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  • n. Plural form of essayist.


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  • Of these, my favorites (of the top of my head) are probably Sei Shonagon and Francis Bacon, though if I really thought about it I could probably come up with a dozens more -- a whole flock of Transcendentalists, certain essayists, and even some late twentieth-century writers like Lewis Thomas.

    Pre-computer blogging

  • Focusing on two types of bibliophilic writing (the familiar essay, the bibliographic tour), it traces the interaction of book-love and personal identity in essayists such as Hazlitt, Hunt, and Lamb, as well as in the eccentric productions of the bibliographer Thomas


  • The essayists are a diverse who's who of politics, new media, and activism from a broad range of perspectives.

    Mirror On America

  • He and his boyhood friend Richard Steele became the most accomplished essayists of their time, writing on a wide range of subjects for coffee-house publications such as The Spectator and The Tatler.

    On Life, Liberty and Other Quotable Matters

  • Unsung heroes such as Sam Moskowitz, Forest Ackerman, and dozens of other amateurs who later became professional writers, essayists, and editors are nearly forgotten.

    Author of "HPL and His Legacy" : The Lovecraft News Network

  • Where essayists who want to write novels can go wrong is in believing that, in fiction, they have to leave the expository part of themselves behind, just showing, not telling.

    Style in Fiction

  • As the openly partisan essayists and orators of our founding era knew, individual liberty requires honest and vigorous debate because the consequences of tyranny are so severe.

    Passionate Political Discussion Promotes Democracy

  • The definition of "writer" has expanded significantly in the 90 years since the organization began in London its American chapter opened a year later, in 1922 with a mission dedicated to aiding "poets, playwrights, essayists, editors, and novelists."

    Mightier Than the Sword

  • John Baxter has long been one of my favorite essayists, and not just because he writes about life as an ex-pat living in Paris.

    Book Review: Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas, by John Baxter

  • As the choruses of bloggers and essayists who have rushed to print in the last week have reminded us, perpetrators can rely on the majority of children to tell no one about their sexual abuse; most will carry the secret to their graves.

    Paul Mones: The Perfect Crime


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