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Daniel Mendelsohn - Waiting for the Barbarians *CANCELLED due to weather

Oct 29 2012 7:00 pm
Oct 29 2012 8:00 pm

In his latest collection of essays, the author of The Lost and The Elusive Embrace makes telling connections between diverse topics. A discussion of a recent Sappho translation leads him to consider the use of myth in Spider-Man, for example. He writes on Sontag and Noel Coward with as much energy as he does Titanic and Mad Men.

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ISBN-13: 9781590176078
Availability: Not currently in the store – Usually ships in 1-5 days
Published: New York Review Books, 8/2012

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