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By David Lazar,Patrick Madden,Chris Arthur,Barrie Jean Borich,Steven Church,Brian Doyle,Lisa Ferreira,Vivian Gornick,Wayne Koestenbaum,Shannon Lakanen,Desirae Matherly,Maggie Nelson,Jose Orduna,Elena Passarello,Kristen Radtke,Amy Scott,Jerald Walker,Marcia A

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ISBN-13: 9780820351377

Writers of the fashionable essay can hint their selected style the entire as far back as Michel de Montaigne (1533–92). yet retailer for the new amazing most sensible vendor How to dwell: a lifetime of Montaigne by means of Sarah Bakewell, Montaigne is basically missed. After Montaigne—a choice of twenty-four new own essays meant as tribute— goals to right this collective lapse of reminiscence and introduce smooth readers and writers to their stylistic forebear.

Though it’s been over 400 years given that he started writing his essays, Montaigne’s writing remains to be clean, and his use of the shape as a way of self-exploration on the planet round him reads as innovative—even through smooth criteria. he's, easily positioned, the author to whom all essayists are indebted. each one contributor has selected considered one of Montaigne’s 107 essays and has written his/her personal essay of a similar name and at the related topic, utilizing a quote from Montaigne’s essay as an epigraph. the general influence is such as a covers album, with every one author delivering his or her personal interpretation and stylistic verve to Montaigne’s topics in ways in which either make stronger and problem the French writer’s prose, rules, and varieties. that includes a who’s who of up to date essayists, After Montaigne deals a startling engagement with Montaigne and the essay shape whereas additionally pointing tips to the genre’s strength new directions.

Contributors: Marcia Aldrich, Chris Arthur, Robert Atwan, Barrie Jean Borich, Mary Cappello, Steven Church, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Danielle Cadena Deulen, Brian Doyle, Lina M. Ferreira C. V., Vivian Gornick, Robin Hemley, Wayne Koestenbaum, Shannon Lakanen, David Lazar, E. J. Levy, Phillip Lopate, Bret Lott, Patrick Madden, Desirae Matherly, Maggie Nelson, José Orduña, Elena Passarello, Lia Purpura, Kristen Radtke, Amy Lee Scott, Jerald Walker, Nicole Walker

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