The Familiar Essay Further Reading

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Benson, Arthur Christopher. "The Art of the Essayist." In Contemporary Essays, edited by Odell Shepard, pp. 14-25. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929.

Discursive reflections on the essayist's role, concluding that "He [the essayist] works … on what is called the analytic method, observing, recording, interpreting, just as things strike him, and letting his fancy play over their beauty and significance; the end of it all being this: that he is deeply concerned with the charm and quality of things, and desires to put it all in the clearest and gentlest light, so that at least he may make others love life a little better, and prepare them for its infinite variety and alike for its joyful...

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