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Once More Around The Block: Familiar Essays

Joseph Epstein

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ISBN 10: 0393024423 / ISBN 13: 9780393024425
Published by W. W. Norton & Company, New York, London, 1987
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Slight discoloration to pages, small crease top of DJ back cover, slight rubbing wear to DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 104935

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Title: Once More Around The Block: Familiar Essays

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, New York, London

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Offers a collection of essays about such topics as growing older, the pleasures of friendship, gluttony, and keeping journals

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Epstein writes gracefully on such diverse subjects as the place of work in our lives; his pet peeves (unkempt beards, empty language, official incompetence); the sadness of used bookstores; himself as an avid sports fan; pitfalls in public speaking; and the limits of friendship. His essays deftly illuminate shadowy areas of existence often overlooked by writers, and these pieces, reprinted from the American Scholar, show Epstein to be an accomplished essayist. As a debunker of liberal verities, he is in good form even if most of the selections comprise mellow musings. Epstein not only finds Woody Allen's humor tired and predictable, but, calling himself a "language snob," he skewers Norman Mailer, Joan Didion, George Kennan and others. Clearly, Epstein weighs his experiences before setting pen to paper.
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