WRD 104: Composition & Rhetoric II Rotating Header Image

“Biography of an Idea”

“Well, sometimes I use my inexperience or lack of knowledge as the drama of the essay. The essay becomes a kind of a biography of an idea — how it reveals itself and comes to a fullness. The essay can begin with inexperience, and as it teaches the reader, so also it teaches the writer. There’s something very exciting about that kind of progress.”

— From an interview with Richard Rodriquez.  

— From Twists of Faith: ‘Darling,’ by Richard Rodriguez