The Art Of The Personal Essay: An Anthology From The Classical Era To The Present

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ISBN : 038542339X

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For more than four hundred years, the personal  essay has been one of the richest and most vibrant  of all literary forms. Distinguished from the  detached formal essay by its friendly, conversational  tone, its loose structure, and its drive toward  candor and self-disclosure, the personal essay  seizes on the minutiae of daily life-vanities,  fashions, foibles, oddballs, seasonal rituals, love and  disappointment, the pleasures of solitude,  reading, taking a walk -- to offer insight into the  human condition and the great social and political  issues of the day. The Art of the Personal Essay is  the first anthology to celebrate this fertile  genre. By presenting more than seventy-five personal  essays, including influential forerunners from  ancient Greece, Rome, and the Far East,  masterpieces from the dawn of the personal essay in the  sixteenth century, and a wealth of the finest  personal essays from the last four centuries, editor  Phillip Lopate, himself an acclaimed essayist,  displays the tradition of the personal essay in all  its historical grandeur, depth, and  diversity.
Author : Phillip Lopate
ISBN : 038542339X
Language : English
No of Pages : 777
Edition : 1st Anchor Books Pbk. Ed
Publication Date : 1/15/1995
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 9.2x6.4x2.1
Book weight : 0.02

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