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(Robert Donald Spector, Samuel Johnson and the Essay
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Consequently, the essay played a significant role in such periodicals, presenting commentary on politics, religion, and social matters among its many ."
(Robert Donald Spector, Samuel Johnson and the Essay. Greenwood, 1997)

"The formal properties of the periodical essay were largely defined through the practice of Joseph Addison and Steele in their two most widely read series, the Tatler (1709-1711) and the Spectator (1711-1712; 1714). Many characteristics of these two papers--the fictitious nominal proprietor, the group of fictitious contributors who offer advice and observations from their special viewpoints, the miscellaneous and constantly changing fields of , the use of exemplary , letters to the editor from fictitious correspondents, and various other typical features--existed before Addison and Steele set to work, but these two wrote with such effectiveness and cultivated such attention in their readers that the writing in the Tatler and Spectator served as the models for periodical writing in the next seven or eight decades."
(James R. Kuist, "Periodical Essay." The Encyclopedia of the Essay, edited by Tracy Chevalier.

"By 1800 the single-essay periodical had virtually disappeared, replaced by the serial essay published in magazines and journals. Yet in many respects the work of the early-19th-century '' reinvigorated the Addisonian essay tradition, though emphasizing eclecticism, flexibility, and experientiality. , in his serial Essays of Elia (published in the London Magazine during the 1820s), intensified the self-expressiveness of the experientialist essayistic . 's periodical essays blended and , and sought in his periodical essays to combine 'the literary and the conversational.'"
(Kathryn Shevelow, "Essay." Britain in the Hanoverian Age, 1714-1837, ed.

Mines of the beloved country: Through the mind of a photographer and essayist by J Brooks Spector (Daily Maverick), 5 November 2012
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"Writers of the popular periodical essay have in common both and regularity; their essays are generally intended to fill a specific space in their publications, be it so many column inches on a feature or op-ed page or a page or two in a predictable location in a magazine. Unlike freelance essayists who can shape the article to serve the subject matter, the columnist more often shapes the subject matter to fit the restrictions of the column. In some ways this is inhibiting, because it forces the writer to limit and omit material; in other ways it is liberating, because it frees the writer from the need to worry about finding a form and lets him or her concentrate on the development of ideas."
(Robert L. Root, Jr., Working at Writing: Columnists and Critics Composing. SIU Press, 1991)

Me Talk Pretty One Day by Kara Spector on Prezi

The Spektor oeuvre is thick with different styles, ideas and allusions – even a chunk of a Pasternak poem sung in her native Russian on on the 2006 album Begin to Hope – and the new record, which, she says, "feels like my best work to date", again essays several moods. There are quirky songs, like the urgent lead track , political barbs, ditsy love songs and even the sort of potentially mawkish ballad – complete with sweeping strings – covered by contestants on TV talent shows. I tell her it's impressive that she's resisted the temptation to write more songs of that ilk. She replies: "There are lots of different places I like to go to explore. I've written a straight-up jazz standard type song, and I've written a country song, if produced in a colour-by-numbers sort of way. I'm not really interested in having a specific genre, though. I don't believe people have to commit to anything artistically." Sometimes, though, there's something about a song that can't be denied: if it wants to sound like a power ballad, it will do. "It's like you have a kid who's great at sports but you want them to be artsy and read books all day, like you did. You don't want to be going to their football games. But they're naturally an athlete, they're naturally a jock. They want to be in that culture. You can't deny somebody, or a song, its natural properties. But then at the same time you can push back and not put on the exact colour-by-numbers string section."

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The 18th century is considered the great age of the periodical essay in English. Notable periodical essayists of the 18th century include , , , and .

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As much as I’d love to claim the reading :: fucking analogy as my own, it’s entirely piggybacked from sculptor, archivist, book artist, curator, educator and essayist Buzz Spector:


Beautiful Scenes directly accompanies its exhibition slash occasion. There are pictures from the instillation, an introduction, a fantastic essay by Jonathan Fineberg, and a series of Spector collages. The collages read like a David Lynch survey of the 1920s. But, if anything, the book induces a regret: a nostalgia for a show never seen.These are just a couple: maybe the best, definitely the most accessible (with exception Passage and Silence). The Spector quote above (now it’s time to scroll) -- the one about book fucking -- is taken from The Book Maker’s Desire, a collection of essays by Spector -- that’s a great book, and a book as we know it. And like all respectable conceptual artists, Spector can effectively and compellingly defend and define his work. But it’s not easy to find. None of this is. Young and curious about this country, and with cash ready to be spent, the writer soon had an armload of reading material from all these categories. But the writer was also directed to yet another oversized photographic volume, a combination photographic essay and a text. The photographs were by David Goldblatt and the essay by Nadine Gordimer. Both had already become major international cultural figures, but the combination of the two of them was nothing short of electric.She found her students to be a source of endless joy and was so very proud of all of her "kids." She tried to govern her life by two quotes: "Whatever is, is right." (Alexander Pope, English poet and essayist) and "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." (Often attributed to Confucius.)