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.