In This Essay I Will

Six minds in motion from six masters of the form. Expansive, intimate, tender, hilarious, and scathing—what can’t an essay be?

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In This Essay includes:

My Unwritten Books, George Steiner
The Ghosts of Birds, Eliot Weinberger
Index Cards, Moyra Davey
The Condition of Secrecy, Inger Christensen
Meaning a Life, Mary Oppen
Not a Novel, Jenny Erpenbeck

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My Unwritten Books By one of the world’s foremost intellectuals, George Steiner’s My Unwritten Books meditates upon seven books he had long had in mind to write, but never did. Massively erudite, the essays are also brave, unflinching, and wholly personal.
The Ghosts of Birds A new collection from “one of the world’s great essayists” (The New York Times)
Index Cards An essential selection of Moyra Davey’s sly, surprising, and brilliant essays
The Condition of Secrecy Available now for the first time in English, Inger Christensen’s most insightful essays and poetic prose pieces
Meaning a Life: an Autobiography A classic of twentieth-century American autobiography now back in print with previously unpublished material from the author’s archive
Not a Novel A collection of highly personal and poetic essays about life and literature by the renowned German writer Jenny Erpenbeck