Patricia Storace Dinner with Persephone

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Dinner with Persephone

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This volume explores the complicated relationship betwee the idea of classical Greece and the messy, Mediterranean reality of a country unsure of its place in the world. Modern Greece is the strangest nation in Europe, insisting on its privileged place as the cradle of democracy, while offering a less-than-perfect form of democracy to its own minorities and its female population. This is the country that turned itself upside down over the adoption of the name of Macedonia by a former Yugoslav republic, as though Alexander the Great's nationality were a matter of extreme contemporary urgency. Patricia Storace begins by telling of her first day in Greece. She brings to bear on modern Greece a deep knowledge of the classics, of the Greek myths and of Greek Christianity. She is the author of Heredity, a book of poems.

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Patricia Storace is a prize-winning poet and a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and CondeNast Traveller. Dinner with Persephone is her first prose book.

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Patricia Storace here explores modern-day Greece from its past to its difficult Balkan present.

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