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  1. The essays are around 20 pages each, so you can read them in a single sitting. (Web site)
  2. The essays are written in an appealing style, include numerous quotations, and conclude with bibliographies for further study.
  3. The essays are short, abrupt but leave you to ponder your own interactions in life, nature.
  4. Essays are non-fiction but often subjective; while expository, they can also include narrative. (Web site)
  5. Essays are non-fictional but often Subjectivity; while expository, they can also include narrative.


  1. An essay is an impulsive medi-- tation, not science reporting.
  2. The essay is one of the richest of literary forms.
  3. The essay is a type of controlled wandering in which the essayist tries to make sense for themselves of what they observe.
  4. An essay is a piece of writing, usually from an author’s personal point of view.
  5. An essay is an impulsive meditation, not science reporting. (Web site)

George Orwell

  1. George Orwell was one of the most important writers of the 20th century and his works have sold millions of copies . (Web site)
  2. George Orwell: A Life, Bernard Crick, p.504 Orwell's younger sister, Avril, joined him at Barnhill in Jura in the role of housekeeper.

John Updike

  1. John Updike is one of America's most renowned men of letters. (Web site)

Edward Abbey

  1. Edward Abbey was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, near Home, at the end of a "red dog, dirt road" on January 29, 1927. (Web site)

James Baldwin

  1. James Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, and dramatist who is recognized as one of the most important twentieth-century American writers. (Web site)
  2. James Baldwin was born in Harlem, New York City, on August 2, 1924, the oldest of nine children. (Web site)
  3. James Baldwin was born on August 2, 1924, and educated in New York. (Web site)

Norman Mailer

  1. Plot chart for Norman Mailer's book Harlot's Ghost, undated.
  2. He appeared in an episode of Gilmore Girls entitled "Norman Mailer, I'm Pregnant!" with his son Stephen Mailer. (Web site)
  3. Norman Mailer often had pieces published in Dissent in the 1950s. (Web site)

Sarah Vowell

  1. Among contemporary humor essayists, Sarah Vowell and David Sedaris are among the most respected.
  2. Sarah Vowell on "John Brown's Body" tells us a lot more about the ballad than we might have imagined. (Web site)
  3. I put Chuck on par with my favorite essayists--Joe Queenan (this book is sort of the anti-Red Lobster, Blue Lagoon) and Sarah Vowell. (Web site)

Gretel Ehrlich

  1. Gretel Ehrlich is an American travel writer, novelist and essayist. (Web site)
  2. Gretel Ehrlich was born on a horse ranch near Santa Barbara, California and was educated at Bennington College and UCLA film school.

John Burroughs

  1. Home John Burroughs occupies a permanent place in American literature.
  2. John Burroughs has stated that experimental study of animals in captivity is absolutely useless.
  3. Winner of the 1984 John Burroughs Medal for the best work of natural history written the previous year. (Web site)

David Sedaris

  1. I've read many humorists after falling in love with David Sedaris's "Barrel Fever".
  2. Mr. Rakoff isn't as funny as David Sedaris, there is a strong undertone of melancholy, and he is self-deprecating in the extreme. (Web site)
  3. Most of the negative reactions come from a common disappointment that Rakoff does not write precisely like David Sedaris or Augusten Burroughs. (Web site)

John Muir

  1. John Muir is a great hero of mine, and has been since I was a child growing up in California. (Web site)
  2. John Muir is a hero who can best be honored by each of us doing what we can to live his message and protect the environment. (Web site)
  3. John Muir is one of the most important figures in the history of the American conservation movement. (Web site)
  4. John Muir was 30 that summer. (Web site)
  5. John Muir was a fine illustration of this rule. (Web site)


  1. Ozick is a thinker of luminous seriousness.
  2. Ozick is an earnest and profound writer.

Marilynne Robinson

  1. This novel is right up there among my favorites, along with Gilead and Housekeeping, both by Marilynne Robinson.
  2. Marilynne Robinson is most recently the author of Home.
  3. Keith Lee Morris' visit to his hometown conjures memories of his workshop with Marilynne Robinson, who also grew up there.

