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DINNER WITH PERSEPHONE:
Travels in Greece
Author: Patricia Storace

"I lived in Athens, at the intersection of a prostitute and a saint." So begins 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 a journey into the Greek landscape as well as its psyche, mythology and history.

$15.00 (softcover)

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