Discover Greece—a country that has inspired centuries of travel—through its best modern writers. Against a superb landscape of islands, rocks, caves, villages, windmills, vineyards, cities, ports, beaches, and ruins, all bathed in the rich light of the Mediterranean, these twenty-four stories draw from the long oral and written evolution of the Greek literary tradition. Incorporating myths, the meditative tranquillity of the region, and a past full of struggle and civil war, these stories are arranged by geographical region for the traveler and provide an enriching odyssey through the Greek landscape and mind.

A first-rate collection. . . . Showcasing the work of such well-known modern writers as (Nobel Prize–winners) Odysseus Elytis, and George Seferis, Nikos Kazantzakis, and Vassilis Vassilikos. . . . The fifth volume in a valuable series.

Kirkus Reviews

Collectively, these writers reveal the rich complexity and mystery of the country.

Library Journal

  • Athens
    • Vassilis Vassilikos, The White Bear
    • Marios Hakkas, The Fresco
    • Odysseus Elytis, Funerary Epigrams
  • The Peloponnese
    • Nikos Kazantzakis, Pilgrimage Through Greece
    • Ilias Venezis, Mycenae
    • Thanassis Valtinos, Panayotis
  • Mani
    • Leonidas Zenakos, The Hole in the Rock
  • Central Greece
    • George Seferis, Delphi
    • Eva Vlami, Galaxidi: The Fate of a Maritime Town
  • The Ionian Islands
    • Ilias Venezis, Lefkas
  • Epirus
    • Dimitris Hatzis, Sioulas the Tanner
    • Christoforos Milionis, Carnival
  • Thessaly
    • Georgios Drosinis, Angel John the Thief
  • Macedonia
    • Yorgos Ioannou, The Dogs of Seikh-Sou
    • Yiorgos Chouliaras, America Is No Longer Here
  • Thrace
    • Elli Alexiou, The Fountain of Brahim-Baba
    • Michel Faïs, Autobiography of a Book
  • The Eastern Aegean
    • Alexandra Papadopoulou, The Regards
  • The Cyclades
    • Kostas Ouranis, In the Old Catholic Syros
    • Melpo Axioti, My Home
  • Crete
    • Manolis Xexakis, The Smile from the Abyss
    • Rhea Galanaki, Black and White
  • The Dodecanese
    • Margarita Karapanou, Kalymnos
    • Eugenia Fakinou, Astradeni
  • Elli Alexiou
  • Melpo Axioti
  • Odysseus Elytis
  • Michel Faïs
  • Eugenia Fakinou
  • Rhea Galanaki
  • Marios Hakkas
  • Dimitris Hatzis
  • Nikos Kazantzakis
  • Margarita Karapanou
  • Alexandra Papadopoulou
  • George Seferis
  • Vassilis Vassilikos
  • Ilias Venezis
  • Leonidas Zenakos
  • Yiorgos Chouliaras
  • Georgios Drosinis
  • Yorgos Ioannou
  • Christoforos Milionis
  • Kostas Ouranis
  • Thanassis Valtinos
  • Eva Vlami
  • Manolis Xexakis

GREECE, edited by Artemis Leontis, ISBN # 9781883513047

Excerpts to come.

Posted on 24 February 2010

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