Elizabeth Hardwick Quote

We would not want to think of the essay as the country of old men, but it is doubtful that the slithery form, wearisomely vague and as chancy as trying to catch a fish in the open hand, can be taught.


The Best American Essays: 1986 (1986)

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We would not want to think of the essay as the country of old men, but it is doubtful that the slithery form, wearisomely vague and as chancy as...

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We would not want to think of the essay as the country of old men, but it is doubtful that the slithery form, wearisomely vague and as chancy as...

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We would not want to think of the essay as the country of old men, but it is doubtful that the slithery form, wearisomely vague and as chancy as...

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We would not want to think of the essay as the country of old men, but it is doubtful that the slithery form, wearisomely vague and as chancy as...