Pertinent Players by Joseph Epstein
Essays on the Literary Life

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Gathers essays about the writings of Italo Svevo, Ben Hecht, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry James, H.L. Mencken, George Orwell, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Carl Sandburg, and Anthony Burgess
 

About Joseph Epstein

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Joseph Epstein is a long time resident of Chicago. Joseph Epstein has taught English and writing atNorthwestern for many years. He is the author of 22 books, many of them collections of essays, andhas also written for numerous magazines including the New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Commentary.
 
Published August 1, 1993 by W W Norton & Co Inc. 414 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Epstein's third book of literary essays strikes a less polemical note than either Partial Payments (1989) or Plausible Prejudices (1985).

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``What is his story?'' asks essayist Epstein ( Plausible Prejudices ) about each person profiled in his third collection of essays, providing revealing looks at writers and thinkers of assorted repute

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``What is his story?'' asks essayist Epstein ( Plausible Prejudices ) about each person profiled in his third collection of essays, providing revealing looks at writers and thinkers of assorted repute.

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