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There can be no excuse for an essayist being dull or ponderous and this collection of essays does not fall into that trap.
Some essayists consider Crafts a "genius" performing "literary alchemy" (82) or the more strained "double-voiced discourse" (78).
The archive also contains the papers of writer Chester Himes, and a small but valuable collection of papers of Native Son author and essayist Richard Wright.
Ehrenreich considers herself an essayist, but her larger purpose, to show the injustice of contemporary American capitalism, informs each of the essays that make up Nickel and Dimed.
Similar rhapsodic victory announcements were published by Robert Bartley of the Wall Street Journal and essayist Andrew Sullivan, a sell-described "conservative Catholic homosexual activist.
Also highlighted are Brendel's views of the freedoms and obligations of a performer, the work of musicians who have fascinated him and his endeavors as poet and essayist.
Mass can be another fine mess, says Pulitzer Prize-winning essayist Annie Dillard in one of her discourses on church worship.
Osborne's on "Ruskin's Unto This Last (1862)," which the essayist himself had designated in his sub-title as "A Reconsideration" (Winter 1992).
It is one sign of the low esteem into which the essay has fallen that the best-regarded essays are the ones that strain to be stories--the ones, in other words, that renounce the main privilege of the essayist over the storyteller: the right to think out loud, the right to draw conclusions from data rather than merely present it, the right to offer interpretations and propose hypotheses.
The medium of conversation allows the essayist to become what Hume describes as "a Kind of Resident or Ambassador from the Dominions of Learning to those of Conversation.
The most dangerous people," said the twentieth-century Christian essayist G.
It could spell the end of the age of irony," wrote Roger Rosenblatt, essayist for Time and Jim Lehrer's Newshour.