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Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam 1960-

Overview
Works: 83 works in 324 publications in 9 languages and 8,536 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Bildungsromans  Anecdotes  History  Poetry  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Creator, wpr, Interviewer, Performer
Classifications: PQ2631.R63, 843.912
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Waiting for the barbarians : essays from the classics to pop culture by Daniel Adam Mendelsohn( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past decade and a half, Daniel Mendelsohn's reviews for "The New York Review of Books," "The New Yorker," and "The New York Times Book Review" have earned him a reputation as "one of the greatest critics of our time" ("Poets & Writers"). In "Waiting for the Barbarians," he brings together twenty-four of his recent essays--each one glinting with "verve and sparkle," "acumen and passion"--A wide range of subjects, from "Avatar" to the poems of Arthur Rimbaud, from our inexhaustible fascination with the "Titanic" to Susan Sontag's "Journals." Trained as a classicist, author of two internationally best-selling memoirs, Mendelsohn moves easily from penetrating considerations of the ways in which the classics continue to make themselves felt in contemporary life and letters (Greek myth in the "Spider-Man" musical, Anne Carson's translations of Sappho) to trenchant takes on pop spectacles--none more explosively controversial than his dissection of "Mad Men." Also gathered here are essays devoted to the art of fiction, from Jonathan Littell's Holocaust blockbuster "The Kindly Ones" to forgotten gems like the novels of Theodor Fontane. In a final section, "Private Lives," prefaced by Mendelsohn's"New Yorker" essay on fake memoirs, he considers the lives and work of writers as disparate as Leo Lerman, Noel Coward, and Jonathan Franzen. "Waiting for the Barbarians" once again demonstrates that Mendelsohn's "sweep as a cultural critic is as impressive as his depth."
Collected poems by Constantine Cavafy( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a complete collection of the modern Greek poet's work, including his unfinished poems, which explores themes of longing and loneliness, fate and loss, memory and identity, throughout the history of Greek civilization
Gender and the city in Euripides' political plays by Daniel Adam Mendelsohn( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present study makes use of recent insights into classical Greek conceptions of gender (in real life and on stage) and Athenian notions of civic identity to demonstrate that the political plays are, in face, intellectually subtle and structurally coherent exercises in political theorizing - works that use complex interactions between female and male characters to explore the advantages, and costs, of being a member of the polis."--Jacket
The unfinished poems by Constantine Cavafy( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bacchae( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city of Thebes is torn apart by the conflicting demands of reason and religion, as the disguised god Dionysus returns to his home town demanding to be worshipped. Opposing him is the young king Pentheus, who is doomed to suffer the ultimate punishment for his disbelief. Featured speakers include world-renowned playwright/author Wole Soyinka, actor Alan Cumming, and Daniel Mendelsohn of Bard College
Verloren : op zoek naar zes van de zes miljoen by Daniel Adam Mendelsohn( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this rich and riveting narrative, a writer's search for the truth behind his family's tragic past in World War II becomes a remarkably original epic?part memoir, part reportage, part mystery, and part scholarly detective work?that brilliantly explores the nature of time and memory, family and history
An odyssey : a father, a son, and an epic by Daniel Adam Mendelsohn( Book )

