Daniel Mendelsohn at Politics and Prose Bookstore
October 29, 2012, 7 pm – 9 pm
In his latest collection of essays, the author of The Lost and The Elusive Embrace makes telling connections between diverse topics. A discussion of a recent Sappho translation leads him to consider the use of myth in Spider-Man, for example. He writes on Sontag and Noel Coward with as much energy as he does Titanic and Mad Men.
The New York Review of Books cultural critic comes to Politics and Prose bookstore for an evening to discuss his collection of essays on classical and popular culture, Waiting for the Barbarians.
Politics & Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave NW,