Dinner With Persephone (Paperback)
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Dinner With Persephone (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 13/07/1998
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This volume explores the complicated relationship between the idea of classical Greece and the messy, Mediterranean reality of a country unsure of its place in the world. Modern Greece is the strangest nation in Europe, insisting on its privileged place as the "cradle of democracy", while offering a less-than-perfect form of democracy to its own minorities and its female population. This is the country that turned itself upside down over the adoption of the name of "Macedonia" by a former Yugoslav republic, as though Alexander the Great's nationality were a matter of extreme contemporary urgency. Patricia Storace begins by telling of her first day in Greece. She brings to bear on modern Greece a deep knowledge of the classics, of the Greek myths and of Greek Christianity. She is the author o f "Heredity", a book of poems.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781862070523
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 299 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
It dances easily into historic time past, personal time present, the calendar of the still shapely Greek year, the deepest meanings of language. * Guardian *
She writes with the love that it is, even amid exasperation, impossible not to feel for this extraordinary people... haunting and beautifully written. * New York Review of Books *

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