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Reading Essays : An Invitation.

Author/Creator:
Atkins, G. Douglas.
Publication:
Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2008.
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College readers.
English language -- Rhetoric.
Report writing.
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Electronic books.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
A Note on Texts
Essaying to Be: On Reading (and Writing) Essays
The Advent of Personality and the Beginning of the Essay: Montaigne and Bacon
"The Passionate Discourse of an Amateur": John Dryden's Prose and Poetic Essays
With Wit Enough to Manage Judgment: Alexander Pope's An Essay on Criticism
It's Not an Essay: Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" and the Immodesty of Satire
Turning Inside Out: Samuel Johnson's "The Solitude of the Country"
An Allegory of Essaying? Process and Product inWilliam Hazlitt's "On Going a Journey"
The Risk of Not Being: RalphWaldo Emerson's "Illusions"
Forging in the Smithy of the Mind: Henry David Thoreau's "Walking" and the Problematic of Transcendence
Estranging the Familiar: Alice Meynell's "Solitudes"
By Indirections Find Directions Out": Hilaire Belloc's "The Mowing of a Field"
Essaying and the Strain of Incarnational Thinking: G. K. Chesterton's "A Piece of Chalk"
Homage to the Common Reader: Or How Should One Read Virginia Woolf 's "The Death of the Moth"?
The Turning of the Essay: T. S. Eliot's "Tradition and the Individual Talent"
A Site to Behold: Richard Selzer's "A Worm from My Notebook"
The Discarnate Word: Scott Russell Sanders's "Silence"
"Love Came to Us Incarnate": Annie Dillard's "God in the Doorway"
A Free Intelligence": George Orwell, the Essay, and "Reflections on Gandhi"
Where "Trifles Rule Like Tyrants": Cynthia Ozick's "The Seam of the Snail"
Essaying and Pen Passion: Anne Fadiman as Common Reader in "Eternal Ink"
Acts of Simplifying: Sense and Sentences in Sam Pickering's "Composing a Life"
Caged Lions and Sustained Sibilants: E. B. White as "Recording Secretary" in "The Ring of Time".
Her Oyster Knife Sharpened: Control of Tone in Zora Neale Hurston's "How It Feels to Be Colored Me"
The Basic Ingredient: Candor and Compassion in Nancy Mairs's "On Being a Cripple"
The Work of the Sympathetic Imagination: James Baldwin's "Notes of a Native Son"
"On a Line Between Two Sturdy Poles": Edward Hoagland's "What I Think, What I Am"
A Note on Writing the Essay: The Issue of Process versus Product (with an essay by Cara McConnell)
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Print version: Atkins, G. Douglas Reading Essays
ISBN:
9780820336534
9780820328263
OCLC:
593295520