Essays / Random Wanderings of Mind and Body (formerly Lost Essays)
By michael hill
Essays / Random Wanderings of Mind and Body (formerly Lost Essays)Feb 24, 2023
Lost Essays - D.S. Savage's criticism of Ernest Hemingway
Find out what D.S. Savage thought about Hemingway in his 1950 collection of criticism - The Withered Branch
Lost Essays - "Every Man's Natural Desire" - Samuel McChord Crothers
Revisit Crothers' essay exploring the difficulty of becoming a unique person in a society that limits the individual's interest.
Arnold Bennett "Translating Literature"
What is the objective of reading unless something definite comes of it?
Is the American Southwest Edward Abbey's land? Lawrence Clark Powell might disagree.
Is the American Southwest Edward Abbey's land? Lawrence Clark Powell might disagree with his extensive study of those who embraced the area decades and centuries before Abbey.
Ayn Rand - How does one lead a rational life in an irrational society?
Let's get judgemental here.
A love letter to Joan Didion - Episode 14
Joan Didion is a complex writer who created easily readable text. If you enjoy essays and period pieces check out her writing.
Daniel Defoe's - "The Instability of Human Glory"
Daniel Defoe's - "The Instability of Human Glory". A lesser known essay from the guy that wrote Robinson Crusoe. Enjoy
Christopher Morley's "What Men Live By" - A Lost Essay
A timeless examination of how to be heard.
Francis Bacon's "Of Riches" Episode Eleven
Sir Francis Bacon's thoughts about wealth.
Woodrow Wilson's "A New Freedom" episode ten
Let's see what Woodrow Wilson plans to do about the hustle and bustle of 1912.
Theodore Roosevelt's "The Strenuous Life" - Episode Nine
What would Teddy think about the "Strenuous Life" of 2022?
Nikolai Gogol's "Diary Of A Madman" - Episode Eight
While not an essay - Nikolai Gogol's protagonist in Diary of a Madman transcends time and can teach many lessons today - so while it is almost just flash fiction - it, in my opinion, has some essay qualities. Enjoy.
John Kindrick Bang's "My Silent Servants" Episode Seven
Bangs thinks books are medicine - some think books are poison.
Robert Louis Stevenson's "An Apology for Idlers" Episode Six
Robert Louis Stevenson wants you to cut class - listen to his support of truancy.
George Orwell's "Books vs. Cigarettes" Lost Essays Episode 5
Is reading expensive? A luxury reserved only for the few? Find out on Lost Essays.
Albert Halper "A Room with a View" Episode Five - Lost Essays
Let us exist for a moment with a young Albert Halper in his first writing environment.
Christopher Morley's "On Doors" Episode Four
Check out this interesting look at doors.
E.B. White's "Good-bye to Forty-eighth Street" Episode Three
Let us join E.B. White while he attempts to clean house.
Helen Keller's essay - "Three Days to See" - Lost Essays episode two.
First appearing in Atlantic Monthly - Helen Keller creates an emotionally moving piece of prose.
Lost Essays - Charles S. Brooks - "Serious Stupid Persons"
Join Lost Essays as we discover author Charles S. Brooks and visit his essay - Serious Stupid Persons.