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By David Lazar,Patrick Madden,Chris Arthur,Barrie Jean Borich,Steven Church,Brian Doyle,Lisa Ferreira,Vivian Gornick,Wayne Koestenbaum,Shannon Lakanen,Desirae Matherly,Maggie Nelson,Jose Orduna,Elena Passarello,Kristen Radtke,Amy Scott,Jerald Walker,Marcia A

Writers of the trendy essay can hint their selected style the entire as far back as Michel de Montaigne (1533–92). yet store for the new extraordinary most sensible vendor How to dwell: a lifetime of Montaigne by means of Sarah Bakewell, Montaigne is basically neglected. After Montaigne—a number of twenty-four new own essays meant as tribute— goals to right this collective lapse of reminiscence and introduce glossy readers and writers to their stylistic forebear.

Though it’s been over 400 years due to the fact he started writing his essays, Montaigne’s writing continues to be clean, and his use of the shape as a method of self-exploration on the earth round him reads as innovative—even by means of glossy criteria. he's, easily placed, the author to whom all essayists are indebted. each one contributor has selected one in every of Montaigne’s 107 essays and has written his/her personal essay of an analogous name and at the similar subject matter, utilizing a quote from Montaigne’s essay as an epigraph. the general impact is reminiscent of a covers album, with every one author providing his or her personal interpretation and stylistic verve to Montaigne’s issues in ways in which either strengthen and problem the French writer’s prose, principles, and varieties. that includes a who’s who of latest essayists, After Montaigne bargains a startling engagement with Montaigne and the essay shape whereas additionally pointing tips to the genre’s capability new directions.

Contributors: Marcia Aldrich, Chris Arthur, Robert Atwan, Barrie Jean Borich, Mary Cappello, Steven Church, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Danielle Cadena Deulen, Brian Doyle, Lina M. Ferreira C. V., Vivian Gornick, Robin Hemley, Wayne Koestenbaum, Shannon Lakanen, David Lazar, E. J. Levy, Phillip Lopate, Bret Lott, Patrick Madden, Desirae Matherly, Maggie Nelson, José Orduña, Elena Passarello, Lia Purpura, Kristen Radtke, Amy Lee Scott, Jerald Walker, Nicole Walker

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