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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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

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 professor of English at Wheaton College. He has published cultural commentary in notable journals such as The Oxford American, First Things, Books & Culture, and The Weekly Standard.

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