Monday, November 17, 2014
Written essays have always been a creative way to express views and test the waters for larger pieces. Many have become the framework for much of social communication. Now, with the advent of the digital age, essays have taken on a new and in some ways bolder life. Not only are they published in magazines and compilations, but the essay also lives in blogs and other social media.
Essays can be literary criticism, political manifestos, technical explanations, recollections, and more.
As Aldous Huxley once said, “Like the novel, the (written) essay is a literary device for saying almost everything about almost anything.”
We will take a lively look at how it has evolved recently and what several very accomplished writers have done with the form.
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