David Foster Wallace touched on this risk in his essay on television and fiction.
Teles' essay is important - even if its own argument explains why its powerful message is likely to go unheeded.
There is, as he mentioned in a brilliant 1973 essay on bestselling novels, a Russian phrase that describes this condition.
Former Artforum critic Thomas Lawson, also profiled in the essay, felt like he got off the hook.
In the essay, Havel imagines a grocer hanging a "Workers of the World, Unite!"
Everybody read and admired an essay the style of which was new and striking.
With these precautions, in 1733, was published the first part of the essay on Man.
By returning safely with that, you may enable us to renew the essay with better calculated means.
Why did you say, Diana, that you knew something about the essay?
The wonder of Du Maurier's essay, the astounding spectacle of his success, cannot be diminished by any such explanation of it.
1590s, "short non-fiction literary composition" (first attested in writings of Francis Bacon, probably in imitation of Montaigne), from Middle French essai "trial, attempt, essay," from Late Latin exagium "a weighing, weight," from Latin exigere "test," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + agere (see act) apparently meaning here "to weigh." The suggestion is of unpolished writing.