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An Odyssey

A Father, a Son, and an Epic

An Odyssey( )
Author: Mendelsohn, Daniel
ISBN:978-0-385-35059-4
Publication Date:Sep 2017
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Knopf
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $26.95
Book Description:

Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Library Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday A Kirkus Best Memoir of 2017 Shortlisted for the 2017 Baillie Gifford Prize From award-winning memoirist and critic, and bestselling author of The Lost: a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading--and reliving--Homer's epic masterpiece. When eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn...
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Book Details
Pages:320
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Ancient & Classical
Travel / Europe / General
Family & Relationships / Parenting / Fatherhood
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.66 x 9.53 x 1.14 Inches
Book Weight:1.3 Pounds
Author Biography
Mendelsohn, Daniel (Author)
Daniel Mendelsohn is an award-winning author. He received a B.A. in Classics from the University of Virginia and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Classics from Princeton University.

Upon completing his Ph.D. in 1994, Mendelsohn began a career in journalism. In 2005 Mendelsohn was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship for a translation of Cavafy's "Unfinished" poems, with commentary. His other honors include the National Book Critics Circle Award for Excellence in Book Reviewing (2000) and the George Jean Nathan Prize for Drama Criticism (2002).

Mendelsohn's academic speciality is Greek (especially Euripidean) tragedy. In 2015 his title The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million made the New Zealand Best Seller List.

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