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Lost Essays

Lost Essays

By michael hill
A journey into the world of essays - the listener will discover the art of prose and the uniqueness of the traditional essay. Each episode will focus on an essayist and an essay to discover or rediscover.
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Christopher Morley's "What Men Live By" - A Lost Essay

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Christopher Morley's "What Men Live By" - A Lost Essay
A timeless examination of how to be heard. 
03:36
June 09, 2022
Francis Bacon's "Of Riches" Episode Eleven
Sir Francis Bacon's thoughts about wealth. 
05:05
May 13, 2022
Woodrow Wilson's "A New Freedom" episode ten
Let's see what Woodrow Wilson plans to do about the hustle and bustle of 1912.
08:54
April 27, 2022
Theodore Roosevelt's "The Strenuous Life" - Episode Nine
What would Teddy think about the "Strenuous Life" of 2022? 
06:01
April 20, 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. 
04:53
April 02, 2022
John Kindrick Bang's "My Silent Servants" Episode Seven
Bangs thinks books are medicine - some think books are poison. 
02:60
February 20, 2022
Robert Louis Stevenson's "An Apology for Idlers" Episode Six
Robert Louis Stevenson wants you to cut class - listen to his support of truancy. 
04:19
February 03, 2022
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. 
03:03
January 09, 2022
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. 
03:19
December 26, 2021
Christopher Morley's "On Doors" Episode Four
Check out this interesting look at doors. 
04:07
December 05, 2021
E.B. White's "Good-bye to Forty-eighth Street" Episode Three
Let us join E.B. White while he attempts to clean house. 
06:07
November 24, 2021
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. 
04:25
November 14, 2021
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. 
05:14
November 13, 2021
November 12, 2021
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November 12, 2021