann Powers, Nina Schuyler, George Lakoff, David G. Savage, Maureen Dowd, Patrick O'Connell, Jeffrey Hart, Karen Jurgensen, Paul Hemphill, Jack London, William Hand, Peter Homans, N. Scott Momaday, Toni Morrison, Gretel Ehrlich, Stephen King, Bob Greene, Lance Morrow, Jerry Adler, Martin Gottfried, Sallie Tisdale, Randy Shilts, Ann Hodgman, Elizabeth F. Brown, William R. Hendee, Sidney Hook, Ishmael Reed, Josh Ozersky, John Updike, Robert Hughes, Harriet Beecher-Stowe, P.T. Barnum, Ernest L. Thayer, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Dale Carnegie, Wilfred Funk, Norman Lewis, Ogden Nash, Mickey Spillane, Grace Metalious, Vance Packard, Mario Puzo, Alex Haley, Benjamin Spock, Ron Kovic, William Least Heat Moon, Letitia Baldridge, Garrison Keillor, Barry Lopez, Allan Bloom, Amy Tan, Susan Faludi, Christopher Columbus, Tom Wolfe, Thomas Jefferson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Frederick Douglass, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Harriet Jacobs, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, William Carlos Williams, E.B. White, William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Tillie Olsen, Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath, Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Angelou, Norman Mailer, Joan Didion, Maxine Hong Kingston, Walker Percy, Raymond Carver, Lewis Thomas, Annie Dillard, Eudora Welty, June Jordan, Orson Welles, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Dick Orkin and Bert Berdis, Robert Geller, Richard B. Eckhaus, and Matt Williams
Chapters into verse : poetry in English inspired by the Bible( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For generations, poets have turned to the Bible for insight and inspiration. What did so many creative minds find in scripture? Is the Bible still a vital source of poetic inspirations? Chapters Into Verse is the first comprehensive collection ever made of poems written in English inspired by the Bible. A groundbreaking anthology, it introduces readers to a distinct heritage of English poetry: The scriptural tradition. Though frequently ignored and sometimes suppressed, this tradition rivals the classical and is every bit as venerable. Drawing a unique map of the history of English poetry, the two volumes of Chapters Into Verse survey and define the literary legacy of the Scriptures from the fourteenth century to the present. Each volume is arranged in scriptural order, and each poem is preceded by the biblical passage that inspired it. Thus readers can conveniently witness the various ways sacred text has sparked the imagination of poets throughout the ages. In Volume I, which covers Genesis to Malachi, almost every book of the Old Testament is represented. The collection features verses both famous and unfamiliar, from Milton's Paradise Lost and Lord Byron's Hebrew Melodies to Christopher Smart's hymns and Mary Herbert's psalms. The editors have included poems by virtually all the prominent religious poets--among them, John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Edward Taylor, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. Included, too, are devotional and visionary works from a wide range of vintage poets--Robert Burns, William Blake, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, Alfred Tennyson, and Robert Browning. Proving that the Bible is just as powerful a source of inspiration today as it was in the past, the collection assembles a mixed congregation of modern and contemporary poets, such as Marianne Moore, Delmore Schwartz, Dylan Thomas, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Countee Cullen, E.E. Cummings, William Butler Yeats, Robert Lowell, Hugh McDiarmid, Laura (Riding) Jackson, Charles Reznikoff, A.D. Hope, Geoffrey Hill, Denise Levertov, Philip Levine, John Ashbery, and Derek Walcott. Of enduring interest to readers of both scripture and literature, this anthology illuminates key passages of the Old Testament. The measured speech and inspired leaps of poetry offer a spirited alternative to the textual exegesis usually supplied by prose commentary. As such, Chapters Into Verse is truly a poets' Bible. In selection after selection, readers will encounter an astonishing variety of religious experiences, as a host of poets from many eras and many backgrounds respond to Holy Scripture spiritually, profoundly, and imaginatively
The best American essays 1986 by Robert Atwan( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles a selection of the best literary essays of the year 1985 which were originally published in American periodicals
American mass media : industries and issues by Robert Atwan( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divine inspiration : the life of Jesus in world poetry( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America now : short readings from recent periodicals by Robert Atwan( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is designed to involve introductory writing students in the give and take of current public discussion and to activate reading, thinking, discussion, and writing. The overriding instructional principle is that participation in informed discussion will stimulate and improve student writing. - p. v
Openings : original essays by contemporary Soviet and American writers( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American essays 2010( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2009 which were originally published in American periodicals
The Best American Essays 2012( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2011 which were originally published in American periodicals
The best American essays 2005( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of twenty-five essays originally published in various periodicals by a number of noted writers including Roger Angell, Andrea Barrett, Jonathan Franzen, and others
The best American essays 2002( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new collection of the finest nonfiction essays published over the past year incorporates the work of distinguished masters of the essay genre on topics ranging from pathology to the boxing arena to growing up
The best American essays 2013 by Cheryl Strayed( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2012 which were originally published in American periodicals
The best American essays 2003( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the finest nonfiction essays published over the past year incorporates the work of distinguished masters of the essay genre
The best American essays 2004( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected, and most popular, of its kind
The best American essays 2015( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2014 which were originally published in American periodicals
The Best American Essays 2011( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2010 which were originally published in American periodicals
Best American essays 2006( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected, and most popular, of its kind
The writer's presence : a pool of readings by Robert Atwan( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Writer's Presence collects the very best readings by great writers, showcasing distinctive voices and clear points of view on a broad range of engaging topics. With selections that span different communities, time periods, levels of difficulty, and fields of study, The Writer's Presence shines a spotlight foremost on writers who establish a strong presence and whose writing will encourage you to explore your own. This book includes readings and assignments you need in order to do your work. You can't pass your course without it." -- back cover
The best American essays 2000( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The best American essays of the century
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Atwan, R.

Atwan, Robert G.

Atwan, Robert G. 1940-

Robert Atwan American writer

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Popular writing in America; the interaction of style and audienceChapters into verse : poetry in English inspired by the BibleThe best American essays 1986Divine inspiration : the life of Jesus in world poetryAmerica now : short readings from recent periodicalsThe best American essays 2010The best American essays 2005The best American essays 2002