By David Lazar,Patrick Madden,Chris Arthur,Barrie Jean Borich,Steven Church,Brian Doyle,Lisa Ferreira,Vivian Gornick,Wayne Koestenbaum,Shannon Lakanen,Desirae Matherly,Maggie Nelson,Jose Orduna,Elena Passarello,Kristen Radtke,Amy Scott,Jerald Walker,Marcia A

ISBN-10: 0820348155

ISBN-13: 9780820348155

ISBN-10: 0820351377

ISBN-13: 9780820351377

Writers of the fashionable essay can hint their selected style the entire as far back as Michel de Montaigne (1533–92). yet store for the hot remarkable most sensible vendor How to dwell: a lifetime of Montaigne by way of Sarah Bakewell, Montaigne is essentially overlooked. After Montaigne—a choice of twenty-four new own essays meant as tribute— goals to right this collective lapse of reminiscence and introduce sleek readers and writers to their stylistic forebear.

Though it’s been over 400 years on the grounds that he all started writing his essays, Montaigne’s writing remains to be clean, and his use of the shape as a method of self-exploration on this planet round him reads as innovative—even by means of glossy criteria. he's, easily positioned, the author to whom all essayists are indebted. each one contributor has selected one in every of Montaigne’s 107 essays and has written his/her personal essay of an analogous name and at the similar topic, utilizing a quote from Montaigne’s essay as an epigraph. the final impact is such as a covers album, with each one author providing his or her personal interpretation and stylistic verve to Montaigne’s subject matters in ways in which either toughen and problem the French writer’s prose, rules, and kinds. that includes a who’s who of latest essayists, After Montaigne bargains a startling engagement with Montaigne and the essay shape whereas additionally pointing how to the genre’s capability new directions.

Contributors: Marcia Aldrich, Chris Arthur, Robert Atwan, Barrie Jean Borich, Mary Cappello, Steven Church, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Danielle Cadena Deulen, Brian Doyle, Lina M. Ferreira C. V., Vivian Gornick, Robin Hemley, Wayne Koestenbaum, Shannon Lakanen, David Lazar, E. J. Levy, Phillip Lopate, Bret Lott, Patrick Madden, Desirae Matherly, Maggie Nelson, José Orduña, Elena Passarello, Lia Purpura, Kristen Radtke, Amy Lee Scott, Jerald Walker, Nicole Walker

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After Montaigne: Contemporary Essayists Cover the Essays by David Lazar,Patrick Madden,Chris Arthur,Barrie Jean Borich,Steven Church,Brian Doyle,Lisa Ferreira,Vivian Gornick,Wayne Koestenbaum,Shannon Lakanen,Desirae Matherly,Maggie Nelson,Jose Orduna,Elena Passarello,Kristen Radtke,Amy Scott,Jerald Walker,Marcia A


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