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The Resource Essayism : on form, feeling, and nonfiction, Brian Dillon

Essayism : on form, feeling, and nonfiction, Brian Dillon

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Essayism : on form, feeling, and nonfiction
Title
Essayism
Title remainder
on form, feeling, and nonfiction
Statement of responsibility
Brian Dillon
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Essayism is a book about essays and essayists, a study of melancholy and depression, a love letter to belle-lettrists, and an account of the indispensable lifelines of reading and writing. Brian Dillon's style incorporates diverse features of the essay. By turns agglomerative, associative, digressive, curious, passionate, and dispassionate, his is a branching book of possibilities, seeking consolation and direction from Michel de Montaigne, Virginia Woolf, Roland Barthes, Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Georges Perec, Elizabeth Hardwick, and Susan Sontag, to name just a few of his influences. Whether he is writing on origins, aphorisms, coherence, vulnerability, anxiety, or a number of other subjects, his command of language, his erudition, and his own personal history serve not so much to illuminate or magnify the subject as to discover it anew through a kaleidoscopic alignment of attention, thought, and feeling, a dazzling and momentary suspension of disparate elements, again and again"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dillon, Brian
Dewey number
808.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4500
LC item number
.D553 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New York Review Books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Essay
  • Essayists
  • Essay
  • Essay
  • Essay
  • Essayists
Label
Essayism : on form, feeling, and nonfiction, Brian Dillon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-169)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9781681372822
Lccn
2018010226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 3468541
  • 3456513
  • (OCoLC)1029086861
  • (OCoLC)on1029086861
  • 3456513
  • 3468541
Label
Essayism : on form, feeling, and nonfiction, Brian Dillon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-169)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9781681372822
Lccn
2018010226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 3468541
  • 3456513
  • (OCoLC)1029086861
  • (OCoLC)on1029086861
  • 3456513
  • 3468541

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