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Latest Joseph Epstein Items
Joseph Epstein may be the dean of contemporary essayists. In some 22 books -- none of them featuring car chases or bedroom scenes -- he has philosophized on subjects as diverse as divorce, Fred Astaire, gossip and "Fabulous Small Jews."
Surely I'm not the only reader amazed at how downright boring professors, assorted "experts" and too often even the reverend clergy can be when addressing some of the more basic forces in our lives.
"For a decade, from 1985 through the mid-1990s, comic book speculation reached its highest peak, something comic book dealers and collectors lament to this day," writes Jonathan Shipley in the December issue of Fine Books and Collections.