The art of the personal essay: an anthology from the classical era to the present
Anchor Books, Doubleday,
1st Anchor Books pbk. ed.
For more than four hundred years, the personalnbsp;nbsp;essay has been one of the richest and most vibrantnbsp;nbsp;of all literary forms. Distinguished from thenbsp;nbsp;detached formal essay by its friendly, conversationalnbsp;nbsp;tone, its loose structure, and its drive towardnbsp;nbsp;candor and self-disclosure, the personal essaynbsp;nbsp;seizes on the minutiae of daily life-vanities,nbsp;nbsp;fashions, foibles, oddballs, seasonal rituals, love andnbsp;nbsp;disappointment, the pleasures of solitude,nbsp;nbsp;reading, taking a walk -- to offer insight into thenbsp;nbsp;human condition and the great social and politicalnbsp;nbsp;issues of the day. The Art of the Personal Essay isnbsp;nbsp;the first anthology to celebrate this fertilenbsp;nbsp;genre. By presenting more than seventy-five personalnbsp;nbsp;essays, including influential forerunners fromnbsp;nbsp;ancient Greece, Rome, and the Far East,nbsp;nbsp;masterpieces from the dawn of the personal essay in thenbsp;nbsp;sixteenth century, and a wealth of the finestnbsp;nbsp;personal essays from the last four centuries, editornbsp;nbsp;Phillip Lopate, himself an acclaimed essayist,nbsp;nbsp;displays the tradition of the personal essay in allnbsp;nbsp;its historical grandeur, depth, andnbsp;nbsp;diversity.
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|Grouping Author||selected and with an introduction by phillip lopat|
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|author2-role||Lopate, Phillip,1943-, Teachers & Writers Collaborative.|
|display_description||More than 75 essays trace the development of the literary form from classical examples to contemporary English and American writers.|
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|record_details||ils:.b14579674|Book|Books|1st Anchor Books pbk. ed.|English|Anchor Books, Doubleday,|1995, ?1994.|liv, 777 pages ; 25 cm.|
|subject_facet||Essays, Essays -- Translations into English|
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