A book review from The Movie Snob.
A Literary Education, and Other Essays, by Joseph Epstein (Axios 2014). I love Epstein’s writing. I own several of his books, and this new collection of his essays may be my favorite yet. He was a teacher of English and writing at Northwestern for many years, and he was also the long-time editor of Phi Beta Kappa’s quarterly publication The American Scholar. And he is a very engaging writer himself. The essays in this collections are grouped into several categories, and although I enjoyed them all, the autobiographical ones and the ones about the current state of higher education stand out as being exceptionally exceptional. If you enjoy reading, you owe it to yourself to give Epstein a try.