The Observing Self: Rediscovering the Essay

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First published in 1988, this title is a study of the essay as a literary genre, not just in terms of its general intellectual and literary history, but as an exploration of the creative possibilities of the form. The rise of the essay is discussed in relation to the rise of the novel and the emergence of empiricism in science, but the main focus of Graham Good's study is on the inner workings of the essay itself. Drawing on criticism by Adorno and Lukacs, Graham Good presents the genre as an expression of individualism, ...

The Observing Self: Rediscovering the Essay 2015, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138794849

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The Observing Self: Rediscovering the Essay 2014, Routledge, London

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The Observing Self: Rediscovering the Essay 1988, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415007306

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