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

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Questions 1-5 of 50:

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Why did William Hazlitt decide to abandon painting for poetry? (from Chapter 3, The Rise of the English Essay- Page 113-211)

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What is Richard Selzer's profession, beyond writing? (from Chapter 5, The American Scene: Page 586-770)

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How can the writings of H. L. Mencken BEST be described? (from Chapter 5, The American Scene-Page 479-585)

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Where did Maria Edgeworth get her nontraditional views from? (from Chapter 3, The Rise of the English Essay- Page 113-211)

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What is a typical Virginia Woolf focus in her essays? (from Chapter 3, The Rise of the English Essay-Page 212-302)

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