Montaigne’s Revenge: “the essayification of everything”.


It seems that, even in the proliferation of new forms of writing and communication before us, the essay has become a talisman of our times. What is behind our attraction to it? Is it the essay’s therapeutic properties? Because it brings miniature joys to its writer and its reader? Because it is small enough to fit in our pocket, portable like our own experiences?

Source: Opinionator.


One thought on “Montaigne’s Revenge: “the essayification of everything”.

  1. The miniature joys of unlikely or surprising connections. That’s what I love about essays.However, I think the best essays, like fiction, are expansive, refusing to fit in anyone’s pocket.

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