A Line Out for a Walk

A Line Out for a Walk : Familiar Essays

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Paul 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 20mm | 416g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0393308545
  • 9780393308549
  • 1,286,133

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'A writer at the top of his powers in these serious, funny, pleasantly unpredictable musings.' -Publishers Weekly
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About 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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