By Daniel Mendelsohn
From the best-selling writer of The Lost, a deeply relocating story of a father, a son and the teachings of a life-time instructed via a transformative trip in analyzing – and reliving – Homer’s epic masterpiece.
When eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn makes a decision to enrol within the undergraduate seminar at the Odyssey that his son Daniel teaches at Bard collage, the 2 locate themselves on an event as profoundly emotional because it is highbrow. For Jay, a retired learn scientist who sees the realm via a mathematician’s unforgiving eyes, this go back to the school room is his ‘one final likelihood’ to profit concerning the nice literature he’d overlooked in his early life – and, much more, a last chance to appreciate his son.
But in the course of the sometimes-uncomfortable months that keep on with, because the males discover Homer’s nice interact – first within the school room, the place Jay again and again demanding situations his son’s interpretations, after which in the course of a surprise-filled Mediterranean trip retracing Odysseus’ mythical voyages – it turns into transparent that Daniel has a lot to benefit, too: for Jay’s responses to either the textual content and the travels steadily discover long-buried secrets and techniques that permit the son to appreciate his tough father finally. As this intricately woven memoir builds to its wrenching climax, Mendelsohn’s narrative involves echo The Odyssey itself, with its undying subject matters of deception and popularity, marriage and kids, the pleasures of commute and the that means of home.
Rich with literary and emotional perception, An Odyssey is a popular author-scholar’s so much revelatory entwining but of private narrative and literary exploration.
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An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn