Robert Atwan, the founder of The Best American Essays series, picks the 10 best essays of the postwar period. Links to the essays are provided when available. So to make my list of the top ten essays since less impossible, I decided to exclude all the great examples of New Journalism--Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, Michael Herr, and many others can be reserved for another list. I also decided to include only American writers, so such outstanding English-language essayists as Chris Arthur and Tim Robinson are missing, though they have appeared in The Best American Essays series. And I selected essays , not essayists. A list of the top ten essayists since would feature some different writers.
Bernie Sanders’ 1972 Essay on Rape
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Erotic literature comprises fictional and factual stories and accounts of eros — passionate, romantic or sexual relationships — intended to arouse similar feelings in readers,  in contrast to erotica , which focuses more specifically on sexual feelings. Other common elements are satire and social criticism. Much erotic literature features erotic art , illustrating the text. Despite cultural disapproval of such material, circulation of erotic literature was not seen as a major problem before the invention of printing, as the costs of producing individual manuscripts limited distribution to a very small group of wealthy and literate readers. The invention of printing, in the 15th century, brought with it both a greater market and increasing restrictions, including censorship and legal restraints on publication on the grounds of obscenity.
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Instead, let me tell you about one of the bright spots here at PW of late: working on this feature, our spring preview. That boiled down to notable titles, which were chosen from the more than 5, submitted for consideration. Our editors highlighted a mix of books, from surefire bestsellers to clever dark horse picks. And if you want to take a spin through our full database of spring and summer titles, head on over to publishersweekly.
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