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Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays From the Classics to Pop Culture

Daniel Mendelsohn
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : New York Review Books, c2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9781590176078 (alk. paper), 1590176073 (alk. paper), 9781590176092 (electronic book)
Contents
  • Spectacles. The wizard (James Cameron's Avatar) ; Truth force at the Met (Philip Glass's Satyagraha) ; Why she fell (Julie Taymor's Spider-man) ; The dream director (Aleksandr Sokurov's The sun) ; The mad men account (Man men) ; Unsinkable (why we can't let go of the Titanic)
  • Classica. Battle lines (Stephen Mitchell's Iliad) ; In search of Sappho (Anne Carson's If not, winter) ; Arms and the man (the Landmark Herodotus) ; The strange music of Horace (J.D. McClatchy's Horace, the odes) ; Oscar Wilde, classics scholar ; Epic endeavors (three novels on the classics)
  • Creative writing. After Waterloo (Stendhal's Charterhouse of Parma) ; Heroine addict (the novels of Theodor Fontane) ; Rebel rebel (the poems of Arthur Rimbaud) ; The Spanish tragedy (Antonio Muñoz Molina's Sepharad) ; In gay and crumbling England (Alan Hollinghurst's The stranger's child) ; Transgression (Jonathan Littell's The kindly ones)
  • Private lives. But enough about me (the memoir craze) ; His design for living (Noël Coward's Letters) ; On the town (Leo Lerman's diaries) ; Zoned out (Jonathan Franzen's The discomfort zone) ; Boys will be boys (Edmund White's City boy) ; The collector (Susan Sontag's Reborn).
Description
xiv, 423 p. ; 22 cm.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original gray boards with navy blue cloth backstrip; dust jacket. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2012/2013.
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