GREECE BY PREJUDICE by Daph Athas

GREECE BY PREJUDICE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Greece has attracted its fair share and more of books on travel, myths, history and its people. American born Miss Athas, with two novels behind her, gives an account of a year she spent in Greece, mainly in the poor agricultural district of Hora in the . Her Greek relations claimed her as their own, and in her own words drew her within ""the framework of grief, ordainment and fate"". Through a series of incidents in which she takes part, she shares their joy at a wedding, fear during a typhoon, sorrow at a funeral and is caught up in their religious fervor during Easter observances. There are funny moments in a Rabelasian account of the picnic of Papa Papadouklas and assorted friends including a belly dancer. However, side trips to Athens and philosophical on the meaning of life interrupt some striking descriptions of a land and people where the smallest happening or upset assumes Olympian proportions.

Pub Date: Jan. 23rd, 1962
Publisher: Lippincott