Daniel Mendelsohn


Daniel Mendelsohn is the author of a memoir, The Elusive Embrace; the international best seller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; a translation of the works of C. P. Cavafy; and a previous collection of essays, How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken. He teaches at Bard College.

Books
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    Augustus

    Williams’s biographical treatment of the founder of the Roman Empire won him the National Book Award and reveals him to be as transformative a writer of historical novels as he is of westerns (in Butcher’s Crossing) and the campus drama (in Stoner).

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    Waiting for the Barbarians

    Daniel Mendelsohn—hailed by The Economist as one of the finest critics writing in the English language today—brings together a selection of his recent critical essays.

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    Waiting for the Barbarians

    Daniel Mendelsohn—hailed by The Economist as one of the finest critics writing in the English language today—brings together a selection of his recent critical essays.