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Line Out for a Walk, A : Familiar Essays

Epstein, Joseph

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ISBN 10: 0393029557 / ISBN 13: 9780393029550
Published by W. W. Norton and Company, New York, 1991
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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FIRST PRINTING of the First Edition (stated). The fourth collection of the author's essays, taking out such widlly various 'lines' as gossip, gambling, height, hats, compulsive reading, much more, all taken on the author's 'walk' on the leash of his own viewpoints. Hardcover with dust jacket, 331pp. A very nice copy, the jacket neatly encased in an acid-free archival plastic protector. Rare. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 00010522

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Title: Line Out for a Walk, A : Familiar Essays

Publisher: W. W. Norton and Company, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition (stated).

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Describing his art, Paul Klee once said, "I take a line out for a walk". This is precisely what Joseph Epstien does in his trenchant informal essays. In this fourth collection, he takes out such wildly various "lines" as gossip, gambling, height (or the lack of it), hats, smoking, fame, the madness of compulsive reading and walks them on the leash of his own strong viewpoint. "Witty, civilized, erudite, self-mocking - intelligent entertainments more British than American in their roots yet most emphatically American in content and style...Invariably his comments...are interesting, sometimes they are striking, often they are amusing."

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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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