After reading Lopate’s work on the personal essay, this writing style seems much more complex than I had previously imagined. To find an admirable balance between pride of self-distinction and genuine sincerity exists as a complex relationship in which the author must overcome. Although the sincerity and genuine emotion may be felt by the author, it must be conveyed by the reader – in a way that the reader truly believes in the authors words. However, these words must be much more than merely “believable” in a sense. The underlying purpose of what the author has written is not to gain approval or acceptance from the reader – since clearly, the author should be confident and genuine in their own words. The real difficulty which the author must face is how to inspire the reader with their own words.
niloynahid22 on Clinical Psychology PhD progra… adharahaque on Digital Story maknouk on The Struggles of Choosing a… roshnisondhi on Digital Story Struggles roshnisondhi on You Owe Me
TagsAndre Dubus Arnold Arts bacon Beauty Brainard Cancer Codrescu college compassion dad Danticat Death dentistry Digging Digital Story Disease dubus Education Emerson essay family Father feminism Gerard God Grealy hampl hard work Health honesty Hurricane Hurricanes intimacy James Frey liars Lies Lopate love Mairs Medical school Memoir Memories memory Miah Arnold Michel de Montaigne money Montaigne Nancy Mair nester nostalgia personal statement Place Poetry pressure pressures Race remember Remembering Self-Discovery Shteyngart This I Believe Thoreau Tobias Wolff Truth Values Wallace Week 1 week 6 William Zinsser Wolff work Writing You Owe Me Zinsser