Encyclopedia of the Essay

Encyclopedia of the Essay

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This groundbreaking new source of international scope defines the essay as nonfictional prose texts of between one and 50 pages in length. The more than 500 entries by 275 contributors include entries on nationalities, various categories of essays such as generic (such as sermons, aphorisms), individual major works, notable writers, and periodicals that created a market for essays, and particularly famous or significant essays. The preface details the historical development of the essay, and the alphabetically arranged entries usually include biographical sketch, nationality, era, selected writings list, additional readings, and anthologiesThe topical essay is generally one written in response to a newsworthy event, and hence has within it the ephemerality ... Yet, the roots of the topical essay are in the 18th century, in English newspapers which routinely combined current newsanbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of the Essay
Author:Tracy Chevalier
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-10-12


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