A Review of The Art of the Essay

Because of Charity Singleton Craig, I now see adumbration everywhere. I didn’t even know what adumbration meant before I read her book The Art of the Essay. But now, when I see an author subtly weave a word, sense, or feeling into her work in order to build intensity and meaning, I can’t help but imagine Craig’s mind map example of “visual cues in ordinary life.” The hoot of an owl may mean more than the sound that initially hits…