Review Excerpt: American Book Review

The vital accomplishment of The American Essay in the American Century is how convincingly it establishes the importance of not merely presuming the universal and timeless relevance of a great essay but also locating the essay in its era and appreciating the context out of which it arises. …At a time when the essay’s horizons have opened up to new possibilities of form and transmission and hybridization, we can only hope for a sequel—The American Essay after the American Century—…Stuckey-French convinces me that if we want to explore the future of the essay, we will need to be thoroughly grounded in its past.

—Robert Root, American Book Review

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