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Martin

To the Editor:

Joseph Epstein’s remembrance [“My Friend Martin,” December 1982] is one of the most touching and human pieces that I have ever read. In describing his friend’s traits with warmth and understanding, appreciating both his distinctive qualities and his shortcomings, Mr. Epstein has presented a rounded portrait of Everyman—and literary style at its very best.

Suzanne H. Cohan
Worcester, Massachusetts

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To the Editor:

I read Joseph Epstein’s “My Friend Martin” and was moved by it. It is written with tenderness and yet a sense of foreboding. It evokes the ghosts of our own Martins. . . .

“The kindness shown to the dead is true kindness because one cannot hope for a reward”—Rashi.

Sinclair Kossoff
Chicago, Illinois

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