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An odyssey : a father, a son and an epic, Daniel Mendelsohn

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An odyssey : a father, a son and an epic
Title
An odyssey
Title remainder
a father, a son and an epic
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Mendelsohn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When 81-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enrol 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 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1960-
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Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam
Dewey number
  • 883'.01
  • 883.01
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homer
  • Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam
  • Mendelsohn, Jay
  • Fathers and sons
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Literature
Label
An odyssey : a father, a son and an epic, Daniel Mendelsohn
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780007545124
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780007545124
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
An odyssey : a father, a son and an epic, Daniel Mendelsohn
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780007545124
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780007545124
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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