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The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Anchor Books
Publication date June 1, 1995
Pages 777
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385423397
ISBN-10 038542339X
Dimensions 2 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 2.35 lbs.
Original list price $22.00
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Bringing together many great reflections on the human condition and the peculiarities of daily life, a unique collection of more than seventy-five essays ranges from classical predecessors of the genre up to today's finest writers. Reprint. NYT.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

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9780385423397 | details & prices | 777 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 2.00 in. | 2.35 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Bringing together many great reflections on the human condition and the peculiarities of daily life, a unique collection of more than seventy-five essays ranges from classical predecessors of the genre up to today's finest writers.

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