Is the personal essay dead?


Is the personal essay dead? While the author of this essay claims it is, writers on Medium demonstrate otherwise.

[T]here’s a specific sort of ultra-confessional essay, written by a person you’ve never heard of and published online, that flourished until recently and now hardly registers. The change has happened quietly, but it’s a big one: a genre that partially defined the last decade of the Internet has essentially disappeared.

The New Yorker

Image: Painting by Brianna Keeper

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