The Ideal of Culture: Essays
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.