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The ideal of culture : essays

Author: Joseph Epstein
Publisher: Edinburg, VA : Axios Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who is the greatest living essayist writing in English? Joseph Epstein would surely be at the top of anybody's list. Epstein is penetrating. He is witty. He has a magic touch with words, that hard to define but immediately recognizable quality called style. Above all, he is impossible to put down. The Ideal of Culture contains 63 essays on a wide variety of subjects, each a pure pleasure to read.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Epstein, Joseph, 1937-
Ideal of culture.
Edinburg, VA : Axios Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017058772
Named Person: Joseph Epstein; Joseph Epstein; Joseph Epstein
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Epstein
ISBN: 9781604191240 1604191244
OCLC Number: 1019843722
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Introduction; Part One: The Culture; The Ideal of Culture; From Parent to Parenthood; Death Takes No Holiday; Wit; Genius; Cowardice; Old Age and Other Laughs; What's So Funny?; The Fall of the WASPs; The Virtue of Victims; Cool; The Sixties; University of Chicago Days; Part Two: Literary; Eric Auerbach; Kafka; Orwell; Proust; C. K. Scott Moncrieff; The Young T. S. Eliot; Philip Larkin; Willa Cather; George Kennan; Isaiah Berlin; Michael Oakeshott; John O'Hara; F. Scott Fitzgerald, A Most Successful Failure; Wolcott Gibbs; Evelyn Waugh; J. F. Powers; Edward Gibbon; Herodotus; Tacitus Encyclopaedia Britannica-The EleventhGrammar; Clichés; Literary Rivals; Why Read Biography?; Part Three: Jewish; Sholem Aleichem; Jokes: A Genre of Thought; Jews on the Loose; Jewish Pugs; Harry Golden; Gershom Scholem; Dreaming of a JewishChristmas; Part Four: Masterpieces; The Brothers Ashkenzai; Civilization of the Renaissance; Montesquieu; Machiavelli; Gogol; Speak, Memory; Epictetus; H. W. Fowler; As a Driven Leaf; Joseph and His Brothers; Life and Fate; Memoirs of Hadrian; Charnwood's Lincoln; Book of the Courtier; Ronald Syme; Quest for Corvo; The Old Bunch; Life of Johnson Part Five: Hitting EightyHitting Eighty; Original Publication Information for Essays in this Book; Index
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Joseph Epstein.

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