Individual Author Record
Name: Joseph EpsteinPen Name: Aristides - for articles, essays and book reviews to magazines and journals Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction Born: 1937 in Chicago Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionEpstein is a Chicago native. He grew up in Rogers Park and graduated from the University of Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationJoseph Epstein is an essayist, short story writer, novelist and editor, best known as a former editor of the Phi Beta Kappa Society's ''The American Scholar'' magazine and for his recent essay collection, ''Snobbery: The American Version''. He was a lecturer at Northwestern University from 1974 to 2002 and now holds emeritus status. He is a Contributing Editor at ''The Weekly Standard'' and a long-time contributor of essays and short stories to The New Criterion and Commentary. His stories prominently feature the city of Chicago and the characters that have populated his 70 years as an observer of the city.
*''Divorced in America, Marriage in an Age of Possibility'', Dutton, 1974*''Divorce: The American Experience'', Cape, 1975*''Familiar Territory: Observations on American Life'', Oxford University Press, 1979*''Ambition: The Secret Passion'', Dutton, 1980*''The Middle of My Tether: Familiar Essays'', Norton, 1983*''Plausible Prejudices: Essays On American Writing'', Norton, 1985*''Once More Around the Block: Familiar Essays'', Norton, 1987*''Partial Payments, Essays on Writers and Their Lives'', Norton, 1989*''A Line Out for a Walk: Familiar Essays'', Norton, 1991*''The Goldin Boys: Stories'', Norton, 1991*''Pertinent Players: Essays on the Literary Life'', Norton, 1993*''With My Trousers Rolled'', Norton, 1995*''Life Sentences: Literary Essays'', Norton, 1997*''Narcissus Leaves the Pool: Familiear Essays'', Houghton Mifflin, 1999*''Snobbery: The American Version'', Houghton Mifflin, 2002*''Fabulous Small Jews: Stories'', Houghton Mifflin, 2003*''Envy: The Seven Deadly Sins'', Oxford University Press, 2006*''Friendship: An Expose'', Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006*''In a Cardboard Belt!: Essays Personal, Literary, and Savage'', Mariner, 2008*''Alexis De Tocqueville: Democracy's Guide'', Harper Perennial, 2009*''Fred Astaire'', Yale University Press, 2009