Essays in Biography

Essays in Biography

by Joseph Epstein


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604190687
Publisher: Axios Press
Publication date: 10/16/2012
Pages: 603
Sales rank: 852,441
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents


George Washington 3

Henry Adams and Henry James 27

George Santayana 41

Adlai Stevenson 57

Henry Luce 93

Ralph Ellison 129

Isaac Rosenfeld 143

Saul Bellow 159

Bernard Malamud 179

Dwight Macdonald 191

Gore Vidal 209

Irving Howe 221

Alfred Kazin 237

Irving Kristol 249

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. 253

A.J. Liebling 267

John Frederick Nims 279

Susan Sontag 283


Max Beerbohm 291

George Eliot 301

Maurice Bowra 313

T.S. Eliot 325

Cyril Connolly 343

Isaiah Berlin 355

Hugh Trevor-Roper 367

John Gross 381

Popular Culture

Alfred Kinsey 391

Charles Van Doren 403

W.C. Fields 423

Irving Thalberg 435

George Gershwin 445

Joe DiMaggio 453

Michael Jordan 467

James Wolcott 481

Malcolm Gladwell 491

And Others

Erich Heller 505

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 513

V.S. Naipaul and Paul Theroux 525

Xenophon 539

Matthew Shanahan 551

Index 565

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