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Rochester Arts and Lectures: Daniel Mendelsohn
Downtown United Presbyterian Church, Thursday, May 19 at 7:30pm
Daniel Mendelsohn draws on his training as a classicist and an unusual intellectual breadth and depth of interests to bring to his criticism of popular culture. The New York Times has said, "Deeply considered, generous in spirit... Mendelsohn just might be our most irresistible literary critic." He is the author of seven books, including the international best selling nonfiction book about his search for information about family members who perished in the Holocaust, The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; two collections of essays on books, film, theater and television; and an acclaimed translation of the complete works of the Alexandrian Greek poet, C.P. Cavafy. The Elusive Embrace, his memoir of family history and sexual identity twined around meditations on classical texts, was a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. In 2002 he published a scholarly study of Greek tragedy, published by the Oxford University Press. His first collection of essays, How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken (2008) was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year; his second collection, Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism and runner-up for the PEN Art of the Essay Award.

Mendelsohn's forthcoming book is about his travels around the Mediterranean with his (now late) father, a scientist, while reading The Odyssey. His essays and reviews have appeared frequently in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books and The New York Times Book Review. Mendelsohn has won the National Book Critics Circle Award for memoir, the National Jewish Book Award, and the George Jean Nathan Prize for Drama Criticism. His most recent book, Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays From the Classics to Pop Culture, was a finalist for the NBCC award in criticism and the PEN Art of the Essay prize. He teaches at Bard College. (strongstuff)
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Daniel Mendelsohn, Examining The 'Beautiful'
All Things Considered, Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 0am

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