- Category : Writers-Fiction
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Obscuration 2
American memoirist, fiction-writer and literary scholar/critic. Espey described the world of his Shanghai childhood in a series of humorous sketches in The New Yorker magazine which he collected into the books Minor Heresies (New York: Knopf, 1945), Tales Out of School (New York: Knopf, 1947) and The Other City (New York: Knopf, 1950). Espey's fiction includes two "California" novels: The Anniversaries (1963) and An Observer (1965). His literary scholarship includes the early monograph Ezra Pound's "Mauberley": A Study in Composition (London: Faber & Faber, 1955; Berkeley: University of California Press, 1974), and, with Richard Ellman, Oscar Wilde: Two Approaches (1977). He died on 26 September 2000.