Daniel Mendelsohn: An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and An Epic
Where: Baruch Performing Arts Center
One Bernard Baruch Way (25th Street btw. Lexington & Third Aves)
212-352-3101 Price: $21, students with ID $16
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The award-winning essayist, classicist, translator, and cultural critic speaks about his latest book with BPAC Director, Ted Altschuler. Mendelsohn recounts his travels around the Mediterranean with his late father, a scientist, while reading Homer’s Odyssey, making for a book that is, according to New York Times critic Dwight Garner, classroom drama, travel writing, biographical memoir, and literary criticism. “…this is a rich introduction or reintroduction. Mendelsohn makes Homer’s epic shine in your mind. I was impressed by how lightly yet superbly he wears his learning in An Odyssey,” wrote Garner, “What catches you off guard about this memoir is how moving it is.” General Admission tickets are $21, students $16. To purchase tickets click here.
Baruch Performing Arts Center is located at 55 Lexington Avenue (enter on 25th Street between Third and Lexington). Transportation: Subway – 6, R or W train at 23rd Street. Bus: M101, M102, or M103 at 23rd Street, SBS M23 Crosstown at Third Avenue.Buy tickets/get more info now