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Daniel Mendelsohn


Daniel Mendelsohn

Daniel Mendelsohn is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books. His books include the international best seller THE LOST: A Search for Six of Six Million, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and many other honors; a memoir, THE ELUSIVE EMBRACE, a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year; the definitive English translation of the COMEPLETE POEMS of C. P. Cavafy; and two collections of essays, HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS AND HOW EASILY IT CAN BE BROKEN and WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS. He teaches literature at Bard College.

Daniel Mendelsohn

Books by Daniel Mendelsohn

by Daniel Mendelsohn - Memoir, Nonfiction

When 81-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enroll in the undergraduate ODYSSEY seminar his son teaches at Bard College, the two find themselves on an adventure as profoundly emotional as it is intellectual. For Jay, this return to the classroom is his "one last chance" to learn the great literature he'd neglected in his youth --- and a final opportunity to more fully understand his son, a writer and classicist. But through the sometimes-uncomfortable months that the two men explore Homer's great work together, it becomes clear that Daniel has much to learn, too: Jay's responses to both the text and their travels gradually uncover long-buried secrets that allow the son to understand his difficult father at last.

by Daniel Mendelsohn - Nonfiction

In his gripping memoir, THE LOST: A Search for Six of Six Million, Daniel Mendelsohn seeks to discover more about the lives, and deaths at the hands of the Nazis, of his great uncle Shmiel Jäger, his wife Ester and their four daughters: Lorka, Frydka, Ruchele and Bronia.