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The Resource The elusive embrace : desire and the riddle of identity, Daniel Mendelsohn

The elusive embrace : desire and the riddle of identity, Daniel Mendelsohn

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The elusive embrace : desire and the riddle of identity
Title
The elusive embrace
Title remainder
desire and the riddle of identity
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Mendelsohn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hailed for its searing emotional insights, and for the astonishing originality with which it weaves together personal history, cultural essay, and readings of classical texts by Sophocles, Ovid, Euripides, and Sappho, The Elusive Embrace is a profound exploration of the mysteries of identity. It is also a meditation in which the author uses his own divided life to investigate the "rich conflictedness of things," the double lives all of us lead. Daniel Mendelsohn recalls the deceptively quiet suburb where he grew up, torn between his mathematician father's pursuit of scientific truth and the exquisite lies spun by his Orthodox Jewish grandfather; the streets of manhattan's newest "gay ghetto," where "desire for love" competes with "love of desire;" and the quiet moonlit house where a close friend's small son teaches him the meaning of fatherhood. And, finally, in a neglected Jewish cemetery, the author uncovers a family secret that reveals the universal need for storytelling, for inventing myths of the self. The book that Hilton Als calls "equal to Whitman's 'Song of Myself,'" The Elusive Embrace marks a dazzling literary debut." --
Assigning source
From Amazon
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CCM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam
Dewey number
  • 306.7662/089924/092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam
  • Mendelsohn, Daniel Adam
  • Gay men
  • Jewish gays
  • Gays
  • Jews
  • Gay men
  • Gays
  • Jewish gays
  • Jews
  • United States
Label
The elusive embrace : desire and the riddle of identity, Daniel Mendelsohn
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1798214
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First Vintage books edition.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780375706974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375706974
  • (OCoLC)44994727
Label
The elusive embrace : desire and the riddle of identity, Daniel Mendelsohn
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1798214
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First Vintage books edition.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780375706974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375706974
  • (OCoLC)44994727

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