After Montaigne: Contemporary Essayists Cover the Essays by David Lazar,Patrick Madden,Chris Arthur,Barrie Jean

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 fashionable essay can hint their selected style all of the as far back as Michel de Montaigne (1533–92). yet store for the hot remarkable top vendor How to stay: a lifetime of Montaigne through Sarah Bakewell, Montaigne is basically overlooked. After Montaigne—a choice of twenty-four new own essays meant as tribute— goals to right this collective lapse of reminiscence and introduce smooth readers and writers to their stylistic forebear.

Though it’s been over 400 years in view that he all started writing his essays, Montaigne’s writing continues to be clean, and his use of the shape as a method of self-exploration on this planet round him reads as innovative—even by way of sleek criteria. he's, easily positioned, the author to whom all essayists are indebted. every one contributor has selected one among Montaigne’s 107 essays and has written his/her personal essay of a similar identify and at the similar topic, utilizing a quote from Montaigne’s essay as an epigraph. the final impression is similar to a covers album, with every one author supplying his or her personal interpretation and stylistic verve to Montaigne’s topics in ways in which either toughen and problem the French writer’s prose, principles, and kinds. that includes a who’s who of latest essayists, After Montaigne bargains a startling engagement with Montaigne and the essay shape whereas additionally pointing find out how 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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