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Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about monographs .

“A monograph is a specialist work of writing… or exhibition on a single subject or an aspect of a subject, often by a single author or artist, and usually on a scholarly subject… Unlike a textbook, which surveys the state of knowledge in a field, the main purpose of a monograph is to present primary research and original scholarship ascertaining reliable credibility to the required recipient. This research is presented at length, distinguishing a monograph from an article.ȁ... (read more)

I was honestly a bit surprised how well you managed to pull the exact moment from my childhood where I learned the word 'monograph'. I read every page of a beautiful red book that contained all of the Sherlock Holmes stories, and I distinctly recall the line about having written a monograph on the subject of cigar ash, and being able to discern the different types.

19habryka2moI really like this concept. It currently feels to me like a mixture between a fact post [https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/Sdx6A6yLByRRs8iLY/fact-posts-how-and-why] and an essay [http://www.paulgraham.com/essay.html]. From the fact-post post: From Paul Graham's essay post:

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