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The Resource Understanding the essay, edited by Patricia Foster & Jeff Porter

Understanding the essay, edited by Patricia Foster & Jeff Porter

Label
Understanding the essay
Title
Understanding the essay
Statement of responsibility
edited by Patricia Foster & Jeff Porter
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a book on how to read the essay, one that demonstrates how reading is inextricably tied to the art of writing. It aims to treat the essay with the close attention that has been given to other literary genres, and in doing so it suggests the beauty and depth of the form as a whole. At once personal appreciations and acute critical assessments, the pieces collected here broaden our perspective on the essay as a major literary art, tracing its history from William Hazlitt to Joan Didion."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
808.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1417
LC item number
.U54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1948-
  • 1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Foster, Patricia
  • Porter, Jeffrey Lyn
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College readers
  • Essays
  • English language
Label
Understanding the essay, edited by Patricia Foster & Jeff Porter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "A History and Poetics of the Essay," Jeff Porter -- Introduction to David Foster Wallace -- Reading "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again," Jeff Porter -- Introduction to Anne Carson -- Reading "On Trout," Eula Biss -- Introduction to Jamaica Kincaid -- Reading A Small Place, Donald Morrill -- Introduction to Scott Russell Sanders -- Reading "Under the Influence," James McKean -- Introduction to Joy Williams -- Reading "The Case Against Babies," Sara Levine -- Introduction to Joan Didion -- Reading "Georgia O'Keeffe," Patricia Foster -- Introduction to John McPhee -- Reading Encounters with the Archdruid, Adam Hochschild -- Introduction to Cynthia Ozick -- Reading "A Drugstore in Winter," Sven Birkerts -- Introduction to James Baldwin -- Reading "Notes of a Native Son," Honor Moore -- Introduction to Seymour Krim -- Reading "For My Brothers and Sisters in the Failure Business," Vivian Gornick -- Introduciton to Ralph Ellison -- Reading "The Little Man in Chehaw Station," Gayle Pemberton -- Introduction to George Orwell -- Reading "A Hanging," Carl H. Klaus -- Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Reading "The Crack-Up," Patricia Hampl -- Introduction to Virginia Woolf -- Reading "Street Haunting," Marilyn Abildskov -- Introduction to Mark Twain -- Reading "To the Person Sitting in Darkness," Robin Hemley -- Introduction to William Hazlitt -- Reading "On the Pleasure of Hating," Phillip Lopate -- Introduction to Charles Lamb -- Reading "New Year's Eve," David Lazar -- Introduction to Jonathan Swift -- Reading "A Modest Proposal," Xu Xi -- Introduction to Michel de Montaigne -- Reading "On Some Verses of Virgil," David Hamilton -- Key Terms for the Essay -- Contributors
Control code
764312707
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 261 pages
Isbn
9781554810208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)764312707
Label
Understanding the essay, edited by Patricia Foster & Jeff Porter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "A History and Poetics of the Essay," Jeff Porter -- Introduction to David Foster Wallace -- Reading "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again," Jeff Porter -- Introduction to Anne Carson -- Reading "On Trout," Eula Biss -- Introduction to Jamaica Kincaid -- Reading A Small Place, Donald Morrill -- Introduction to Scott Russell Sanders -- Reading "Under the Influence," James McKean -- Introduction to Joy Williams -- Reading "The Case Against Babies," Sara Levine -- Introduction to Joan Didion -- Reading "Georgia O'Keeffe," Patricia Foster -- Introduction to John McPhee -- Reading Encounters with the Archdruid, Adam Hochschild -- Introduction to Cynthia Ozick -- Reading "A Drugstore in Winter," Sven Birkerts -- Introduction to James Baldwin -- Reading "Notes of a Native Son," Honor Moore -- Introduction to Seymour Krim -- Reading "For My Brothers and Sisters in the Failure Business," Vivian Gornick -- Introduciton to Ralph Ellison -- Reading "The Little Man in Chehaw Station," Gayle Pemberton -- Introduction to George Orwell -- Reading "A Hanging," Carl H. Klaus -- Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Reading "The Crack-Up," Patricia Hampl -- Introduction to Virginia Woolf -- Reading "Street Haunting," Marilyn Abildskov -- Introduction to Mark Twain -- Reading "To the Person Sitting in Darkness," Robin Hemley -- Introduction to William Hazlitt -- Reading "On the Pleasure of Hating," Phillip Lopate -- Introduction to Charles Lamb -- Reading "New Year's Eve," David Lazar -- Introduction to Jonathan Swift -- Reading "A Modest Proposal," Xu Xi -- Introduction to Michel de Montaigne -- Reading "On Some Verses of Virgil," David Hamilton -- Key Terms for the Essay -- Contributors
Control code
764312707
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 261 pages
Isbn
9781554810208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)764312707

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