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The bad boy of Athens : classics from the Greeks to Game of thrones
The bad boy of Athens : classics from the Greeks to Game of thrones
Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam, 1960-2020
Audiobooks
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.
Imprint:
Rearsby : Clipper Audiobooks, 2020.
Collation:
11 CDs (795 min.) : digital, stereo
Performers:
Narrated by Alister Austin.
ISBN:
9781528891547 (CDs)
Dewey class:
809
Language:
English
BRN:
2934476
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