In a Cardboard Belt!

In a Cardboard Belt! : Essays Personal, Literary, and Savage

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Taking his title from the wounded cry of the once great Max Bialystock in The Producers — “Look at me now! Look at me now! I’m wearing a cardboard belt!” — the charming essayist Joseph Epstein gives us his largest and most adventurous collection to date. With his signature gifts of sparkling humor and penetrating intelligence, he issues forth as a memoirist, polemicist, literary critic, and amused observer of contemporary culture. In deeply considered examinations of writers from Paul Valéry to Truman Capote, in incisive take-downs of such cultural pooh-bahs as Harold Bloom and George Steiner, and in personally revealing essays about his father and about his years as a teacher, this remarkable collection from one of America’s best essayists is a book to be savored.
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  • Paperback | 410 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 25mm | 408g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0547085745
  • 9780547085746
  • 893,307

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