Books by Daniel Mendelsohn
- Hardcover, 456 pages
NPR stories about Daniel Mendelsohn
No fiction? No problem! Annalisa Quinn shares five summer reads that look at art in a few stranger-than-fiction ways. Classic mythology and Spider-Man? An antlered hat with feathers? Have your Dutch minimalist-inspired cake and eat it too!
A Greek poet contemplates the twisted strands of history, while Daniel Orozco's stories consider the dark side of our day jobs and Donald Rumsfeld reflects on the Iraq War. On the lighter side, CBS' Jim Axelrod revisits his marathon training, and a writer and an economist infuse soccer with numbers.
Constantine Cavafy may not be a household name, but the Greek poet was admired by English novelist E.M. Forster, and Jacqueline Kennedy loved his poetry so much that it was read at her funeral mass. Author and critic Daniel Mendelsohn speaks to host Jacki Lyden about his new translation of Cavafy's collected poems.
A classical scholar with a voracious appetite for high and low culture alike, he's dauntingly smart — but far too interested in why we love what we love to be a snob. Jacki Lyden talks to Mendelsohn about his new essay collection.
Our book critic continues her list of the year's best in books. This time, she tells us about her favorites in mysteries and nonfiction.