Daniel Mendelsohn - An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic

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Mendelsohn, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Lost, is a classicist and a regular contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books. His father, Jay, a retired research scientist, decided at age eighty-one that he wanted to experience something of a world he’d missed and enrolled in Mendelsohn’s Bard College course on Homer. He proved a demanding student. Father and son challenged each other in the classroom and then, enacting their own odyssey, continued their mutual tutelage on a trip together through the Mediterranean, playing out in real life the literary themes of discovery, homecoming, and recognition. Mendelsohn’s moving memoir is a tribute to literature’s power to bridge differences of all kinds.


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ISBN: 9780385350594
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 12th, 2017

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