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January 28, 2013

Video: Daniel Mendelsohn Discusses Mary Renault

MaskEarlier this month, Daniel Mendelsohn wrote a piece in the magazine about his life-changing correspondence with the novelist Mary Renault, who became his literary mentor.

In this video, shot at his apartment in Chelsea, Mendelsohn discusses why he became so attached to the Renault books, and reflects on the other influences—both literary and personal—that shaped him as a young writer.

 

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