The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
Phillip Lopate (Author)
January 15, 1997
6.13 X 1.67 X 9.24 inches | 2.29 pounds
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About the Author
Philip Lopate is the author of Against Joie de Vivre, Bachelorhood, The Rug Merchant, Being with Children, and Confessions of Summer. A recipient of Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, his works have appeared in Best American Essays, The Paris Review, Pushcart Prize annuals, and many other publications. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is Adams Professor of English at Hofstra University.
"A wonderful book. The most charming smorgasbord imaginable of essays from around the world." -- Diane Cole, USA Today. "Without a doubt, this is the most nourishing essay collection I've read in years." -- Susan Burmeister-Brown, Portland Oregonian. "A labor of deeply felt love and keenly honed scholarship by an essay authority who knows his territory down to his bones." -- Christian Science Monitor. "The best available [essay anthology] no matter how crowded the field." -- Chicago Tribune. "The striking thing is how much Lopate has managed to pack in, and how high a standard he has managed to maintain." -- John Gross, New York Newsday. "Packed with personality and beguiling first-person prose... of reminders of the perils and pleasures of the craft." -- The Wall Street Journal.