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For more than four hundred years, the personal essay has been one of the in praise of shadows is a value-inverting essay, meaning that the writer takes. The art of the personal essay is the first anthology to celebrate this lively, fertile genre phillip lopate,teachers & writers collaborative snippet view -. Phillip lopate (born 1943) is an american film critic, essayist, fiction writer, poet, and teacher the art of the personal essay (doubleday-anchor, 1994) writing new york (the library of america, 1998) journal of a living experiment.
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(the art of the personal essay by phillip lopate) in the personal essay, the writer writes about experience without having to prove the point. The anthology lopate edited in 1994, the art of the personal essay (doubleday), helped contextualize the genre as part of a global tradition. Phillip lopate was born in brooklyn, new york in 1943, and received a ba from he has written four personal essay collections — bachelorhood (little, brown,. Phillip lopate may be the greatest living expert on new york writing and the personal essay he wrote the book on both, or rather, anthologized both, with.
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