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

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

| $21

The award-winning essayist, classicist, translator, and cultural critic speaks about his latest book with BPAC Director, Ted Altschuler. Mendelsohn recounts his travels around the Mediterranean with his late father, a scientist, while reading Homer’s Odyssey, making for a book that is, according to New York Times critic Dwight Garner, classroom drama, travel writing, biographical memoir, and literary criticism. “…this is a rich introduction or reintroduction. Mendelsohn makes Homer’s epic shine in your mind. I was impressed by how lightly yet superbly he wears his learning in An Odyssey,” wrote Garner, “What catches you off guard about this memoir is how moving it is.”


March 1
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10010
New York, New York 10010

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