Monday, August 7, 2017

The Most Anthologized Essays over the Past 25 Years

At Lithub, Emily Temple surveyed twenty anthologies to create this list of most anthologized essay. Here are the top ones. For the rest of the list and more, please click here.


Nine inclusions:

“Once More to the Lake,” E. B. White

Seven inclusions:

“Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Six inclusions:

“How it Feels to be Colored Me,” Zora Neale Hurston
“A Modest Proposal,” Jonathan Swift
“Mother Tongue,” Amy Tan
“The Death of the Moth,” Virginia Woolf

Five inclusions:

“Stranger in the Village,” James Baldwin
“No Name Woman,” Maxine Hong Kingston
“Shooting an Elephant,” George Orwell

Four inclusions:

“On Keeping a Notebook,” Joan Didion
“The Search for Marvin Gardens,” John McPhee
“The Way to Rainy Mountain,” N. Scott Momaday

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