ERIC Number: EJ538933
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Reflections on the Peculiar Status of the Personal Essay.
Harris, Wendell V.
College English, v58 n8 p934-53 Dec 1996
Makes several points relating to personal essays: (1) personal essays can be defined as having "presence"; (2) the personal essay is both historically and currently a relative rarity; (3) "personal" does not necessarily mean a display of innermost self; (4) voguish denials of the human subject militate against the personal essay; and (5) personal essays contain the essence of what gives life to nonfiction. (TB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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