- Joseph Berg Esenwein
Esenwein was born in
Philadelphia, and educated at Albright College, Millersville Normal School, Lafayette College, Richmond College and the University of Omaha. He was president of Albright Collegiate Institute in 1895-96, and in the following year held the position of educational director of the Y. M. C. A. at Washington Heights, New York City.
After a year of foreign travel, he became
professorof English in the Pennsylvania Military College at Chester, subsequently giving up teaching (1903) to become manager of the " Booklovers' Magazine". Two years later he was made editor and manager of " Lippincott's Magazine", a position which he held until 1914. In 1915 he became editor of " The Writer's Monthly", Springfield, Mass. He is known both as a lecturer and writer.
Esenwein's published works, besides articles contributed to
Charles Dudley Warner's "Library of the World's Best Literature", include:
* "Songs for Reapers" (1895)
* "Modern Agnosticism" (1896)
* "Feathers for Shafts" (1897)
* "Writing for Short Stories" (1909)
* "Lessons in the Short Story" (1910)
* "Short Story Masterpieces" (1912)
* "Writing the Photoplay" (1913; revised edition with Arthur Leeds, 1919)
* "The Art of Public Speaking" (1915)
* "Writing for the Magazines" (1916)
* "Children's Stories and How to Tell Them" (1917)
* "Russian Short Story Masterpieces" (two volumes, 1919)
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