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As usual for Joseph Epstein, this book is a great read and very informative.
Epstein's prose is great and many of the essays were fascinating but I would recommend that a reader pick and choose the subjects instead of reading straight through.
Essayists are by nature explorers and can be found roaming throughout all manner of fields of interest.
Getting more intimate knowledge about people i've known about or learning about others I did not know before made for very interesting reading most especially when the writer is of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mike
Epstein's great virtue is an honest look at every
person and plain language about them.
Joseph Epstein's "Essays in Biography" is a compilation of the author's past articles, book reviews, memoriual essays, etc. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Philip Brantingham
This is an interesting way to learn about history, philosophy, and famous people. It's stirs my imagination because it presents an intimate view of a variety of people.Published 6 months ago by Susan
Pretty good in spots, very good in others. The best we can do, I guess, but a far cry from the British essayists who address large subjects and small men people think are large.Published 8 months ago by Banjo
I have read most of Joseph Epstein's 13 collections of essays dating back to Divorced in America: Marriage in an Age of Possibility (1974) but this is the first I have reviewed and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Robert Morris
I have been reading Joseph Epstein since the early 70's He is a giant in the world of letters and I was lucky enough to receive The American Scholar throughout his editorship. Read morePublished 8 months ago by equinimitas
Epstein is a wonderful essayist and this broad ranging collection proves it. Get thee to a comfortable chair with this book and have a very good time indeed!Published 10 months ago by WH Griesar