The American Essay in the American Century
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||University of Missouri Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $25.00|
| Book Description: |
In modern culture, the essay is often considered an old-fashioned, unoriginal form of literary styling. This compelling, highly readable book illuminates the history of the American personal essay and reveals its significant role in twentieth-century cultural history. E. B. White's contributions to the tradition and American culture more generally are explored. This thoroughly researched volume dismisses, once and for all, the "death of the essay," proving that the essay will...