A Visit to Vanity Fair: Moral Essays on the Present Age

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Brazos Press, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 173 pages
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These perceptive moral essays crackle with wit, intelligence, and a wide range of knowledge. A cultural hawk eye delivers relevant, down-to-earth meditations on the way we live now. "A Visit to Vanity Fair" blends personal reflection with cultural criticism to address such topics as reading with children, sitting with a dying friend, and watching TV documentaries.

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User Review  - jerrikobly - LibraryThing

Jacobs explains the art of the moral essay, then illustrates the actual execution of the moral essay on subjects such as Harry Potter, TV animal documentaries, and luckydipping in the Bible. Read full review

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User Review  - Alex Stroshine - Goodreads

Alan Jacobs' “A Visit to Vanity Fair”, with the gaudy subtitle “Moral Essays on the Present Age”, is Jacobs' attempt to revive the moral essay. I applaud him for it. I think essays are an excellent ... Read full review

Contents

Preface 11
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Introduction
13
A Bible Fit for Children
25
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Alan Jacobs is a professor of literature at Wheaton College. He is the author of several collections of essays, including the recent Shaming the Devil: Essays in Truthtelling. A cultural critic and journalist, his work appears in such publications as First Things, Christianity Today, The Weekly Standard, Books and Culture and the Oxford American.

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