A Line Out for a Walk: Familiar Essays

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“[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

Paul Klee's words on his art, "I take a line out for a walk," describe precisely what the author of these essays does―he takes out such "lines" as gossip, gambling, height (or the lack of it), hats, smoking, fame or compulsive reading and "walks them" in his own discursive style.

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'A writer at the top of his powers in these serious, funny, pleasantly unpredictable musings.' -Publishers Weekly

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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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