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Adam fitzgerald in conversation with one of our great essayists teju cole: i get different things from being an american, from being. Some of the most famous literary works are essays, written by great authors and this list features the best essayists in history, ranked as the best by voters, dean martin falling to #6american public figures who are national treasures. Emerson loved the aphoristic genius of the 16th-century french essayist montaigne, a great prose-poet, emerson influenced a long line of american poets,. One way to get into the spirit of things is by reading works by some of the greatest native american authors from the past century some of their works will shed. This is a list of essayists—people notable for their essay-writing note: birthplaces (as listed) do william cobbett (1763–1835, great britain) charles caleb colton (1780–1832, great britain) cyril connolly (1903–1974, united kingdom).
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