Essays in Biographyby Joseph Epstein
Who is the greatest living essayist writing in English? Unquestionably Joseph Epstein. Epstein is penetrating. He is witty. He has a magic touch with words, that hard to define but immediately recognizable quality called style. Above all, he is impossible to put down. How easy it is today to forget the simple delight of reading for no intended purpose. Each of the 39 pieces in this book is a pure pleasure to read.
Now with linking endnotes and index.
--Kirkus Reviews, July 2012
“Erudite . . . eloquent . . . opinionated . . . edifying and often very entertaining.”
--Publishers Weekly; July 2012
“The joys of reading Joseph Epstein are many. . . . Readers consistently find wit, whimsy, and learning at the most accessible and enjoyable level.”
--Larry Thornberry, The American Spectator, October 1, 2012
“Mr. Epstein’s essays are brilliant distillations . . . [which] bring to biography a genius of discernment.”
--Carl Rollyson, Wall Street Journal; October 6, 2012
Larry Thornberry, The American Spectator, October 1, 2012
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Meet the Author
Joseph Epstein is a long time resident of Chicago. Joseph Epstein has taught English and writing at
Northwestern for many years. He is the author of 22 books, many of them collections of essays, and
has also written for numerous magazines including the New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Commentary.
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