"What makes [Goffman] compelling is not just the aptness of his observations or the rigors of his theoretical scheme but also his considerable gifts for rendering the everyday as bizarre and amusing."—New York Times
"[Goffman] writes like an angel . . . with a keen feeling for social reality."—New York Review of Books
About the Author
Erving Goffman (1922-1982), Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, was one of the foremost sociologists of the twentieth century. His Strategic Interaction is also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.