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Phillip Lopate
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Phillip Lopate is the author of the essay collections Against Joie de Vivre, Bachelorhood, Being with Children, Portrait of My Body, and Totally, Tenderly, Tragically, and the novels The Rug Merchant and Confessions of a Summer. He is the editor of The Art of the Personal Essay, the Library of America's Writing New York, and the series editor of The Art of the Essay. His film criticism appears regularly in The New York Times and other publications. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Book of Days
Personal Essays
Written by Emily Fox Gordon
Introduction by Phillip Lopate


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: August 17, 2010
Price: $15.00

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Book of Days
Personal Essays
Written by Emily Fox Gordon
Introduction by Phillip Lopate


Format: eBook
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: August 17, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Anchor Essay Annual
The Best of 1997
Written by Phillip Lopate


Format: Trade Paperback, 436 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 15, 1997
Price: $23.00

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The Art of the Essay, 1999

Written by Phillip Lopate


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 14, 1999
Price: $23.00

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The Art of the Personal Essay
An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
Written by Phillip Lopate


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 15, 1997
Price: $21.00

Distinguished from the formal essay by its friendly, conversational tone, its drive toward candor and confession, and its often quirky, first-person voice, the personal essay is perhaps the ideal literary form for beginning writers to explore their personal style and voice. The Art of the Personal Essay is the first anthology... Read more >

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Confessions of Summer

Written by Phillip Lopate


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: March 7, 1995
Price: $19.00

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Portrait of My Body

Written by Phillip Lopate


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 15, 1997
Price: $19.00

Phillip Lopate’s richest and most ambitious book yet—the final volume of a trilogy that began with Bachelorhood and Against Joie de VivrePortrait of My Body is a powerful memoir in the form of interconnected personal essays. One of America’s foremost essayists, who helped focus attention on the form in his acclaimed... Read more >

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Totally, Tenderly, Tragically

Written by Phillip Lopate


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 20, 1998
Price: $16.95

This new collection by master essayist Phillip Lopate is ideal for courses in criticism and the essay, and as a reader for expository writing courses centered around a particular theme. The theme is movies, and over the past 25 years, tackling subjects ranging from Visconti to Jerry Lewis, from the first... Read more >

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Waterfront
A Walk Around Manhattan
Written by Phillip Lopate


Format: Trade Paperback, 450 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $16.95

East Side, West Side, from the Little Red Lighthouse to Battery Park City, the wonders of Manhattan’s waterfront are both celebrated and secret—hidden in plain sight. In his brilliant exploration of this defining yet neglected shoreline, personal essayist Philip Lopate also recovers a part of the city’s soul.

A native New... Read more >
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Waterfront
A Walk Around Manhattan
Written by Phillip Lopate


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $11.99

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