Writing

'Something is turning: The role of essays in a questioning culture' by Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall
23 March 2011

Address to the reader is one of the conventions of the modern essay form, going back to Montaigne, who includes a statement of address by way of an introduction to his collected writings. A question or series of questions refreshes the direct address along the way, accentuates the sense of voice, and vitalises the connection by supposing the reader as an interlocuto ... More

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