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Essayism : on form, feeling, and nonfiction

Author: Brian Dillon
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2017]
Series: New York Review Book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Essayism is a book about essays and essayists, a study of melancholy and depression, a love letter to belle-lettrists, and an account of the indispensable lifelines of reading and writing. Brian Dillon's style incorporates diverse features of the essay. By turns agglomerative, associative, digressive, curious, passionate, and dispassionate, his is a branching book of possibilities, seeking consolation and direction  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Dillon
ISBN: 9781681372822 1681372827
OCLC Number: 1029086861
Description: 171 pages ; 22 cm
Series Title: New York Review Book.
Responsibility: Brian Dillon.

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"Essayism is a book about essays and essayists, a study of melancholy and depression, a love letter to belle-lettrists, and an account of the indispensable lifelines of reading and writing. Brian Dillon's style incorporates diverse features of the essay. By turns agglomerative, associative, digressive, curious, passionate, and dispassionate, his is a branching book of possibilities, seeking consolation and direction from Michel de Montaigne, Virginia Woolf, Roland Barthes, Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Georges Perec, Elizabeth Hardwick, and Susan Sontag, to name just a few of his influences. Whether he is writing on origins, aphorisms, coherence, vulnerability, anxiety, or a number of other subjects, his command of language, his erudition, and his own personal history serve not so much to illuminate or magnify the subject as to discover it anew through a kaleidoscopic alignment of attention, thought, and feeling, a dazzling and momentary suspension of disparate elements, again and again"--

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