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Narcissus leaves the pool

familiar essays

by Joseph Epstein

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Essays originally published in The American scholar, The New Yorker, and The Hudson review.

StatementJoseph Epstein.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3555.P6527 N37 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 321 p. ;
Number of Pages321
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL381476M
ISBN 100395944031
LC Control Number98043791


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Narcissus Leaves the Pool (Hardcover) Familiar Essays. By Joseph Epstein. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,pp. Publication Date: May 1, Other Editions of This Title: Paperback (7/3/). by Ronald McCloskey Narcissus Leaves the Pool is Epstein’s sixth collection of articles that he subtitles “Familiar Essays.” Webster defines “familiar” as “well known by frequently repeated experience” but Johnson gets closer to the Epstein version of the word when he calls it “affable; easy in conversation.” Affable and easy.

Get this from a library. Narcissus leaves the pool: familiar essays. [Joseph Epstein] -- Joseph Epstein's sixth collection of personal pieces winningly and brilliantly rounds off more than two decades of his writing under the name Aristides for The American Scholar.

"The trick with these. Narcissus Leaves the Pool. Emerging from the shower, I stand naked in front of my bathroom mirror. This, let the truth be told, is not an altogether enrapturing sight.

(Had he grown well into middle age, Narcissus himself would surely have spent a lot less time gazing into the pool.). Narcissus Leaves the Pool: Familiar Essays. Joseph Epstein. Format Book Published Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., Language English ISBN Description x, p.

; 22 cm. Notes Essays originally published in The American scholar, The New Yorker, and The Hudson review. Technical Details. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages ; 22 cm: Contents: Narcissus leaves the pool --An extremely well informed SOB --I like the Gershwin tune --The art of the nap --A nice little knack for name dropping --So to speak --A real page-turner --Ticked to the min --Trivial pursuits --What's in it for the talent?--The pleasures of reading.

Joseph Epstein's collection of essays Narcissus Leaves the Pool, while not as in love with itself as Narcissus, uses Epstein's own conceits, interests and anecdotes on which to base essays with topics as diverse as name-dropping, the quality of sports in America, the pleasure of reading and, most poignantly, the final essay, which acts as an.

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The latest collection of quasi-autobiographical "familiar essays" by Epstein (Pertinent Players: Essays on the Literary Life,etc.) offers the pleasures of smart faculty-party conversation. The titular opening essay adroitly addresses the 60ish author's physical appearance in candid detail.

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IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Scanned in : Narcissus Leaves the Pool -- the sixth essay collection of Epstein's 13 books - will only add to his reputation.

The 16 pieces here repay the serious and the playful mind (if the same mind, so much the better). In his surefooted style -- serious but not solemn, humorous but never trivial, deep but always accessible. /5(12). The item Narcissus leaves the pool: familiar essays, Joseph Epstein represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Boston University Libraries.

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Without exception, the most common Narcissus species found growing throughout America today were brought over from Europe by the early colonists and distributed westward by settlers from the East. Narcissus Leaves the Pool Familiar Essays (Book): Epstein, Joseph: Joseph Epstein's sixth collection of personal pieces winningly and brilliantly rounds off his twenty-three-year tenure as editor of The American Scholar.

The trick with these essays, he recently wrote, is to take what seems a small or mildly amusing subject and open it up, allow it to exfoliate, so that by the end. In Narcissus Leaves the Pool, he displays his signature verve and charm in sixteen agile, entertaining pieces. Among his targets in this collection are name-dropping, talent versus genius, the cult of youthfulness, and the information revolution.

In Metamorphoses, Book – III, there is a comprehensive poetical description of the fate of Narcissus and how his pride leads to a tragical end.

The myth of Narcissus is perhaps the most influential of the myths in the book, when we consider how it developed into a school of thought and how the modern man is so close to the Narcissus who knows.

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A Book of Myths/Echo and Narcissus. she pushed aside the leaves of the trackless wood, and ran forward with white arms outstretched to him who was lord of her life.

