Hellenic Literature Society
HELLENIC LITERATURE SOC. 8/15/95
HELLENIC LITERATURE SOCIETY
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*** English Language ***
IN THE BALKANS, Photographs by Nikos Economopoulos
The Balkan Peninsulais a geographic area that today encompasses 10 countries
- Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Bosnia, Slovenia, Croatia,
Serbia, and FYROM. For centuries this relatively small, mountainous region
has been the site of ethnic, religious, and territorial warfare. No Balkan
generation has escaped unscathed.
To the incoherent and fragmented environment, Magnum photographer Nikos
Economopoulos brings his extraordinary vision of the Balkan people. His
haunting, compassionate images, beautifully reproduced in duo-tone, reveal an
inextinguishable spirit: individuals who carry on the business of living -
with marriages and funerals, farming and playing - despite the unmistakable
air of volatility that surrounds them.
When Economopoulos first journeyed from his native Greece to Turkey, which he
had known since childhood as his country's great enemy, he was puzzled by the
somehow familiar atmosphere. As he traveled through other Balkan countries he
began to piece together a collective Balkan portrait. In spite of
centuries-old hatreds, the people of the Balkans share a way of life.
Frank Viviano, European correspondent for the "San Francisco Chronicle" has
provided a text that captures the time-warped mentality of life in the
Economopoulos joined the prestigious agency Magnum Photos in 1990, his
pictures have appeared in newspapers and magazines throughout the world.
128 pages, 9.2x11.7 inches, Cloth $29.95
GREEK TRADITIONS AND CUSTOMS IN AMERICA, by Marilyn Rouvelas
This book is a treasury of lore and practical information that will be
indispensable to anyone marrying into a Greek family, as well as to Greek
Americans eager to learn more about their heritage. There should be a copy in
every home .... a reference book that provides the basics of Greek-American
320 pages, 7.2x10.3 inches, Cloth $25.00
OXFORD HISTORY OF THE CLASSICAL WORLD, by John Boardman
A comprehensive view of the Greek world, its history and its achievements
tailored for the general reader. The 1st section runs from the 8th to the 4th
centuries BC, a period unparalleled in history for its brilliance in
literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. The 2nd deals with the
Hellenization of the Middle East, and the 3rd covers the foundation of the
882 pages, 7.9x10 inches, Cloth $51.00
ATLAS OF THE GREEK WORLD, by Peter Levi
The most reliable, informative and attractive reference book on ancient
Greece, ideal for the student and layman alike. Using the atlas format, it
takes the reader on a journey through Greek history from Minoan times to the
arrival of the Romans, stopping to view 26 ancient sites and to comment on
the achievements of this remarkable civilization.
240 pages, 450 illustrations-325 in color, 87 maps, Cloth $44.50
HELLENIKA: HERITAGE AND HISTORY, by T. Peter Limber
A truly unique volume that presents a synoptic history of Greece and the
Greek people from prehistoric times to World War II. The events described are
based on historical order. Others are included because of their important
bearing on Greek cultural development.
230 pages, 9.0x 11.3 inches, 37 maps, Cloth $34.90
*** Greek Language ***
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
August 13-19 * Miami Beach, FL - 73rd Annual AHEPA Convention.
The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Assoc. is the host- election of
national officers, selection of national projects, dinners, dances, concerts
as well as sports events. Fontainebleu Resort & Spa. RSVP: (202) 232-6300.
August 16 * New York, NY - The Icon in Byzantine Art.
Discussion with Dimitris Katsarelias. Meet at Gallery Talk Stanchion in the
Great Hall. Metropolitan Museum. 3 PM. (212) 535-7710.
August 16 * New York, NY - Keri Keriotis
Reading and book signing by the author of "A Melange of Treasure from the
Lavender Chameleon". A Different Light Bookstore, 151 W 19th St. 7 PM. (212)
August 17 * New York, NY - My Ancient Spirit, 1978-1994.
Exhibitions of Yorgos Kontaxi's photograph's of his hometown, Ermoupolis, on
the island of Syros. River Run Gallery, 176 Franklin St. (212) 966-3894.
Closes Sept. 30.
August 18 * New York, NY - Daily Life in Ancient Greece.
Discussion held within the Greek and Roman art galleries. Meet at Gallery
Talk Stanchion in the Great Hall. Metropolitan Museum. 6 PM. (212) 535-7710.
August 19 * New York, NY - Greek-American Writer's Association.
This group plans an open reading, The Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St.
6-8 PM. (212) 989-9318.
August 19 * New York, NY - The Classical Heritage in Byzantine Art.
Discussion with Dimitris Katsarelias. Meet at Gallery Talk in the Great Hall.
Metropolitan Museum. 7 PM. (212) 535-7710.
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