Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Eleni Gage and "North of Ithaka"

Douglas Anders aka The Hellenophile encourages us to read North of Ithaka by Eleni Gage, daughter of Nicholas Gage who wrote Eleni.

Read about it here.

4 Comments:

Anonymous holly said...

Just finished "north of ithaka" could not put it down. am 2nd generation greek-american on my mother's side. my father was not greek so I feel like I have to try harder to "be greek".

The book was great. Read "Eleni" many years ago as well as "a place for us" which was something I related to even more.

found your blog while looking up more information regarding the book. looks interesting. will come back to it once in a while if you don't mind.

take care.

9:42 pm  
Blogger kathryn said...

hi holly,

That's interesting about trying hard to 'be greek'. How do you define being Greek? Is it a matter (for the Diaspora anyway) of simply being subjected to Greek things, books, language, films, food? Or is it something else?

I look forward to reading North of Ithaka.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you around again.

Cheers,
:)

11:36 am  
Anonymous Ari said...

Hi Holly,

Hellinism knows no borders. You can be 'Greek' no matter what blood runs in your veins or where you are placed. You don't have to try hard, you just have to want and it happens.


Anyway not sure about Eleni, read it many years ago, then read H Ali Eleni, a greek publication, who's author's name escapes me and decided that war is stupid and civil war is never that, a civil war.

Ari

Kathryn filakia polla...see you for a coffee in Preveza next year can't make it this year.

xoxox

10:04 am  
Blogger kathryn said...

Hi Ari!
Thanks for stopping by. Coffee sounds like a good plan when you do make it here. Or maybe I'll make it there again soon...
kk

10:52 am  

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