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Daniel Mendelsohn:
The Elusive Embrace
Daniel Mendelsohn
  The Elusive Embrace  
Daniel Mendelsohn    
interview

excerpt



  Daniel Mendelsohn's new book, The Elusive Embrace: Desire and the Riddle of Identity, is a beautifully written work of personal history and cultural commentary that calls to mind Walt Whitman's Song of Myself. Mendelsohn examines questions of identity and self-knowledge by looking at Greek mythology to find relevance in today's world. From ancient Athens to the streets of Chelsea, the current epicenter of gay life in America, Mendelsohn weaves a narrative of past and present, personal and mythological, sexual and familial, to present a profoundly engaging tale of personal discovery.

In this issue of Bold Type you will find an interview with the author, as well as an excerpt from The Elusive Embrace.
 
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  Photo of Daniel Mendelsohn copyright © Marion Ettlinger

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