Just a quick note to point out a wonderful guest blog post at the Brevity Blog by Ned Stuckey-French: The Essay as Red-Headed Stepchild.
As the bio at the end of the post notes: “Ned Stuckey-French teaches essay-writing and modern American literature at Florida State University. He is the author of The American Essay in the American Century (University of Missouri Press, 2011) and, with Carl Klaus, is the editor of Essayists on the Essays: Montaigne to Our Time (forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press, March 2012).”
I couldn’t agree more with Ned’s post. Essayists, what do you think?