• Articles,  Books,  Literary,  Reviews

    An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic – Daniel Mendelsohn (review)

    “The plot of the Odyssey is not long in the telling. A man has been away from home for many years. Poseidon is always on the watch for him; he is all alone. As for the situation at home, his goods are being laid waste by the Suitors, who plot against his son. After a storm-tossed journey, he returns home, where he reveals himself, destroys his enemies, and is saved.” (Aristotle, Poetics) 81-year-old retired research scientist, Jay Mendelsohn asks his son Daniel if he can sign up for his undergraduate seminar on The Odyssey. Daniel, who teaches at Bard College,…

  • A Tale Of Two Cities
    Books,  General,  Literary,  Reviews

    A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

    Writing about some of the books I have read and re-read throughout the year is something I have wanted to do for the last few years but never got around to. Nothing like being homesick in Spain for seizing the moment! Every day from now till the 31st of December, I will be posting a few mini-reviews of my reading life in 2014. And there is no better book to start off with than this classic by Charles Dickens, a book I can always enjoy, my favourite book by him by a mile. It was the best of times, it…

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