An Odyssey

An Odyssey

A Father, A Son, and An Epic

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The author presents the story of a father and son's transformative shared journey in reading in the wake of the father's late-in-life enrollment in his son's undergraduate seminar, where the two engaged in debates over how to interpret Homer's classic masterpiece.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385350594
0385350597
Characteristics: 306 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Mendelsohn, Jay 1929-2012.
Contents: Proem (invocation): 1964-2011
Telemachy (education): January-February 2011
Apologoi (adventures): March-June
Nostos (homecoming): April
Anagnorisis (recognition): May
Sêma (the sign): April 6, 2012.
Summary: The author presents the story of a father and son's transformative shared journey in reading in the wake of the father's late-in-life enrollment in his son's undergraduate seminar, where the two engaged in debates over how to interpret Homer's classic masterpiece.

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patcarstensen
Dec 26, 2017

He artfully employs many of Homer's literary techniques -- such as ring narratives -- and shows what great teaching is.

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blcwrites
Dec 21, 2017

Profound on so many levels. One of those books (rare these days) when I didn't want it to end and when I couldn't postpone it, felt shaken, inspired, and wanting to read his other books. And then, read this one again. Fathers and sons, kids and parents, the classic of The Odyssey and modern life highlight each other. And if you have read or want to read the Odyssey, this book can be your faithful guide, like Athena.

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