22 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enroll in the undergraduate seminar on the Odyssey that his son Daniel teaches at Bard College, the two find themselves on an adventure as profoundly emotional as it is intellectual. For Jay, a retired research scientist who sees the world through a mathematician's unforgiving eyes, this return to the classroom is his 'one last chance' to learn the great literature he'd neglected in his youth--and, even more, a final opportunity to more fully understand his son. But through the sometimes uncomfortable months that follow, as the two men explore Homer's great work together--first in the classroom, where Jay persistently challenges his son's interpretations, and then during a surprise-filled Mediterranean journey retracing Odysseus' legendary voyages-it becomes clear that Daniel has much to learn, too: for Jay's responses to both the text and the travels gradually uncover long-buried secrets that allow the son to understand his difficult father at last. As this intricately woven memoir builds to its wrenching climax, Mendelsohn's narrative comes to echo the Odyssey itself, with its timeless themes of deception and recognition, marriage and children, the pleasures of travel and the meaning of home. Rich with literary and emotional insight, An Odyssey is a renowned author-scholar's most revelatory entwining yet of personal narrative and literary exploration."--Jacket
Complete poems by Constantine Cavafy( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of poems by Greek poet Constantine Cavafy that have been translated into English
How beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken : essays by Daniel Adam Mendelsohn( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La quatrième de couverture indique : "De Marie-Antoinette de Sofia Coppola aux 300 de Sparte en passant par Quentin Tarantino et Oscar Wilde, c'est un style que l'on retrouve dans ce recueil : l'érudition et le brio, certes, mais aussi des jugements coups de poing et, surtout, une originalité constante du regard, une passion à nous transmettre ce qui lui est le plus cher."
Poems by Constantine Cavafy( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A favourite of the gods ; and, A compass error by Sybille Bedford( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Favourite of the Gods: A Theme explored by James and Wharton- that of the New World, naive, upright, puritanical, confronting the Old, steeped in sophisticated irony, by a European witness to two world wars. Her heroine is Constanza, a beautiful Italian pagan born to privilege, health, and intelligence. Like her mother, the straitlaced New England heiress Anna Howland, she thinks she is happy, until, in her maturity, she realizes what she lacks- a purpose, and a part"--
Blindness by Henry Green( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blindness is the story of John Haye, a young student, and begins with an excerpt from his diary, brimming with excitement and affectation and curiosity about life and literature. Then a freak accident robs John of his sight, plunging him into despair. Forced to live with his highhanded, horsey stepmother in the country, John begins a weird dalliance with a girl named Joan, leading to a new determination. Blindness is the curse of youth and inexperience and love and ambition, and blindness, John discovers, can also be the source of vision"--
Augustus by John Williams( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in German and English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het levensverhaal van de Romeinse keizer Augustus
L'étreinte fugitive by Daniel Adam Mendelsohn( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un récit qui mêle des genres très différents : une trame autobiographique avec une réflexion sur la question gay, une enquête autour d'un événement survenu dans les années 1920, l'évocation de textes relevant de la culture gréco-latine ... --[Memento]
Les disparus by Daniel Adam Mendelsohn( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman historique. Roman témoignage
The lost : a search for six of six million by Daniel Adam Mendelsohn( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shmiel Jäger blev sammen med sin hustru og fire døtre myrdet af nazisterne under Anden Verdenskrig sammen med hovedparten af de jødiske indbyggere i den lille jødiske by Bolekhov i Polen. Den amerikanske forfatter og journalist David Mendelsohn redegør her for resultatet af sine rejser og efterforskning blandt vidner og overlevende, blandt andet også om samtalerne med sin genfundne slægtning Adam Kulberg, som nu bor i København
Homère et les femmes suivi de L'Hellénisme by Oscar Wilde( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swann's way by Marcel Proust( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the first book of Proust's monumental work "Remembrance of Things Past", introducing such themes as the destructive force of obsessive love, the allure and the consequences of transgressive sex, and the selective eye that shapes memories
So many things : for mezzo-soprano and string quartet by Nico Muhly( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elusive embrace : desire and the riddle of identity by Daniel Adam Mendelsohn( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hailed for its searing emotional insights, and for the astonishing originality with which it weaves together personal history, cultural essay, and readings of classical texts by Sophocles, Ovid, Euripides, and Sappho, The Elusive Embrace is a profound exploration of the mysteries of identity. It is also a meditation in which the author uses his own divided life to investigate the "rich conflictedness of things," the double lives all of us lead. Daniel Mendelsohn recalls the deceptively quiet suburb where he grew up, torn between his mathematician father's pursuit of scientific truth and the exquisite lies spun by his Orthodox Jewish grandfather; the streets of manhattan's newest "gay ghetto," where "desire for love" competes with "love of desire;" and the quiet moonlit house where a close friend's small son teaches him the meaning of fatherhood. And, finally, in a neglected Jewish cemetery, the author uncovers a family secret that reveals the universal need for storytelling, for inventing myths of the self. The book that Hilton Als calls "equal to Whitman's 'Song of Myself, '" The Elusive Embrace marks a dazzling literary debut. From the Trade Paperback edition
 
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Gender and the city in Euripides' political playsThe unfinished poemsHow beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken : essaysThe lost : a search for six of six millionThe elusive embrace : desire and the riddle of identityHow beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken : essaysThe elusive embrace : desire and the riddle of identity
Alternative Names
Daniel Mendelsohn Amerikaans journalist

Daniel Mendelsohn écrivain américain

Daniel Mendelsohn escriptor estatunidenc

Daniel Mendelsohn escritor estadounidense

Daniel Mendelsohn US-amerikanischer Journalist und Buchautor

Daniel Mendelsohn yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

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Мендельсон, Дэниел

דניאל מנדלסון

דניאל מנדלסון סופר אמריקאי

מנדלזון, דניאל 1960-

מנדלסון, דניאל 1960-

מנדלסזון, דניאל 1960-

מענדלסאן, דניאל 1960-

מענדעלסאן, דניאל 1960-

מענדעלסזאן, דניאל 1960-

دانيال مندليسون، 1960-

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丹尼尔·曼德尔森

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