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DANIEL MENDELSOHN — ECSTASY AND TERROR

Daniel Mendelsohn’s new collection ECSTASY AND TERROR—FROM THE GREEKS TO GAME OF THRONES brings together his reviews and essays on Cavafy and Sappho, Mary Renault, Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited and Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life, David Ferry’s Virgil, Helen DeWitt, Henry Roth, and Karl Ove Knausgård.

Join Mendelsohn this week in Culver City for a reading and conversation. A copy of ECSTASY AND TERROR is included with admission.

DANIEL MENDELSOHN

Tuesday, October 29, at 7:30 pm.

Kirk Douglas Theatre

9820 Washington Boulevard, Culver City.

From top: Daniel Mendelsohn, photograph by Matthew Mendelsohn, courtesy and © the author and the photographer; Mary Renault, The Persian Boy cover image courtesy and © Pantheon; Mendelsohn, Ecstasy and Terror cover image courtesy and © New York Review Books; Duane Michals, The Adventures of Constantine Cavafy, 2007, image courtesy and © the photographer and Twin Palms Publishers; Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited cover image courtesy and © Dell.

DANIEL MENDELSOHN IN CONVERSATION

Daniel Mendelsohn—Cavafy translator and author of The Elusive Embrace: Desire and the Riddle of Identity—visits the Getty Villa for a discussion about “the paradoxical role of mistakes in works of great literature. Paying special attention to Homer’s Odyssey and its hero Odysseus, Mendelsohn investigates the ethical and structural value of screwing up. He explores the ways that missteps and gaffes lead to satisfying stories, and how characters gain insight as they arc from stubborn self-confidence to humbling realizations of error.”*
DANIEL MENDELSOHN—TO CLEVER BY HALF: WHAT WE LEARN FROM THE MISTAKES OF GREAT LITERARY CHARACTERS, Monday, November 6, at 7:30 pm.

GETTY VILLA AUDITORIUM, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu.

*getty.edu/museum/programs/lectures/mendelsohn_lecture.html

Penelope and Odysseus.

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