A Line Out for a Walk: Familiar Essays

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1992 - 332 oldal
"[His] way with the familiar essay--that flexible, forgiving genre in which anything goes except charmlessness and anonymity--has much in common with that of Messrs, Beerbohm, Liebling, and Mencken. Each piece is exquisitely sustained, moving from point to point with the relaxed economy of a pro." --Wall Street Journal

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Tartalomjegyzék

A Note on the Title
11
The Gentle Art of the Resounding PutDown
32
The Bore Wars
50
Autodidact
69
Quotatious
88
Confessions of a Low Roller
108
Calm and Uncollected
127
Short Subject
146
And Thats What I Like About the South
187
The Man in the Green
218
A Few Kind Words for Envy
238
Waiter Theres a Paragraph in My Soup
257
Entre Nous
277
Money Is Funny
296
Dancing in the Darts
314
Copyright

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
166

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A szerzőről (1992)

Joseph Epstein has been the editor of the American Scholar since 1975. His own books of essays include The Middle of My Tether, Once More Around the Block, A Line Out for a Walk, Pertinent Players, and With My Trousers Rolled (all published by Norton). He was guest editor for Best American Essays (1993) and teaches at Northwestern University. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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