The Rhetoric of the Micro Essay

The Rhetoric of the Micro Essay

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Two significant developments emerged that highlight a substantial artistic interest in this new form. In 1997 the online journal, Brevity, and its editor, Dinty Moore, prescribed its explicit boundaries: qBrevity devotes itself entirely to micro-essays--concise creative nonfiction prose of fewer than 750 words.q A second marker of interest has been the publication of anthologies devoted to micro essays: In Short in 1996, followed by In Brief in 1999 and Short Takes in 2005. Before any detailed discussion of the micro essay could occur, I initially had to link it to the tradition of essay writing, identifying the key features of the personal essay tradition established with Michel de Montaigne and those of the creative nonfiction essay established in the scholarly work of Lee Gutkind.Before any detailed discussion of the micro essay could occur, I initially had to link it to the tradition of essay writing, identifying the key features of the personal essay tradition established with Michel de Montaigne and those of the ...


Title:The Rhetoric of the Micro Essay
Author: Michael Edward Degen
Publisher:ProQuest - 2007
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