May I suggest that you knock your head against the wall.
It’ll take your mind off your boredom.” He was a bit of a hellion as an adolescent, riding around Chicago with his pals, visiting brothels.
His prose is fluid, funny, and always worth attending.
The earliest selection dates from 1969, but most of the rest are from the early twenty-first century.
To read Epstein is to know that such things matter—tradition, books, culture.
To say that I have been a fan ever since would be an understatement.
To be locked in alone with tens of thousands of books and no obligation other than to follow my own whims was an unforgettable experience.
During the course of the evening, I plucked beautifully bound first editions by John Ruskin, Henry Adams, Henry James, and Edith Wharton and lovingly admired their gorgeously illustrated, foxed pages.
Founded by the Jesuits in 1830, Spring Hill College was the first Catholic college in the Southeast.
One of my mini-jaunts was a night spent in the Thomas Byrne Memorial Library on Mobile’s Spring Hill College campus.