The Modern Essay Further Reading

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Johnson, Burges. Essaying the Essay. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1927, 317 p.

Collection intended to assist in teaching essay writing through a selection of exemplary essays. Samples of such early modern essayists as G. K. Chesterton, Max Beerbohm, and Christopher Morley are included.

Kazin, Alfred. The Open Form: Essays for Our Time, 2nd ed. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1961.

Collection of modern essays that demonstrates the variety of forms that the modern essay takes and the types of sources in which it can be found, such as biographies, collections of personal writing, popular magazines,...

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