William Hazlitt

  1. As early as 1784 Mr. Bentley was interested in the teachings of the English Unitarian, William Hazlitt,[32] who at that time visited New England.
  2. Among men of letters, Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt and George Orwell are some of the most famous.
  3. Best represented by the works of William Hazlitt and Charles Lamb, the familiar essay has been explored from both historical and literary perspectives. (Web site)

Ralph Ellison

  1. Ralph Ellison was one of the earliest recipients.

Amiri Baraka

  1. Amiri Baraka is one of the most controversial writers in recent history, one whose influence on African-American literature has been profound. (Web site)
  2. Amiri Baraka was New Jersey ---s Poet Laureate at the time of the September 11, 2001 attacks. (Web site)

Virginia Woolf

  1. Virginia Woolf was also very close to her family, including her sister, Vanessa Bell and Vanessa's husband Clive Bell.

David Rakoff

  1. David Rakoff (born 1964) is an essayist, journalist, and actor. (Web site)
  2. David Rakoff on the other hand, is just as funny on paper as he is live.
  3. As a prolific freelance writer and a regular commentator on NPR's This American Life, David Rakoff has stumbled across some interesting subjects. (Web site)

Loren Eiseley

  1. The Star Thrower (or starfish story) is part of a sixteen page essay of the same name by Loren Eiseley (1907–1977). (Web site)
  2. Comprone closely examines the writing of Loren Eiseley, one of the writers that he labels "science essayists" (113).
  3. Included in this last group are such writers as African-American poet James Emanuel and essayist Loren Eiseley.

Samuel Johnson

  1. There are many societies formed around and dedicated to the study and enjoyment of Samuel Johnson's life and works. (Web site)
  2. She later met Samuel Johnson, the English essayist during his tour of Scotland with James Boswell.
  3. Literatis Online editions of Samuel Johnson's 'Rambler' essays, together with definitions of selected words used in them, from his dictionary.

Thomas Carlyle

  1. Thomas Carlyle was not a lover.

Annie Dillard

  1. I love Annie Dillard's spare and lyrical style.
  2. Warm and hopeful, The Maytrees is the surprising capstone of Annie Dillard's original body of work.
  3. Annie Dillard has clearly done her research on the town's history and deftly evokes the way Provincetown life has changed over the years.


  1. Mailer was drafted into the Army in World War II and served in the South Pacific.
  2. Mailer was given a suspended sentence because Adele refused to press charges, but she later publisher her book of memoirs, The Last Party (1997).
  3. Mailer was married six times, and had several mistresses.
  4. Mailer was married six times. (Web site)
  5. Mailer was short and handsomely craggy, with a bulldog chest. (Web site)

Jonathan Franzen

  1. Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections was the best-loved and most-written-about novel of 2001.
  2. Other writers, Jonathan Franzen, Paul Auster, attest to his generosity and friendship but he is not a party-goer.
  3. There is nothing like a book that makes the reader think, and Jonathan Franzen's latest puts the mind on overtime. (Web site)

Daniel Fuchs

  1. Daniel Fuchs was a novelist, short-story writer, and screenwriter.
  2. Daniel Fuchs was born in New York City and grew up in the poor section of Brooklyn that became the setting for his early novels. (Web site)

Adam Gopnik

  1. Adam Gopnik is a writer, essayist, and commentator who is frequently published in The New Yorker.
  2. Adam Gopnik was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but was raised in Montreal, Quebec. (Web site)


  1. Transcendentalism was a group of new ideas in literature, religion, culture, and philosophy that emerged in New England in the early-to mid-19th century.
  2. Transcendentalism was intimately connected with Concord , a small New England village 32 kilometers west of Boston .
  3. Transcendentalism was naturalistic and mystical, rejecting deterministic Calvinism.

Brander Matthews

  1. Brander Matthews was seen as one of the last Genteel literary critics in America. (Web site)

Margaret Fuller

  1. The Transcendentalists published a quarterly magazine, The Dial, which lasted four years and was first edited by Margaret Fuller and later by Emerson. (Web site)
  2. Modern readers increasingly value the work of abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier and feminist and social reformer Margaret Fuller. (Web site)
  3. But the point is this: there was no one within reach of Margaret Fuller, in her early days, who knew what was her need.

