Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Life Sentences: Literary Essays

by Epstein, Joseph

  • ISBN: 9780393045468
  • ISBN10: 0393045463

Life Sentences: Literary Essays

by Epstein, Joseph

  • List Price: $25.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish date: 01/01/2003
  • ISBN: 9780393045468
  • ISBN10: 0393045463
used Add to Cart $3.36
You save: 87%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $38.88
Marketplace Item
Description: Further literary writings by the foremost practitioner of the informal essay in our time.

Reading an essay by Joseph Epstein is much like watching Joe DiMaggio hit a pitched ball: the pleasure is in watching a difficult art performed with matchless grace and ease. In life Sentences, his fourth collection of literary essays, Epstein considers the lives and works of nineteen writers of note, appreciating many of them, roughing up some others, and overall weighing them in the very finely calibrated balance of his wellstocked mind. His subjects include Michel de Montaigne, E Scott Fitzgerald, Joseph Conrad, Mary McCarthy, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Robert Lowell, John Dos Passos, Edmund Wilson, Elizabeth Bishop, Ambrose Bierce, and Philip Larkin. No overarching theory or grinding ideological ax mars these finely nuanced readings of writers who matter; as Epstein writes, "What unites this collection of literary essays is the interest of the man who wrote them". And what interests him is excellence in literature.

Few pleasures in life are as dependable as reading a Joseph Epstein essay. In that sense Life Sentences is another blue-chip public offering.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Seattle Goodwill
Location: Seattle, WA
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
May have some shelf-wear due to normal use.
Price:
$3.36
Comments:
May have some shelf-wear due to normal use.
Seller: Solr Books
Location: Skokie, IL
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Great reading/study copy. May have highlights and/or notes. Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Price:
$5.58
Comments:
Great reading/study copy. May have highlights and/or notes. Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Seller: WonderBook
Location: Frederick, MD Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Good condition. Good dust jacket.
Price:
$5.86
Comments:
Good condition. Good dust jacket.
Seller: Wonder Book - Member ABAA/ILAB
Location: Frederick, MD
Condition: Good
Good condition. Good dust jacket.
Price:
$6.16
Comments:
Good condition. Good dust jacket.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
Price:
$9.49
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
Seller: Dunaway Books
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Price:
$9.92
Comments:
Seller: Enterprise Books
Location: Chicago, IL
Condition: Very Good
0393045463. Book with occaional bracketing, else VG. DJ As New, not price clipped ($25); 347 pages.
Price:
$13.50
Comments:
0393045463. Book with occaional bracketing, else VG. DJ As New, not price clipped ($25); 347 pages.
Seller: Ann Open Book
Location: Lansing, MI
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Price:
$13.50
Comments:
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$38.88
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: signedbookman
Location: BUFFALO GROVE, IL
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
Signed and Inscribed By Author Signed and inscribed by the author "For Dan, with affection, Joe 10-7-97" on the half title page. Book and jacket are in fine condtition.
Price:
$44.95
Comments:
Signed and Inscribed By Author Signed and inscribed by the author "For Dan, with affection, Joe 10-7-97" on the half title page. Book and jacket are in fine condtition.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).