New & Noteworthy, From Fake News to American Essays

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Recent titles of interest:THE GLORIOUS AMERICAN ESSAY: One Hundred Essays From Colonial Times to the Present, edited by Phillip Lopate. (Pantheon, $40.) In 900-plus pages, with writers from Cotton Mather to Rachel Carson and beyond, this anthology marshals a quintessentially American vision.LAUGHING TO KEEP FROM DYING: African American Satire …..

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