A Line Out for a Walk
By (author) Joseph Epstein
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Line Out for a Walk by Joseph Epstein
Book DescriptionPaul 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393308549
(211mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 28-Oct-1992
Country of Publication: United States
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Features 142 short essays on a wide variety of subjects.
US Kirkus Review » The title, American Scholar editor Epstein (Partial Ideas, 1988, etc.) tells us, is taken from Paul Klee's explanation of his art: "I take a line out for a walk" - which, Epstein adds, "describes exactly, precisely, absolutely what I do." And so it does, as demonstrated by these congenial essays, which ramble and slide from one idea to another, but always attain some sort of destination, or point. Erudite, opinionated, smug, gleefully self-exposing, Epstein muses here on the allure of fame, the art of the put-down, gambling, envy, the travails of being short ("In literature, treachery is frequently assigned to small people"), the domination of money ("Like the lady said, money is funny, and the biggest laugh may be reserved for those of us who are clownish enough to believe we can rise above it"), etc. In all: provocative after-dinner chat, with sniftered brandy and boxed cigars at hand. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Joseph Epstein
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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