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Dinner with Persephone: Travels in Greece

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Publisher Comments:

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

"Full of insights, marvelously entertaining . . . haunting and beautifully written."

--The New York Review of Books

"I lived in Athens, at the intersection of a prostitute and a saint."  So begins Patricia Storace's astonishing memoir of her year in Greece. Mixing affection with detachment, rapture with clarity, this American poet perfectly evokes a country delicately balanced between East and West.

Whether she is interpreting Hellenic dream books, pop songs, and soap operas, describing breathtakingly beautiful beaches and archaic villages, or braving the crush at a saint's tomb, Storace, winner of the Whiting Award, rewards the reader with informed and sensual insights into Greece's soul. She sees how the country's pride in its past coexists with profound doubts about its place in the modern world. She discovers a world in which past and present engage in a passionate dialogue. Stylish, funny, and erudite, Dinner with Persephone is travel writing elevated to a fine art--and the best book of its kind since Henry Miller's The Colossus of Maroussi.

"Splendid. Storace's account of a year in Greece combines past and present, legend and fact, in an unusual and delightful whole. "

--Atlantic Monthly

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679744788
Author:
Storace, Patricia
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Europe - Greece
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Greece (Modern)
Subject:
Travel-Greece and Greek Isles
Subject:
travel;greece;memoir;non-fiction;travel writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 0.9 in 0.75 lb

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