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Essayism

Conrad, Musil, and Pirandello

by Harrison, Thomas

  • 77 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading

Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary studies: from c 1900 -,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • 20th Century Literature - History And Criticism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • European - General,
  • Conrad, Joseph,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / European,
  • Musil, Robert,
  • Pirandello, Luigi,
  • 1857-1924,
  • 1880-1942,
  • Conrad, Joseph,,
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • Essay,
  • Musil, Robert,

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7869964M
    ISBN 100801842832
    ISBN 109780801842832

    He has written, curated, commented, and edited works on art, illness, ruin, loss. He comes to his most recent book, Essayism, at midcareer, having trained his life on writing “at the expense of more than one sort of security.” He counts 1, files on his computer — “responses to the world of things and books and pictures and places and.


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And so Essayism ends with an unglossed quote from William Carlos Williams: an appropriate stopping point for a book about a form that. 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 /5(8). 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/5(8). But “Essayism’s” true subject is life and how words can make it worth living, and reading about.

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David L. Ulin on ‘Essayism’. In his nifty little book, Essayism, Brian Dillon, a professor at London’s Royal College of Art, can’t resist being the teacher, which makes his readers the students. But who wouldn’t want to learn from a writer who knows and loves his subject. So, children, stop squirming and pay attention, because anyone who reads Lester Bangs’s manic essays about rock music as an antidote to.

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Brian Dillon's style incorporates diverse features of the essay.4/5. The first practitioner of the form, the 16th-century French politician and minor aristocrat Michel de Montaigne, never said what an essay was.

He just said what he was doing. And he did it. Likewise, the Irish writer Brian Dillon, in his new book Essayism: On Form, Feeling, and Nonfiction, wisely declines to offer a potted history of the form.

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So essayism accepts the provisionality of all thought; and so, we might add, does science, wherever it is effective. Musil’s narrative is continually interrupted by essays on any number of subjects.

In this it resembles Thomas Mann’s Doktor Faustus, the book which drew from Vladimir Nabokov the criticism of engaging in super-essayism. ESSAYISM is a personal, critical and polemical book about the genre, its history and contemporary possibilities.

It's an example of what it describes: an essay that is curious and digressive, exacting yet evasive, a form that would instruct, seduce and mystify in equal measure.

As a high school English teacher and online tutor, I've come to believe English literature is at the bottom of the "favorite subjects" list for most students. When prompted as to why, most will say point blank, "I hate writing." When it comes to the process of constructing an essay, English class is actually a lot like math.

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So instead of history, what we have with Essayism is an unmoored reverie on the spirit of the essay, essayism, which denotes a kind of mental and linguistic curiosity: the ability, as Dillon beautifully puts it, to ‘write while writing’.

The book is structured into small chapter-forms, with the title printed slightly larger at the top of. Essayism’s title, which comes from Robert Musil’s novel The Man Without Qualities, subtly suggests that, though it’s a book about the essay, it also exceeds the essay. At various moments.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 Dillon’s style incorporates diverse features of the essay.

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