Daniel Mendelsohn at Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C. March 10, 2014

On Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m., join National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Award finalist Daniel Mendelsohn for a reading and discussion his latest essay collection, now in paperback, Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture brings together twenty-four of Mendelsohn’s essays, covering a wide range of subjects. Mendelsohn, trained as a classicist and the author of two internationally best-selling memoirs, moves easily from penetrating considerations of the ways in which the classics continue to make themselves felt in contemporary life and letters to trenchant takes on pop spectacles—none more explosively controversial than his dissection of Mad Men.

Politics and Prose Bookstore is located at 5015 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008. For more information, visit Politics and Prose’s website.