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An odyssey

Daniel Mendelsohn

An odyssey

a father, a son, and an epic

by Daniel Mendelsohn

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Published .
Written in English

  • Death,
  • Fathers,
  • Travel,
  • Influence,
  • Fathers and sons,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDaniel Mendelsohn
    ContributionsMendelsohn, Jay, 1929-2012
    LC ClassificationsCT275.M46919 A3 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination306 pages
    Number of Pages306
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26931977M
    ISBN 100385350597
    ISBN 109780385350594
    LC Control Number2017011844

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    “The Odyssey” (Gr: “Odysseia”) is the second of the two epic poems attributed to the ancient Greek poet Homer (the first being “The Iliad”), and usually considered the second extant work of Western was probably composed near the end of the 8th Century BCE and is, in part, a sequel to “The Iliad”. It is widely recognized as one of the great stories of all time, and Ratings:   • An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn is published by William Collins (£). To order a copy for £ go to .

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This is an honest, and loving, account of the improbable odyssey that gave them this one last deeply satisfying adventure together.” —Peter Green, The New York Review of Books “Heartfelt, touching a dazzlingly rich story of identity and recognition from an /5().

An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic is an immensely satisfying and deeply moving memoir of a son’s search for his father. The author, Daniel Mendelsohn, is a Classics Professor at Bard College in New York. In the Spring semester,Mendelsohn’s year-old father (Jay, a retired research scientist and Mathematics professor) asked to audit his undergraduate semester on the Odyssey/5.

A New York Times/PBS NewsHour Book Club Pick From award-winning memoirist and critic, and bestselling author of The Lost: a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey An odyssey book reading--and reliving--Homer's epic masterpiece.

When eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enroll in the undergraduate Odyssey seminar his son teaches at Bard College, the two find /5(). The book wanders – not least because Mendelsohn's book copies the non-linear form Homer uses in his. (They don't call it The Odyssey for nothing.) Mendelsohn keeps.

Odyssey, epic poem in 24 books traditionally attributed to the ancient Greek poet Homer. The poem is the story of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, who wanders for 10 years (although the action of the poem covers only the final six weeks) trying to get home after the Trojan War.

Learn more about the Odyssey. an odyssey: a father, a son, and an epic prix mÉditerraneÉe (france), winner baillie-gifford prize for nonfiction (uk), finalist prix transfuge (france), winner london hellenic prize (uk), finalist named a best book of npr, library journal, the christian science monitor, newsday kirkus best memoir of   "An Odyssey" is the story of what happens when Daniel Mendelsohn's year-old father decides to sit in on his college course on the ancient Greek epic poem.

Analysis: Books 1–2. The Odyssey is an epic journey, but the word journey must be broadly understood. The epic focuses, of course, on Odysseus’s nostos (“return home” or “homeward voyage”), a journey whose details a Greek audience would already know because of their rich oral mythic tradition.

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Read an overview of the entire poem or a line by line Summary and Analysis. See a complete list of the characters in The Odyssey and in-depth analyses of Odysseus, Telemachus, Penelope, Athena, Calypso, and Circe.

Here's where you'll find analysis about the book as a. There’s an early scene in Mendelsohn’s new book, “An Odyssey: A Father, a Son and an Epic,” in which Daniel, a natty gay man, looks on in horror as Jay buttons himself into a shiny brown. A frequent contributor to the New Yorker and New York Times Book Review and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, Mendelsohn (Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture,etc.) is also a classics scholar who teaches a seminar on The Odyssey at Bard College.

His father, a retired Author: Daniel Mendelsohn. Odyssey definition, an epic poem attributed to Homer, describing Odysseus's adventures in his ten-year attempt to return home to Ithaca after the Trojan War. See more. Summary. Homer opens The Odyssey with an invocation to the Muse of epic poetry and asks for her guidance in telling the story of a man who has experienced many twists and turns of fate and has suffered many hardships.

Odysseus, the reader is told, is the only Greek survivor of the Trojan War who has not yet returned home or died trying. He is being held captive on the island Ogygia by the. Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy.

So begins Robert Fagles' magnificent translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin in The New York Times Review of Books hails as "a distinguished achievement." If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, then the Odyssey is liter/5(12K).

THE ODYSSEY TRANSLATED BY Robert Fagles. Book I Athena Inspires the Prince Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy. Many cities of men he saw and learned their minds.

Odyssey definition is - a long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune. How to use odyssey in a sentence. Did You Know. About An Odyssey. Named a Best Book of by NPR, Library Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday A Kirkus Best Memoir of Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize From award-winning memoirist and critic, and bestselling author of The Lost: a deeply moving tale of a father and son’s transformative journey in reading–and reliving–Homer’s epic masterpiece.

"An Odyssey" is a personal memoir about "The Odyssey" and family teaching, learning and much more. Author Daniel Mendelsohn is a writer and literacy professor at.

The Odyssey: Book 1 Summary & Analysis Next. Book 2. Themes and Colors Key LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in The Odyssey, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. Fate, the Gods, and Free Will. Piety, Customs, and Justice.

Cunning, Disguise, and Self-Restraint. Memory and Grief. This book is was a beautiful story, memoir, and amazingly educational explanation of the Odyssey.

An escape into tales, and at the same time a grounding salve, a, compelling description of the most powerful aspects of being family menders, social creatures, and beings with the desire to understand and impart what we’ve come to understand. An Odyssey is a thoughtful book from which non-classicists will learn a great deal about Homer.

At its core, it is a funny, loving portrait of a difficult but loving parent: a “much-turning man”.odyssey: 1 n a long wandering and eventful journey Type of: journey, journeying the act of traveling from one place to another.