0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism

Buy Now

The Bad Boy of Athens - From the Greeks to Game of Thrones (Hardcover) Loot Price: R328
Discovery Miles 3 280
You Save: R209 (39%)
The Bad Boy of Athens - From the Greeks to Game of Thrones (Hardcover): Daniel Mendelsohn

The Bad Boy of Athens - From the Greeks to Game of Thrones (Hardcover)

Daniel Mendelsohn

 (1 rating, sign in to rate)
List price R537 Loot Price R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 You Save R209 (39%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 7 - 12 working days

From Prix Mediterranee-winning author Daniel Mendelsohn (shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, Pen Art of the Essay Award) comes a collection of eclectic writing that interrogates contemporary life and pop culture with wisdom and humour `Our most irresistible literary critic' New York Times The Ancient Greeks are still very much alive. Over the past two decades, Daniel Mendelsohn's reviews for The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review have earned him a reputation as one of the greatest critics of our time. In this striking collection of essays, he shines a unique spotlight on our culture. Moving between the Latin classics and the modern likes of Virginia Woolf, Brideshead Revisited, Battlestar Galactica, and Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life, these essays expose the heart of antiquity - still beating in our art and our everyday lives. In some essays, Mendelsohn shows how readily we still call on the Greeks and Romans as role models. In others, he illuminates the surprising modernity of canonical works - including Homer's interest in artificial intelligence. We see Sappho alongside Girl, Interrupted, read the mythic side of Spider-Man, and come to understand a little better our relentless fascination with the Titanic. The collection also brings together - for the first time - a number of Mendelsohn's personal essays, including his `critic's manifesto' and a touching memoir of his boyhood correspondence with the historical novelist Mary Renault. Travelling an immense range of landmark books, plays, films, and age-old stories, the depth of Mendelsohn's thinking is as impressive as its breadth. This is a powerful collection of essays from the master of popular criticism.

General

Imprint: William Collins Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2019
Authors: Daniel Mendelsohn
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 36mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-754515-5
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies
Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > General
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > General
Promotions
LSN: 0-00-754515-0
Barcode: 9780007545155

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners