65 Best Essays of All Time

65 Best Essays of All Time

Classic Essays

  1. Essays in Idleness by Yoshida Kenko
  2. The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton
  3. The Painter of Modern Life by Charles Baudelaire
  4. The Complete Essays by Mark Twain
  5. In Defense of Sanity: The Best Essays by G.K. Chesterton
  6. Essays by Francis Bacon
  7. The Complete Essays by Michel de Montaigne
  8. Selected Essays by Samuel Johnson
  9. A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig and Other Essays by Charles Lamb
  10. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  11. The Essential Writings by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  12. The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Selected Critical Prose by Oscar Wilde
  13. Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

65 Best Essays of All Time

Modern Essays (English Language)

  1. A Collection of Essays by George Orwell
  2. Geography of the Imagination by Guy Davenport
  3. We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order to Live by Joan Didion
  4. The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
  5. An Elemental Thing by Eliot Weinberger
  6. Early and Later Essays by W.B. Yeats
  7. Selected Essays by Virginia Woolf
  8. Selected Essays by T.S. Eliot
  9. Selected Essays by D.H. Lawrence
  10. Kokoro by Lafcadio Hearn
  11. Essays by E.B. White
  12. Against Interpretation and Other Essays by Susan Sontag
  13. Dreamers of Dreams: Essays on Poets and Poetry by John Simon
  14. Huxley and God: Essays on Religious Experience by Aldous Huxley
  15. Mystery and Manners by Flannery O’Connor
  16. Literary Essays by Ezra Pound
  17. In Favor of the Sensitive Man, and Other Essays by Anais Nin
  18. Portraits and Observations: The Essays by Truman Capote
  19. The Best of Myles by Flann O’Brien
  20. A Jacques Barzun Reader by Jacques Barzun
  21. Reflections on Exile by Edward W. Said
  22. The Vintage Mencken by H.L. Mencken
  23. Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism by John Updike
  24. Shaking a Leg: Collected Journalism and Writings by Angela Carter
  25. Fame & Folly: Essays by Cynthia Ozick
  26. The Donald Richie Reader by Donald Richie
  27. Dreamer of Dreams by John Simon
  28. On Histories and Stories by A.S. Byatt
  29. Wormholes: Essays and Occasional Writings by John Fowles
  30. Finding a Form by William H. Gass
  31. An Elemental Thing by Eliot Weinberger

Modern Essays (non-English Language)

  1. Selected Non-Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
  2. A Barthes Reader by Roland Barthes
  3. Six Memos for the Next Millennium by Italo Calvino
  4. Less Than One: Selected Essays by Joseph Brodsky
  5. Campo Santo by W.G. Sebald
  6. Visions of Excess by Georges Bataille
  7. Species of Spaces and Other Pieces by Georges Perec
  8. Leters, Numbers, Forms: Essays by Raymond Queneau
  9. Selected Essays by Zhou Zuoren
  10. Selected Bilingual Essays by Lin Yutang
  11. Illuminations: Essays by Walter Benjamin
  12. The Selected Prose by Fernando Pessoa
  13. Myself With Others: Essays by Carlos Fuentes
  14. The Labyrinth of Solitude by Octavio Paz
  15. The Spirit of Prague by Ivan Klima
  16. Encounter: Essays by Milan Kundera
  17. How to Travel with a Salmon & Other Essays by Umberto Eco
  18. Anathemas and Admiraitions by E.M. Cioran
  19. Passing By: Selected Essays by Jerzy Kosinski
  20. Other People’s Trades by Primo Levi
  21. Nobody’s Home by Dubravka Ugresic


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65 Best Essays of All Time

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