Posts Tagged ‘Joan Didion’

My Favorite Essay to Teach: On Keeping A Notebook — by Jessica Handler

November 4, 2015

My essay choices change with the class; summer workshop students always read Jo Ann Beard’s “The Fourth State of Matter,” the perfect essay to dissect when learning how to write effectively about great loss without self-indulgence. Undergrads always read John Jeremiah Sullivan and Ta-Nehisi Coates, who my grad students read, too. But we start with […]

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My Favorite Essay to Teach: On Keeping A Notebook — by Jessica Handler

November 1, 2015

My essay choices change with the class; summer workshop students always read Jo Ann Beard’s “The Fourth State of Matter,” the perfect essay to dissect when learning how to write effectively about great loss without self-indulgence. Undergrads always read John Jeremiah Sullivan and Ta-Nehisi Coates, who my grad students read, too. But we start with […]

https://assayjournal.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/my-favorite-essay-to-teach-on-keeping-a-notebook-by-jessica-handler/