I was never a great fan of Shapiro‘s, but today I ran across a wonderful couplet from his poem “Hospital”:
Kings have lain here and fabulous small Jews
And actresses whose legs were always news.
For that, I’ll forgive a substantial quantity of polemical ranting.
Incidentally, I ran across it in the epigraph to this novel; I haven’t read Epstein, but I have to like anybody who had the wit to pick up that phrase, which makes for an unforgettable title.