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Essays in Biography

Epstein, Joseph, 1937- (Book - 2012)
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A collection of forty essays each describe a different individual, including such writers and thinkers as Saul Bellow, George Washington, Adlai Stevenson, and Alfred Kinsey.

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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.

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Epstein, popular essayist and former educator, offers a series of 40 pieces, each on a famous and/or otherwise notable individual. The carefully chosen subjects include historian, philosopher, and soldier Xenophon of ancient Greece to George Washington and literary icon Susan Sontag. The whole is an interesting and varied collection, including politicians and leaders, authors and poets of all stripes, comedians, athletes, scientists, and more. The author offers a new way of looking at some familiar figures. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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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.

Authors: Epstein, Joseph, 1937-
Statement of Responsibility: Joseph Epstein
Title: Essays in biography
Publisher: Mount Jackson, VA : Axios Press, c2012
Characteristics: p. cm.
Notes: Includes index
Subject Headings: Epstein, Joseph, 1937- Books and reading Literature History and criticism Authors Biography
Topical Term: Literature
Authors
LCCN: 2012010035
ISBN: 9781604190687
160419068X
Branch Call Number: 814.54 E
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