Additional Essays Illustrating Subgenres and Styles
The following section is an expansion of the anthology of essays from Part II of Writing True. Here, you'll find pieces that demonstrate a variety of subgenres and writing styles, plus several essays briefly mentioned in Part I of the anthology.
Essay of Craft
Lee Martin, "Telling Our Private Truths"
Mimi Schwartz, "Under the Sunblock"
Essay of Place that Condenses Time
Jack Connor, "A Lesson at Mott's Creek"
Essay about Finding Voice in Academia
Linda Williamson Nelson, "On Writing My Way Home"
Mary Elizabeth Pope, "Teacher Training"
Note: To see a discussion of how Pope wrote this essay, go to "Essays Illustrating Revision"
Barbara Hurd, "Refugium"
Essay about the Workplace
Richard Selzer, "Witness"
Scott Russell Sanders, "Reasons of the Body"
Essay Based on Art
Mary Gordon, "Still Life"