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  • n  a writer of literary works

  • Margaret Atwood has worn many literary hats novelist, poet, essayist, critic, historian but now she has added another one: orator.
  • My biggest by farbesides my mother, who had an incredibly dark sense of humorwas Robert Benchley, a humor essayist.
  • He is also a monthly essayist for PTI magazine, a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and The New Republic, a political analyst for FOX News and a weekly panelist on Inside .
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  • Anne Fadiman in Calcutta Telegraph
    Fadiman writes, "The familiar essayist didn't speak to the millions; he spoke to one reader, as if the two of them were sitting side by side in front of a crackling fire with their cravats loosened, their favourite stimulants at hand, and a long...
  • Philip Roth in EfluxMedia News
    Another Pulitzer Prize-winning US novelist, Philip Roth, said Updike was "our time's greatest man of letters, as brilliant a literary critic and essayist as he was a novelist and short story writer."
  • Rene Preval in New York Times (blog)
    Among the dead are a former adviser to Haitian President René Préval, aid workers and Georges Anglade, described by the newspaper as "an essayist and geographer who settled in Montreal after being jailed by the Duvalier regime."

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