Articles by Matthew Walther

January 4, 2013

The Adulatory Biographer: On Richard Bradford’s Martin Amis 5

Bradford’s first two sentences do an excellent job of establishing his book’s tone: awkward, overblown, imprecise.

November 15, 2012

Thank God for Uncle Joe: On Joseph Epstein’s Essays in Biography 5

Bound to elicit peals of outrage is the dust jacket’s assertion that Epstein is “the greatest living essayist.” Whether he has earned this accolade is open to question; he certainly does not deserve it on the basis of this collection alone.