0007545150
Hardback:The bad boy of Athens : classics from the Greeks to Game of thrones / Daniel Mendelsohn.:2019 Hardback The bad boy of Athens : classics from the Greeks to Game of thrones / Daniel Mendelsohn.
The bad boy of Athens : classics from the Greeks to Game of thrones / Daniel Mendelsohn.
Author: Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam, 1960-
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780007545155 (hbk.) :
Extent: 368 pages ; 24 cm
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For over two decades, Daniel Mendelsohn, widely considered one of the greatest contemporary critics, has used his classical training to make sense of the modern world and the many ways in which the myths of yesterday enlighten the narratives of today. His incisive commentary and unique insights have spanned sexual identity as he explored Sappho's lesbianism, Oscar Wilde's campness and Cavafy's gayness; AI film romances (Ex Machina, Her); feminist worlds (Game of Thrones, The Hours, Volver); and confessional writing (Karl Ove Knausgaard, Susan Sontag, and his own correspondence with Mary Renault) among other topics. Mendelsohn takes us to Broadway, the cinema, the bookshop and back to the Ancient Times. His wide-ranging judgements have provoked and dazzled with their deep erudition, disarming emotionality, and tart wit.

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