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Ecstasy and terror : from the Greeks to Game of thrones

Author: Daniel Adam Mendelsohn; Anna Levin
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2019]
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
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Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam, 1960-
Ecstasy and terror.
New York : New York Review Books, [2019]
(DLC) 2019981315
(OCoLC)1107841862
Named Person: Daniel Adam Mendelsohn
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Adam Mendelsohn; Anna Levin
ISBN: 9781681374055 1681374056
OCLC Number: 1082442927
Description: 378 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Ancients. Girl, Interrupted: How Gay Was Sappho? --
How gay was Sappho? --
Deep Frieze: What Does the Parthenon Mean? --
Ecstasy and Terror: The Modernity of Euripides' Bacchae --
Unburied: Tamerlan Tsarnaev and the Lessons of Antigone --
JFK, Tragedy, Myth: Classical Paradigms and National Trauma --
Epic Fail?: Reading the Aeneid in the Twenty-First Century --
As Good as Great Poetry Gets: Cavafy Between Poetry and History --
Moderns. The Last Minstrel: Henry Roth's Tormented Life and Work --
Brideshead, Revisited: Getting Waugh Wrong --
Hail, Augustus!: History and Character in John Williams' Fiction --
Weaving New Patterns: The autobiographical novels of Ingmar Bergman --
The End of the Road: Patrick Leigh Fermor's Final Journey --
The Women and the Thrones: George R.R. Martin's Feminist Epic on TV --
The Robots are Winning!: Homer, Ex Machina, and Her --
A Whole Lotta Pain: Hanya Yanagihara and the Aesthetics of Victimhood --
I, Knausgaard: Fact, Fiction, and the Fuhrer --
Personals. The American Boy: An author, a young reader and a life-changing correspondence --
Stopping in Vilna: Stendhal Meets the Holocaust in Eastern Europe --
The Countess and the Schoolboy: Coming of Age in Charlottesville --
A Critic's Manifesto.
Responsibility: Daniel Mendelsohn.

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