Aldous Huxley

  1. Aldous Huxley was his French teacher for one term early in his time at Eton.

Anne Fadiman

  1. Entertaining essays by Anne Fadiman about the joys of books and reading.
  2. For Anne Fadiman, as for many passionate readers, the books she loves have become chapters in he own life story. (Web site)
  3. Anne Fadiman, Jonathan Lethem, Richard Posner, and others reveal what font they compose in and why.

Charles Lamb

  1. Best represented by the works of William Hazlitt and Charles Lamb, the familiar essay has been explored from both historical and literary perspectives. (Web site)
  2. He quickly befriended others like him such as Percy Bysshe Shelley or Charles Lamb. (Web site)
  3. Here was Charles Lamb's "Essays of Elia," inscribed by the author to the woman he loved.

Ishmael Reed

  1. Ishmael Reed is a poet, novelist and essayist who lives in Oakland.

Mona Simpson

  1. Mona Simpson is also a contributor to anthologies and essay collections. (Web site)
  2. Mona Simpson is also a contributor to various anthologies and essay collections.

Herman Melville

  1. Herman Melville was an American novelist, essayist and poet. (Web site)
  2. Herman Melville was born in New York City on August 1, 1819, and received his early education in that city. (Web site)
  3. Herman Melville was born to Allan and Maria Melvill on August 1, 1819 in the city of New York, one of eight children. (Web site)
  4. Herman Melville was one of the most original and daring writers of nineteenth-century American literature. (Web site)
  5. Herman Melville was the celebrated author of several big 19th-century novels about the sea.

Kurt Vonnegut

  1. Kurt Vonnegut is the title of a song by Born Ruffians on the 2008 release Red, Yellow & Blue and features a verse from Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle.
  2. Kurt Vonnegut was born to fourth-generation German-American parents, son and grandson of architects in the Indianapolis firm Vonnegut & Bohn.
  3. Kurt Vonnegut was born to fourth-generation German-American parents, son and grandson of architects in the Indianapolis firm Vonnegut & Bohn.
  4. Kurt Vonnegut was born to fourth-generation German-American parents.

Gore Vidal

  1. GORE VIDAL is the author of twenty-three novels, five plays, two memoirs, numerous screenplays and short stories, and well over two hundred essays.


  1. The volumes are grouped into topics, making it quick and easy to search and browse through an array of historical subject areas.
  2. The volumes are internally sound. (Web site)

Ayn Rand

  1. Ayn Rand is a major intellectual of the twentieth century.
  2. Ayn Rand was born 100 years ago today.
  3. Ayn Rand was born Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum on 2 February 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia, to middle-class, cultured, largely non-observant Jewish parents.


  1. Lowell was active in university affairs and, on the retirement of Charles W. Eliot in 1909, was chosen president of Harvard, serving until 1933.
  2. Lowell was also involved in other reform movements.


  1. William was a respected clergy member of the Pittsburgh Annual Conference of the M.E. Church.
  2. William was not favorably impressed with Mary, the first time they met each other.
  3. William was raised in the Franklin household but eventually broke with his father over the treatment of the colonies at the hands of the crown.


  1. The journals are thoroughly reviewed for relevant scholarship and research.
  2. The journals were edited by a friend of Abbey's, and they can be read in the book titled Confessions of a Barbarian by Dave Petersen. (Web site)
  3. The journals were elaborately indexed by Emerson.


  1. Sullivan is the great uncle of Beth Sullivan, creator of the TV series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
  2. Sullivan was the recipient of the 2005 Tin House memoir fellowship, and in 2001, she founded the critically acclaimed literary journal Small Spiral Notebook. (Web site)


  1. Philadelphia was prosperous and therewith content.
  2. Philadelphia was the chief city of the country. (Web site)


  1. Culture > Languages > Language > Glossaries
  2. Arts > Literature > Genres > Science Fiction > Series > Literary. (Web site)
  3. Arts > Literature > World Literature > American > 20Th Century > Vonnegut, Kurt > Bokononism. (Web site)
  4. Arts > Literature > World Literature > American > 20Th Century > Vonnegut, Kurt > Kilgore Trout. (Web site)
  5. Arts > Literature > World Literature > American > 19Th Century > Melville, Herman > Works > Fiction. (Web site)

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