Robert Atwan


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in Paterson, New Jersey, The United States
November 02, 1940

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Robert Atwan has been the series editor of The Best American Essays since its inception in 1986. He has edited numerous literary anthologies and written essays and reviews for periodicals nationwide.

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The Best American Essays 2012

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3.89 avg rating — 847 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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The Best American Essays 2010

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3.75 avg rating — 413 ratings — published 2010
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The Best American Essays 2013

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3.91 avg rating — 1,079 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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The Best American Essays 2000

3.78 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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A Mind of Winter: Poems for...

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4.10 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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America Now: Short Readings...

3.71 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 2007 — 88 editions
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Harper American Literature,...

3.74 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1998
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The Best American Essays

3.97 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1995 — 11 editions
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The Best American Essays 1988

3.97 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1988 — 2 editions
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Ten On Ten: Major Essayists...

4.14 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1992
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“I'm not usually sold on epiphanies. I am more interested in the opposite experience: not those rare moments of startling insight or realization, but-what I suspect are more common-those sudden flashes of anxious confusion and bewilderment.”
Robert Atwan, The Best American Essays 2011

“the evening crowd on University Avenue appeared to be living in an earlier American era, one lacking desperation, hysteria, and Fox News.”
Robert Atwan, The Best American Essays 2013

“I did on one or two occasions tell my students they were living in a society that valued people of their age, region, and class primarily as cannon fodder, cheap labor, and gullible consumers, and that education could give them some of the weapons necessary to fight back.”
Robert Atwan, Best American Essays 2012

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