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.”
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