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The Resource Ecstasy and terror : from the Greeks to Game of thrones, Daniel Mendelsohn

Ecstasy and terror : from the Greeks to Game of thrones, Daniel Mendelsohn

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Ecstasy and terror : from the Greeks to Game of thrones
Title
Ecstasy and terror
Title remainder
from the Greeks to Game of thrones
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Mendelsohn
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Ecstasy and Terror, Mendelsohn once again casts an eye at literature, film, television, and the personal essay, filtering his insights through his training as a scholar of classical antiquity in illuminating and sometimes surprising ways. Many of these essays look with fresh eyes at our culture's Greek and Roman models: some find an arresting modernity in canonical works (Bacchae, the Aeneid), while others detect a "Greek DNA" in our responses to national traumas such as the Boston Marathon bombings and the assassination of JFK. There are pieces on contemporary literature, from the "aesthetics of victimhood" in Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life to the uncomfortable mixture of art and autobiography in novels by Henry Roth, Ingmar Bergman, and Karl Ove Knausgard. Mendelsohn considers pop culture, too, in essays on the feminism of Game of Thrones and on recent films about artificial intelligence--a subject, he reminds us, that was already of interest to Homer. This collection also brings together for the first time a number of the award-winning memoirist's personal essays, including his "critic's manifesto" and a touching reminiscence of his boyhood correspondence with the historical novelist Mary Renault, who inspired him to study the Classics."--
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contains biographical information
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1960-
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Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam
Dewey number
801/.95
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN883
LC item number
.M46 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1961-
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Levin, Anna
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  • Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam
  • Literature, Modern
  • Civilization, Western
  • Classical literature
  • Civilization, Classical
  • Civilization, Ancient, in popular culture
  • Critics
  • Film critics
  • Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Civilization, Ancient, in popular culture
  • Civilization, Classical
  • Civilization, Western
  • Classical literature
  • Critics
  • Film critics
  • Literature, Modern
  • United States
Label
Ecstasy and terror : from the Greeks to Game of thrones, Daniel Mendelsohn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Ancients. Girl, Interrupted: 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's 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
Control code
1082442927
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781681374055
Lccn
2019012373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029556659
System control number
(OCoLC)1082442927
Label
Ecstasy and terror : from the Greeks to Game of thrones, Daniel Mendelsohn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ancients. Girl, Interrupted: 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's 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
Control code
1082442927
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781681374055
Lccn
2019012373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029556659
System control number
(OCoLC)1082442927

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