For more than four hundred years the personal essay has been one of the richest and most vibrant of all literary forms. The Art of the Personal Essay is the first anthology to celebrate this lively, fertile genre. Distinguished from the formal essay by its friendly, conversational tone, its drive toward candor and confession, and its often quirky first-person voice, the personal essay offers.
The first new book of essays by Christopher Hitchens since 2004, Arguably offers an indispensable key to understanding the passionate and skeptical spirit of one of our most dazzling writers, widely admired for the clarity of his style, a result of his disciplined and candid thinking. Topics range from ruminations on why Charles Dickens was among the best of writers and th.
THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. Had Dr. Johnson written his own life, in conformity with the opinion which he has given, that every man's life may be best written by himself; had he employed in the preservation of his own history, that clearness of narration and elegance of language in which he has embalmed so many eminent persons, the world would probably have had the most perfect example.In fact, generally, M. Brunetiere’s criticisms upon his great countryman may be summed up in Soapy Sam’s witticism, That his works contain much that is good and much that is original, but what is original is not good, and what is good is not original. By 1892 the 1854 tale with Samuel Johnson had evolved.The 1876 United States presidential election was the 23rd quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 7, 1876.It was one of the most contentious and controversial presidential elections in American history, and is known for being the catalyst for the end of Reconstruction. Republican nominee Rutherford B. Hayes faced Democrat Samuel J. Tilden.
The Master Works of Western Civilization A hypertext-annotated compilation of lists of major works recommended by Drs. Adler and Eliot, Charles Van Doren, Anthony Burgess, Clifton Fadiman, the Easton Press, and many others.Read More
On the eve of the new millennium, the Intercollegiate Review published a list of the 50 worst and fifty best books of the 20th century. Although now approaching fifteen years since publication, this list tells us much about our recent historical inheritance, and provides a valuable reminder of the vitality of conservatism and the errors of liberalism.Read More
This list of 100 nonfiction books was drawn up by the editorial board of Modern Library. Where possible, book titles have been linked to either the original New York Times review or a later article about the book.Read More
Piano shares a common theme with the rest of D. H. Lawrence’s work. From short stories to novels, Lawrence explores childhood memories and how they can be related to real memories or invented situations. In Piano, the lyrical voice romanticizes and sentimentalizes certain events that took place in the past. In Lawrence’s works, emotion tends to win over thought, as feelings and sentiments.Read More
Remember by Christina Rosetti. Christina Rossetti. Remember by Christina Rosetti. Prev Article Next Article. Although Keats, Byron, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Blake, and Shelley, dominate the Romantic era, there was a smaller group of poets who, influenced by the Romantics, demanded just as much attention.Read More
Samuel Johnson: 1976: Maxine Hong Kingston: The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts: 1975:. Essays and Criticism: 1982: Gore Vidal: The Second American Revolution and Other Essays: 1981: Virgil Thomson:. Geoff Dyer, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews; Jonathan Lethem, The Ecstasy of Influence.Read More
Browse all Literature Study Guides on eNotes.com. Literature Study Guides. Over 40,000 guides with summaries, analysis, and criticisms for the most important books.Read More
Samuel Johnson The Boarding House p. 137 The Solitude of the Country p. 141 Maria Edgeworth An Essay on the Noble Science of Self-Justification p. 146 Charles Lamb New Year's Eve p. 160 A Chapter on Ears p. 165 Dream Children: A Reverie p. 169 The Superannuated Man p. 172 William Hazlitt On Going a Journey p. 181 On the Pleasure of Hating p. 189.Read More
Modern Library’s 100 Best Non-Fiction Reads (with links) Piers Young December 29, 2018 Notes Leave a Comment I’ve been on the hunt for some good non-fiction reads for 2019 and realised in the rush with everyone else to read Sapiens or Sleep, I’m probably missing out on some classics.Read More
Contemporary public speaking remains an important part of our national life and a substantial force in shaping current events. Many of America's most important moments and issues, such as wars, scandals, election campaigns, September 11, 2001, have been defined by oratory. Here, over 50 essays cover a substantial and interesting group of major American social, political, economic, and cultural.Read More