Essays in Biography (book review)

Book review from The Movie Snob.

Essays in Biography, by Joseph Epstein (2012).  Long-time readers of The Movie Court know that I love essayist and short-story writer Joseph Epstein.  It goes without saying that I enjoyed this collection of short biographical pieces by the master.  Almost all of them are about modern intellectuals, but there are a few exceptions—the book starts with a piece about George Washington, of all people, and there is one about Xenophon and another about an interesting fellow Epstein just happened to befriend a few years before he died.  The only reason I enjoyed this book a little less than I have some of Epstein’s others is that some (many?) of the essays have previously appeared in magazines that I take, so I had read a lot of them before.

One comment on “Essays in Biography (book review)

  1. […] the great essayist.  I have sung his praises before, and you can read some of them here, here, and here.  The down side of this volume, if it has one, is that Epstein includes several essays about […]

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