In his latest podcast, Infopeople’s book maven Michael Cart talks about the fine art of the essay.
Mentioned in this podcast: Chris Baldick’s The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms; Joyce Carol Oates and Robert Atwan, eds. The Best American Essays of the Century; Gore Vidal’s United States: Essays 1992-2000 and The Last Empire. Essays 1992-2000; Philip Lopate’s Portrait Inside My Head and To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction.
Also mentioned: Phillip Lopate’s The Essay, an Exercise in Doubt (New York Times. February 17, 2013); Eric Hoover’s Two, Three Essays? More Can Be Less (New York Times, April 14, 2013).
In his latest podcast, Infopeople’s Michael Cart offers a fond tribute to the late, great man of letters, Gore Vidal, who passed away on July 31 at 86.
Titles mentioned in this podcast: Vidal’s American Chronicle sextet (Burr, Lincoln, 1876, The Golden Age, Washington, DC ) and his memoirs: Palimpsest and Point to Point Navigation.