Nora Ephron | Critical Essay by R. Z. Sheppard

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Nora Ephron.
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[Nora Ephron] … gives her subjects plenty of rope before she hangs them. Scribble Scribble …, a gathering of her journalism criticism for Esquire, allows a number of well-known writers and editors to twist slowly in their own wind. Ephron is an excellent parodist. (p. 94)

One of Ephron's funniest pieces is not about a journalist but about her cousin, the owner of a Bronx carpet store. He may seem somewhat out of place beside Russell Baker, Bob Haldeman and Theodore H. White, but Cousin Arthur Ephron delivers the best line when he assures the author that the New York-based department-store chain E. J. Korvettes does not stand for Eight Jewish Korean War Veterans. (pp. 94, 96)

R. Z. Sheppard, "She-Wits and Funny Persons: Five Women Who Have Something in Comic," in Time (reprinted by permission from Time, The Weekly Newsmagazine; copyright Time Inc. 1978), Vol. III, No...

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