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Author Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam, 1960-

Title Waiting for the barbarians : essays from the classics to pop culture / Daniel Mendelsohn.

Imprint New York, NY : New York Review Books, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    801.95 MEN    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    801.95 MEN    Available
Description xiv, 423 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents Spectacles. The wizard (James Cameron's Avatar) ; Truth force at the Met (Philip Glass's Satyagraha) ; Why she fell (Julie Taymor's Spider-man) ; The dream director (Aleksandr Sokurov's The sun) ; The mad men account (Mad men) ; Unsinkable (why we can't let go of the Titanic) -- Classica. Battle lines (Stephen Mitchell's Iliad) ; In search of Sappho (Anne Carson's If not, winter) ; Arms and the man (the Landmark Herodotus) ; The strange music of Horace (J.D. McClatchy's Horace, the odes) ; Oscar Wilde, classics scholar ; Epic endeavors (three novels on the classics) -- Creative writing. After Waterloo (Stendhal's Charterhouse of Parma) ; Heroine addict (the novels of Theodor Fontane) ; Rebel rebel (the poems of Arthur Rimbaud) ; The Spanish tragedy (Antonio Muñoz Molina's Sepharad) ; In gay and crumbling England (Alan Hollinghurst's The stranger's child) ; Transgression (Jonathan Littell's The kindly ones) -- Private lives. But enough about me (the memoir craze) ; His design for living (Noël Coward's Letters) ; On the town (Leo Lerman's diaries) ; Zoned out (Jonathan Franzen's The discomfort zone) ; Boys will be boys (Edmund White's City boy) ; The collector (Susan Sontag's Reborn).
Subject Canon (Literature)
Literature -- Appreciation
Popular culture -- 21st century.
Motion pictures -- Reviews.
Books -- Reviews.
Theater -- Reviews
ISBN 9781590176078 (alk. paper) : $24.95
1590176073 (alk. paper)
9781590177136 (paperback)

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