Essayism

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Publisher : New York Review of Books
ISBN 13 : 1681372835
Total Pages : 176 pages
Book Rating : 4.39/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Essayism by : Brian Dillon

Download or read book Essayism written by Brian Dillon and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2018-09-18 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A compelling ode to the essay form and the great essaysists themselves, from Montaigne to Woolf to Sontag. Essayism is a book about essays and essayists, a study of melancholy and depression, a love letter to belle-lettrists, and an account of the indispensable lifelines of reading and writing. Brian Dillon’s style incorporates diverse features of the essay. By turns agglomerative, associative, digressive, curious, passionate, and dispassionate, his is a branching book of possibilities, seeking consolation and direction from Michel de Montaigne, Virginia Woolf, Roland Barthes, Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Georges Perec, Elizabeth Hardwick, and Susan Sontag, to name just a few of his influences. Whether he is writing on origins, aphorisms, coherence, vulnerability, anxiety, or a number of other subjects, his command of language, his erudition, and his own personal history serve not so much to illuminate or magnify the subject as to discover it anew through a kaleidoscopic alignment of attention, thought, and feeling, a dazzling and momentary suspension of disparate elements, again and again.

Essayism

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Total Pages : 292 pages
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Book Synopsis Essayism by : Thomas J. Harrison

Download or read book Essayism written by Thomas J. Harrison and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Virginia Woolf's Essayism

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
ISBN 13 : 0748656227
Total Pages : 192 pages
Book Rating : 4.26/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Virginia Woolf's Essayism by : Randi Saloman

Download or read book Virginia Woolf's Essayism written by Randi Saloman and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2014-06-18 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the way Woolf used essay-writing techniques to develop her own conception of the modern novel. This book forcuses on Woolf's vast output of essays and their relation to her fiction. Saloman shows that it was by employing tools and methods drawn f

Suppose a Sentence

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Publisher : New York Review of Books
ISBN 13 : 1681375257
Total Pages : 187 pages
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Book Synopsis Suppose a Sentence by : Brian Dillon

Download or read book Suppose a Sentence written by Brian Dillon and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2020-10-27 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A captivating meditation on the power of the sentence by the author of Essayism, a 2018 New Yorker book of the year. In Suppose a Sentence, Brian Dillon, whom John Banville has called “a literary flâneur in the tradition of Baudelaire and Walter Benjamin,” has written a sequel of sorts to Essayism, turning his attention to the oblique and complex pleasures of the sentence. A series of essays prompted by a single sentence—from Shakespeare to James Baldwin, John Ruskin to Joan Didion—this new book explores style, voice, and language, along with the subjectivity of reading. Both an exercise in practical criticism and a set of experiments or challenges, Suppose a Sentence is a polemical and personal reflection on the art of the sentence in literature.

Homo Irrealis

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Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 13 : 0374720215
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Book Synopsis Homo Irrealis by : André Aciman

Download or read book Homo Irrealis written by André Aciman and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2021-01-19 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The New York Times–bestselling author of Find Me and Call Me by Your Name returns to the essay form with his collection of thoughts on time, the creative mind, and great lives and works Irrealis moods are a category of verbal moods that indicate that certain events have not happened, may never happen, or should or must or are indeed desired to happen, but for which there is no indication that they will ever happen. Irrealis moods are also known as counterfactual moods and include the conditional, the subjunctive, the optative, and the imperative—all best expressed in this book as the might-be and the might-have-been. One of the great prose stylists of his generation, André Aciman returns to the essay form in Homo Irrealis to explore what time means to artists who cannot grasp life in the present. Irrealis moods are not about the present or the past or the future; they are about what might have been but never was but could in theory still happen. From meditations on subway poetry and the temporal resonances of an empty Italian street to considerations of the lives and work of Sigmund Freud, C. P. Cavafy, W. G. Sebald, John Sloan, Éric Rohmer, Marcel Proust, and Fernando Pessoa and portraits of cities such as Alexandria and St. Petersburg, Homo Irrealis is a deep reflection on the imagination’s power to forge a zone outside of time’s intractable hold.

The Hypochondriacs

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Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 13 : 9781429936132
Total Pages : 288 pages
Book Rating : 4.34/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis The Hypochondriacs by : Brian Dillon

Download or read book The Hypochondriacs written by Brian Dillon and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2010-02-02 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Charlotte Brontë found in her illnesses, real and imagined, an escape from familial and social duties, and the perfect conditions for writing. The German jurist Daniel Paul Schreber believed his body was being colonized and transformed at the hands of God and doctors alike. Andy Warhol was terrified by disease and by the idea of disease. Glenn Gould claimed a friendly pat on his shoulder had destroyed his ability to play piano. And we all know someone who has trawled the Internet in solitude, seeking to pinpoint the source of his or her fantastical symptoms. The Hypochondriacs is a book about fear and hope, illness and imagination, despair and creativity. It explores, in the stories of nine individuals, the relationship between mind and body as it is mediated by the experience, or simply the terror, of being ill. And, in an intimate investigation of those lives, it shows how the mind can make a prison of the body by distorting our sense of ourselves as physical beings. Through witty, entertaining, and often moving examinations of the lives of these eminent hypochondriacs—James Boswell, Charlotte Brontë, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Alice James, Daniel Paul Schreber, Marcel Proust, Glenn Gould, and Andy Warhol—Brian Dillon brilliantly unravels the tortuous connections between real and imagined illness, irrational fear and rational concern, the mind's aches and the body's ideas.

On Essays

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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN 13 : 019870786X
Total Pages : 397 pages
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Book Synopsis On Essays by : Thomas Karshan

Download or read book On Essays written by Thomas Karshan and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2020-07-29 with total page 397 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sets out in a new and authoritative way the history of the essay; explains how the essay has come to mean what it does, surveys the widely various incarnations of the form, offers new accounts of major essayists in English, and traces a wide range of significant themes.

Ill Nature

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN 13 : 1493023713
Total Pages : 200 pages
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Book Synopsis Ill Nature by : Joy Williams

Download or read book Ill Nature written by Joy Williams and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-10-10 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most of us watch with mild concern the fast disappearing wild spaces or the recurrence of pollution - related crises such as oil spills, toxic blooms in fertilizer-enriched rivers, and the increasing violence in our own country. Joy Williams does much more than watch. With guts and passion, she sounds the alarm over the general disconnection from the natural world that our consumer culture has created. The culling of elephants, electron-probed chimpanzees, and the vanishing wetlands are just some of her subjects. Razor-sharp, controversial, scathingly opinionated, and refreshingly unafraid of conflict, Williams refuses to compromise as she lashes out at the greed of Americans and decries our own turpitude. It is not enough to mourn the passing of the natural world, Ill Nature shouts. Get out of our homes and our cars and our cubicles and do something...now.

The Water Cure

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Total Pages : 18 pages
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The Essayistic Spirit

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Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN 13 : 9780198151944
Total Pages : 324 pages
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Book Synopsis The Essayistic Spirit by : Claire de Obaldia

Download or read book The Essayistic Spirit written by Claire de Obaldia and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 1995 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Essayistic Spirit explores this potential on the borders of philosophy, literature (especially the novel), and criticism, by referring our post-Romantic conception of literature and literary history back to Montaigne's Essais, and to a whole related tradition of philosophical scepticism. But precisely because of what is implied by 'potential', this exploration never loses sight of what de Obaldia regards as the real limits of essayism.