Barbara Ehrenreich | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Penelope Mesic

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Barbara Ehrenreich.
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Critical Review by Penelope Mesic

SOURCE: "The Heat and the Intimacy," in Chicago Tribune, May 28, 1995, sec. 14, p. 3.

In the following review, Mesic compares the essay styles of Ehrenreich and Joseph Epstein.

Other than a review, these two collections of essays by Joseph Epstein and Barbara Ehrenreich deserve something more closely resembling a National Geographic Special. For no team of Sherpaled climbers or divers finning through the crannies of a coral reef, ever discovered more diverse or improbable life forms thriving in a single culture. Well-adapted to the hot, volcanic slopes of national politics we find the highly colored clusters of barbed remarks known as commentarius Ehrenreichii. At a more rarefied elevation, flowering profusely in a sheltered nook, are the exquisite blooms of Epstein's mots, called anglophile's necktie.

Ehrenreich is passionate, public and politically engaged, with a style as subtle as a hand...

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This section contains 1,167 words
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