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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

Return Narratives

Author : Theodora D. Patrona
ISBN : 9781611479959
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study examines the third generation ethnic return to the homeland and its identity quest through myth, history, and storytelling as seen in late-twentieth-century novels. Through a comparison between Italian American and Greek American works, the book discusses contemporary ethnic cultures, histories, and the common painful identity issues.
Category: Literary Criticism

Citizens Of The Broken Compass

Author : Jack E. Brush
ISBN : 9781782799559
Genre : Philosophy
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Citizens of the Broken Compass is a collection of articles dealing with a range of topics from the theory of evolution to human rights. Intelligent yet accessible, it aims at promoting dialogue about the growing discrepancy between our technological achievements and our ethical sensitivities; proposing the ethical disorientation in society cannot be separated from the religious confusions stemming from a radical, fundamentalist view of Christianity.
Category: Philosophy

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

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