A visit to Vanity fair: moral essays on the present age

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Brazos Press, Sep 1, 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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Review: A Visit to Vanity Fair: Moral Essays on the Present Age

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

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

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

What constitutes a moral essay? Dear Professor Jacobs, why do you title your books so? “Because I can't think of a better name for them, and because I secretly like the term,” he says. And this is the ... Read full review


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KENNETH CHASE is director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics and associate professor of communications at Wheaton College. ALAN JACOBS is professor of English at Wheaton College. He is the author of "A Visit to Vanity Fair.

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