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Narcissus Leaves the Pool 作者: Joseph Epstein 出版社: Houghton Mifflin 副标题: Familiar Essays 出版年: 定价: USD 装帧: Hardcover ISBN: The Echo and Narcissus story is part of book three of The Metamorphoses. It's one of many, His desperate attraction to his image in the pool leads to his death. The end.

But by dying, Narcissus becomes a symbol of the dangers of being too self-involved. So there's warning #1: we shouldn't think too highly of ourselves.

Narcissus walked by a pool of water and decided to drink some. He saw his reflection, became entranced by it, and killed himself because he could not have his object of desire.

[8] [5] A century later the travel writer Pausanias recorded a novel variant of the story, in which Narcissus falls in love with his twin sister rather than himself. Bk III Echo sees Narcissus Bk III How Juno altered Echo’s speech Bk III Narcissus sees himself and falls in love.

9 Bk III Narcissus laments the pain of unrequited love Bk III Narcissus is changed into a flower 10 Bk III Tiresias prophesies Pentheus’s fate.

Narcissus was a hunter in Greek mythology, son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Liriope. He was a very beautiful young man, and many fell in love with him.

However, he only showed them disdain and contempt. One day, while he was hunting in the woods, the Oread nymph Echo spotted him and immediately fell for him. When Narcissus sensed that someone. Narcissus is a genus of predominantly spring flowering perennial plants of the amaryllis family, s common names including daffodil, narcissus and jonquil are used to describe all or some members of the genus.

Narcissus has conspicuous flowers with six petal-like tepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped flowers are generally white or Clade: Angiosperms.

Narcissus is a widespread genus of Old World flowering bulbs, many of which are extremely fragrant. The species of narcissus named (maybe) from the myth of Narcissus is probably Narcissus poeticus or N.

tazetta. These tender narcissi are native to the Mediterranean region, including Greece, the Levant and North Africa. Narcissus Leaves the Pool (), his most recent effort, is the sixth and final collection of the "familiar essays" he originally wrote for that journal.

"The time has come for an end to preening. Narcissus looks into the book review and finds it good. Narcissus peers into Amazon's top and, lo, he feels the love.

Nothing insults him; nothing pulls him away from that gorgeous smooth Author: Mark Edmundson. A summary of Book IV in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Metamorphoses and what it means.

Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. If you have read The Nun's Story by Kathryn Hulme or seen the film starring the exquisite Audrey Hepburn, then you will immediately recognise that Rumer Godden's Black Narcissus is a similar story transplanted to the cold windiness of the Himalayas from the feverish heat of the Belgian Congo.

The seductive Dr. Fortunati of the Nun's Story becomes the British agent, Mr. Dean, in /5. Narcissi definition, any bulbous plant belonging to the genus Narcissus, of the amaryllis family, having showy yellow or white flowers with a cup-shaped corona.

See more. For years, we have simply enjoyed the yellow sea of Daffodils in the garden without knowing their true identities.

Originally planted in the ’s, as part of major structural changes to both the house and garden (believed) by Clough William-Ellis, the daffodils are an important element of the garden. Narcissus grew ever more thirsty, but would not leave or disturb the pool of water for fear of losing sight of his reflection.

In the end, he died of thirst, and there, on that very spot, appeared. Leaves of Narcissus Book Description: This novel of home and homelessness, of exile both physical and psychological, centers on Kimi, a fragile heroine suffering from a rift in her persona, unable to distinguish between her own pain and the pain of others.Some of the flowers face out while others have a downward facing trumpet and in others the whole flower faces the ground.

Part of daffodil, also known as Narcissus, lore is based on this trait. It is said the drooping daffodil symbolizes the Greek youth Narcissus admiring his reflection in a pool of water. Narcissus reached into the pool trying to find him, but the more he groped for him, the less he saw of him.

Only when he stopped trying did the youth's handsome face reappear. "Alas," said Narcissus.