Table of contents for Reading essays : an invitation / G. Douglas Atkins.

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Preface	ix
Acknowledgments	ooo
A Note on Texts	ooo
Essaying to Be: On Reading (and Writing) Essays	1
The Advent of Personality and the Beginning of the Essay: Montaigne and Bacon	000
"The Passionate Discourse of an Amateur": John Dryden's Prose and Poetic Essays	000
With Wit Enough to Manage Judgment: Alexander Pope's An Essay on Criticism	000
It's Not an Essay: Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" and the Immodesty of Satire	000
Turning Inside Out: Samuel Johnson's "The Solitude of the Country"	000
An Allegory of Essaying? Process and Product in William Hazlitt's "On Going a Journey"	000
The Risk of Not Being: Emerson's "Illusions"	000
Forging in the Smithy of the Mind: Henry David Thoreau's "Walking" and the Problematic of Transcendence	000
Estranging the Familiar: Alice Meynell's "Solitudes"	000
"By Indirections Find Directions Out": Hilaire Belloc's "The Mowing of a Field"	000
Essaying and the Strain of Incarnational Thinking: G. K. Chesterton's "A Piece of Chalk"	000
Homage to the Common Reader: Or How Should One Read Virginia Woolf's "The Death of the Moth"?	000
The Turning of the Essay: Eliot's "Tradition and the Individual Talent"	000
A Site to Behold: Selzer's "A Worm from My Notebook"	000
The Discarnate Word: On Scott Russell Sanders's "Silence"	000
"Love Came to Us Incarnate": Annie Dillard's "God in the Doorway"	000
"A Free Intelligence": George Orwell, the Essay, and "Reflections on Gandhi"	000
Where "Trifles Rule Like Tyrants": Cynthia Ozick's "The Seam of the Snail"	000
Essaying and Pen Passion: Anne Fadiman as Common Reader in "Eternal Ink"	000
Acts of Simplifying: Sense and Sentences in Sam Pickering's "Composing a Life"	000
Caged Lions and Sustained Sibilants: E. B. White as "Recording Secretary" in "The Ring of Time"	000
Her Oyster Knife Sharpened: Control of Tone in Zora Neale Hurston's "How It Feels to Be Colored Me"	000
"The Basic Ingredient": Candor and Compassion in Nancy Mairs's "On Being a Cripple"	000
The Work of the Sympathetic Imagination: James Baldwin's "Notes of a Native Son"	000
On a Line Somewhere Between Two Sturdy Poles: Edward Hoagland's "What I Think, What I Am"	000
A Note on Writing the Essay: Process versus Product (with an essay by Cara McConnell)	000
Works Cited	000
Index	000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

College readers.
English language -- Rhetoric.
Report writing.