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The word "essay" means to try out, test, probe. In the essay style, successive clauses and sentences are not produced by an overarching logic, but by association; the impression that prose gives is that it can go anywhere in a manner wholly unpredictable.


Chapter 6, The Additive Style, p. 62 - How To Write A Sentence And How To Read One (2011)

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The word essay means to try out, test, probe. In the essay style, successive clauses and sentences are not produced by an overarching logic, but by...

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The word essay means to try out, test, probe. In the essay style, successive clauses and sentences are not produced by an overarching logic, but by...

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The word essay means to try out, test, probe. In the essay style, successive clauses and sentences are not produced by an overarching logic, but by...

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The word essay means to try out, test, probe. In the essay style, successive clauses and sentences are not produced by an overarching logic, but by...