BROKEN GREEK A LANGUAGE TO BELONG

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Broken Greek

Author : Adrianne Kalfopoulou
ISBN : 1891386565
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An American poet, repatriated in the land of her ancestors, Adrianne Kalfopoulou is a consummate storyteller. Lucid, precise, and unflinching, Broken Greek stands up to comparison with previous accounts of the Greek experience, with great style. It's a lively and poignant journey to the gods and demons of present-time Greece. Stratis Haviaras, author of When the Tree Sings and The Heroic Age Unlike other writers on modern Greece, Adrianne Kalfopoulou gives us a powerful non-fiction narrative that goes against the romantic notions that most people have of this country. Her sensitivity to the verbal noise that hovers around the Hellene like a cartoon bubble transforms important decisions (buying that lovely island house, getting into a car accident, applying for a teaching job at the Greek university, raising a hybrid daughter), into a transcendent read. Nicholas Papandreou, author of A Crowded Heart What happens when the common things of everyday life become a constant negotiation of one's place in one's world? This is the predicament of the migrant, of the millions of people who try to make their life in a different place. This book is full of love, and yet also full of frustration and anger: Adrianne Kalfopoulou desires to be a part of this world of ancestry, but is forced to admit she can't, that one cannot enter the same river twice. Jose Itzigsohn, Brown University In Broken Greek, Adrianne Kalfopoulou takes us beyond the whitewash into the heart of Greek culture, as well as its spleen. She guides us through the labyrinth of Athenian and Patmian streets and creates a map of the contradictory Greek psyche. People argue loudly in public, are fatalistic about politics and the law while family and neighbors unconditionally help their own. In her vividly wrought odyssey she learns that "Greece eats her children," but also how to speak "a language of vulnerability." Aliki Barnstone, translator of The Collected Poems of C.P. Cavafy, A New Translation
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Narratives Of Place Belonging And Language

Author : Máiréad Nic Craith
ISBN : 9780230355514
Genre : Social Science
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Examining identity in relation to globalization and migration, this book uses narratives and memoirs from contemporary authors who have lived 'in-between' two or more languages. It explores the human desire to find one's 'own place' in new cultural contexts, and looks at the role of language in shaping a sense of belonging in society.
Category: Social Science

Public Purpose In International Law

Author : Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga
ISBN : 9781107081741
Genre : Law
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Explores how public purpose doctrine reconciles conflicting obligations of states to engage in regulatory sovereignty while honoring host-state obligations to protect foreign investment.
Category: Law

Poets Writers

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132647525
Genre : Authors, American
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Broken

Author : Anna Shnukal
ISBN : UOM:39015014962701
Genre : Creole dialects
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Category: Creole dialects

A History Of Ancient Greek

Author : Maria Arapopoulou
ISBN : 9780521833073
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Comprehensive, authoritative but highly accessible reference work essential for all those interested in the history of Greek.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Beyond The Broken Statues

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ISBN : 1932455124
Genre : Greek fiction, Modern
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The primary aim of this anthology is to present in English translation and chronologically arranged representative authors who illustrate the development of this genre in Greece from the beginning of the mid-1800s to 1950. Since literature is also the product of an individual country with its own political and cultural history, it is only natural that the short story in Greece possessed its own distinct characteristics. The stories chosen for this volume, therefore, bring to the reader a greater understanding both of the Greek temperament and of its special contribution to consciousness and literature.
Category: Greek fiction, Modern

Broken Hegemonies

Author : Reiner Schürmann
ISBN : UCSD:31822031194756
Genre : Philosophy
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"... a book of striking originality and depth, a brilliant and quite new interpretation of the nature and history of philosophy." --John Sallis In Broken Hegemonies, the late distinguished philosopher Reiner Sch�rmann offers a radical rethinking of the history of Western philosophy from the Greeks through Heidegger. Sch�rmann interprets the history of Western thought and action as a series of eras governed by the rise and fall of certain dominating philosophical ideas that contained the seeds of their own destruction. These eras coincided with their dominant languages: Greek, Latin, and vernacular tongues. Analyzing philosophical texts from Parmenides, Plotinus, and Cicero, through Augustine, Meister Eckhardt, and Kant, to Heidegger, Sch�rmann traces the arguments by which these ideas gained hegemony and by which their credibility was ultimately demolished. Recognizing the failure of ultimate norms, Broken Hegemonies questions how humanity today is to think and act in the absence of principles.
Category: Philosophy