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Daniel Mendelsohn
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Daniel Mendelsohn was born on Long Island and studied classics at the University of Virginia and at Princeton. His reviews and essays on literary and cultural subjects appear frequently in The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books. His books include a memoir, The Elusive Embrace, a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year; the international best seller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; and a collection of essays, How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken. He teaches at Bard College.

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C. P. Cavafy: The Unfinished Poems

Written by C.P. Cavafy
Translated by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $30.00

A remarkable discovery, an extraordinary literary event: the never-before translated unfinished poems of the great Alexandrian Greek poet Constantine Cavafy, published for the first time in English alongside a revelatory new rendering of the Collected Poems—translated and annotated by the renowned critic, classicist, and award-winning author of The Lost.

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Complete Poems

Written by C.P. Cavafy
Translated by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $35.00

An extraordinary literary event: Daniel Mendelsohn’s acclaimed two-volume translation of the complete poems of C. P. Cavafy—including the first English translation of the poet’s final Unfinished Poems—now published in one handsome edition and featuring the fullest literary commentaries available in English, by the renowned critic, scholar, and international best-selling author of... Read more >
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Complete Poems

Written by C.P. Cavafy
Translated by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: eBook, 736 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $16.99

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Poems

Written by C.P. Cavafy
Edited by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95

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Life Stories
How I Came Into My Inheritance & Strangers in the House
Written by Dorothy Gallagher
Foreword by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $15.95

Here are two acclaimed memoirs in one remarkable volume. In an extraordinarily compelling voice, Dorothy Gallagher tells stories taking us from her parents’ beginnings in the Ukraine to her own childhood in 1940s New York, through the many adventures of her extended family and into her own adult life. Her themes... Read more >
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Life Stories
How I Came Into My Inheritance & Strangers in the House
Written by Dorothy Gallagher
Foreword by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $11.99

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The Elusive Embrace
Desire and the Riddle of Identity
Written by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 20, 2000
Price: $14.00

In an emotionally charged narrative that weaves together past and present, the personal and the scholarly, a young critic and classicist takes us on a search for the meaning of identity--while showing, through remarkably fresh and accessible readings of such classical Greek and Roman writers as Catullus and Sappho, Ovid and... Read more >
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The Elusive Embrace
Desire and the Riddle of Identity
Written by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 2012
Price: $9.99

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