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Author Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam, 1960- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    306.8742 MEN    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 306 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Proem (invocation): 1964-2011 -- Telemachy (education): January-February 2011 -- Apologoi (adventures): March-June -- Nostos (homecoming): April -- Anagnorisis (recognition): May -- Sêma (the sign): April 6, 2012.
Summary After enrolling in an undergraduate seminar on the Odyssey that his son teaches, Mendelsohn hoped to learn the great literature he'd neglected in his youth. Instead he was presented with an opportunity for a father-and-son philosophical journey, engaging in debates over how to interpret Homer's classic masterpiece. The two then retraced Odysseus' voyages in a Mediterranean journey that helped them overcome long-held secrets, and learn the meaning of home.
Subject Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam, 1960-
Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character) -- Influence.
Homer. Odyssey -- Influence.
Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam, 1960- -- Travel -- Mediterranean Region.
Mendelsohn, Jay, 1929-2012 -- Travel -- Mediterranean Region.
Fathers and sons -- United States -- Biography.
Fathers -- United States -- Death.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Travel writing.
Added Author Mendelsohn, Jay, 1929-2012.
ISBN 9780385350594 (hardcover alkaline paper)
0385350597 (hardcover alkaline paper)
Standard No. 40027466901

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