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Voicing the Essay: Reading and Writing for Depth

The Author differs in his approach from many standard introductions to the essay genre by avoiding the impression that published (and famous) essays by professionals are in themselves appropriate models for imitation by undergraduate students. Rather, by focusing on particular features of style and technique, he offers the student devices which might be used in his or her own practice. In addition, he blends the study of small stylistic features with an overview of the argumentative and discursive properties of the essay. There is no obvious division between “form” and “content,” which (if not “new”) is refreshing and original in a “textbook” discussion. - Professor Hilary Turner, Department of English, University of the Fraser Valley

ISBN: 978-0-86491-352-4

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