Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thoughts on the Personal Essay. Phillip Lopate (5)

10-second review: Another way to begin a personal essay. Become a curmudgeon. “…for there is no quicker way to demonstrate idiosyncrasy and independence than to stand a platitude on its head… to show a prickly opposition  to what the rest of humanity view s as patently wholesome…or to find merits in what the community regards as loathsome….”

The Art of the Personal Essay. Ed. Phillip Lopate. New York: Anchor Books. A Division of Random House, Inc. 1995.

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