Louise Pratt, professor of Classics at Emory, leads readers through An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic, Daniel Mendelsohn’s triumphant entwining of personal narrative and literary exploration. As he retraces the semester in which his 81-year-old father sat in on the freshman seminar on Homer’s Odyssey he taught at Bard College, and the Odyssey-themed cruise that followed, Mendelsohn unwraps layers of meaning in the ancient Greek poem, with its timeless themes of deception and recognition, marriage and children, the pleasures of travel and the meaning of home.
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