The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present Character Descriptions

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Michel de Montaigne

This Frenchman is considered the greatest essayist who ever lived.

Seneca

This man lived from 3 A.D. to 65 A.D., and was a follower of Stoicism.

E. B. White

This man was a journalist and a talented writer known for books Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web.

Charles Lamb

This man is an essay writer known for self-mockery, who lived in London from 1775-1834.

Robert Louis Stevenson

This author is best known for his books Treasure Island and Kidnapped as well as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

VIrginia Woolf

This author lived 1882-1941, and was seemingly obsessed with death.

Walter Benjamin

This man was of Jewish decent and lived 1892-1940. He is called the greatest German critic.

Scott Russell Sanders

This essayist was born in 1945 and is called one of the most consistent practitioners of the personal essay in America.

Phillip Lopate

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