An autobiography, some thirty years later, of a childhood which is political history as well as personal, and gives a...

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FAREWELL TO SALONICA

An autobiography, some thirty years later, of a childhood which is political history as well as personal, and gives a picture of a little known- if much contested- birthplace, Salonica, and the conflict between east and west, between Turk and Greek and Bulgar and Spaniard and Jew. Reflected in Sciaky's life were all these divergent strains and influences, as oriental custom and superstition gave way to westernization, as he attended a French school and was brought up in that culture. The family, too, was to suffer change, as they moved from the imposing big house to a little house in the Greek Quarter where they lived through the terrorism of 1903- which began the years of struggle for independence... The country here predominates over character, individual incident- there is a sense of descriptive detail rather than event- which makes this conjecturably limited in view of a general audience.

Pub Date: Sept. 26, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Current Books

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1946