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Wayfaring: Essays Pleasant and Unpleasant

Wayfaring: Essays Pleasant and Unpleasant

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Alan Jacobs is fond of the essay because it lets a writer do something that more formal pieces of writing cannot: follow the “vagaries of the mind,” let the writing follow its own path, encountering surprises and fresh insights along the way.

In this new collection, Jacobs offers essays

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I grew up in Alabama, attended the University of Alabama, then got my PhD at the University of Virginia. Since 1984 I have been teaching at Wheaton College in Illinois. My dear wife Teri and I have been married for thirty years. Our son Wes begins college this fall, and to our shock, decided to go to Wheaton. I think he will avoid Dad, though.

My work is hard to describe, at least for me, because it revolves around multiple interests, primary among them being literature, theology, an