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Author:Pliszka, Wally
Position:Letters to the Editor - Letter to the editor

I've long been a fan of the popular and literary essays of Joseph Epstein, who has a new book, A Literary Education and Other Essays, which I hope you'll review. In fact, maybe it would be worthwhile to do a story on essayists: Montaigne, Orwell, Hazlitt. I greatly enjoyed Michelle Orange's book of essays, This Is Running for Your Life. Perhaps there are other young essayists with whom I'm not familiar.

Another recent book I enjoyed is Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China...

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