April 24, 2014 § 1 Comment
Amy Wright, Nonfiction Editor of Zone 3 Press, speaks smartly about the essay and on her role as editor on Essay Daily. Check out this lovely description of the essay’s heart and soul, and then click on the link below to read her full essay:
July 13, 2008 § 3 Comments
Our friend The Ethical Exhibitionist has a thoughtful and pleasing entry on his blog examining William Hazlitt’s “On the Pleasure of Hating”.
To quote, briefly:
The great thing about teaching Hazlitt’s essay is that nobody wants to acknowledge his central assumption, revealed in the title, that hating is a pleasurable act. Particularly well-intentioned liberal college students (and even their long-haired vegetarian peacenik professor, once upon a time). Hatred is a scourge, after all. It’s something we’re trying to eradicate. “Some people might find pleasure in hating, but I– as a liberated, open-minded person– certainly do not, and I don’t think most other people do either.”
Read the entire treatise here: THE ETHICAL EXHIBITIONIST