Hellenic Literature Society
GREECE IN PRINT, August 15, 1996
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**** GREECE IN PRINT - 1996 ****
Book exhibit of Greek literature and culture. September 21 and 22 at the
United Federation of Teachers Headquarters, 260 Park Ave. South, 2nd Floor,
New York City (between 20th & 21st Streets). The event is free and open to
the public. For more information and reservations please call 201-666-7374
or write to the HLS. Pleases specify sessions preferred.
Book Exhibit Sep. 21 & 22 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Traditional Greek Costumes Exhibit Sep. 21 & 22 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
(presented by Ms. Despina Tsiouris)
Povereta Salonica, The Holocaust in Greece Sep. 21 & 22 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
(presented by the Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies & Culture)
Lectures & Discussion Panels
Saturday, Sept. 21, 1996
9:00 - 9:55 am Registration, coffee & koulourakia; welcome remarks
Session 1. Greek culture on the threshold of the millennium 10:00-11:05 am
Nicholas Gage - Author
Alexandros Mourchogiannis - Greek Tourist Organization
Yiorgos Chouliaras - Poet. Greek Press & Information Office
Session 2. Greek literature at the end of the century 11:10 - 12:20 pm
Bamgelis Calotychos - New York University
Stathis Gourgouris - Princeton University
Neni Panourgia - Princeton University
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch Break
12:30 - 1:30 pm Cooking demonstration by Agrotikon restaurant
Sampling of estate wines from Greece by Athenee Importers & Distributors Ltd.
Session 3. Selected topics in Greek history 1:30 - 2:50 pm
Dimitris Katsarelias - Queens College; Deputy Director of the Foundation for
Constantine Hadzidimitriou - Historian
George Kyriakopoulos - Columbia University
Session 4. Cyprus' literary contributions to Western civilization 2:55 - 3:50 pm
Christos Moustras - Cyprus Tourist Office
Demetrios Theophylactou - Cyprus Mission to the United Nations
Session 5. Classical Greek culture and Afro-centrism 4:00 - 4:50 pm
Mary Lefkowitz - Wellesley College
Session 6. The Poets of Greece; two Nobel Prize winners 4:55 - 5:55 pm
Vassiliki Kekela - Educator
Constance Tagopoulos - Queens College
6:00 - 6:30 pm Meet the lecturers - coffee & koulourakia
7:00 pm Exhibit closes
Sunday, Sept. 22, 1996
9:00 - 9:55 am Registration, coffee & koulourakia; welcome remarks
Session 7. Greek American contributions to American sports 10:00 - 10:45 am
Nick Tsiotos - Educator
Andy Dabilis - Reporter, The Boston Globe
Session 8. The Jews of Greece 10:50 - 11:50 pm
Alexander Kitroeff - Haverford College
Jane Gerber - City University of New York
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
12:00 - 1:00 pm Cooking demonstration by Periyali restaurant
Session 9. The art of the translator 1:05 - 2:25 pm
Karen Van Dyck - Columbia University
Edmund Keeley - Princeton University
Peter Bien - Dartmouth College
Session 10. Myth, tales and stories 2:30 - 3:35 pm
Barbara Aliprantis - Storyteller
John Kallas - Author
Lili Bita - Poet and actress
Session 11. From the margin to the center; other poetic voices 3:40-5:00 pm
Barbara Lekatsas - Hofstra College
Dean Kostos - Poet
Eleni Fourtouni - Author
Session 12. Rembetika: the deep songs of Greece 5:05 - 6:05 pm
Gail Holst-Warhaft - Cornell University
Session 13. The Essence of Hellenism 5:35 - 6:05 pm
Liana Theodoratou - New York University
6:10 - 6:40 pm Meet the lecturers - coffee & koulourakia
7:00 pm Exhibit closes
**** SAMOTHRACE EVENTS ****
The official opening of events entitled "The Journey of Hellenism," will
be held on the island of Samothrace on August 19 within the framework of the
recently announced "Thrace-Aegean-Cyprus" program.
The program aims to reinforce the national identity of those regions. It
involves a series of cultural events organized around the journey of a
vessel from Thrace to Cyprus, with stops on the islands of Samothrace,
Limnos, Chios, Samos and Kalymnos. According to the program's organizer's,
the journey symbolizes the voyages of legendary Greek heroes, such as
Odysseus. In Kalymnos, a round-table discussion will be held on the subject
of "The Strategy of Hellenism on the Threshold of the Year 2000."
Events include within the overall program are an art exhibition in the
Evros prefecture by School of Fine Arts graduates, as well as various
theatrical and musical productions in the sites included in the program.
**** ENGLISH ****
GREECE OR CYPRUS, ENCHANTMENT OF THE WORLD, by Conrad Stein
These books succeed dramatically in communicating the unique charm, the
allure, and the culture of Greece or Cyprus. Here also are geography,
history, economics, key attractions ... and much more. The result is a
delightful mix of enchantment that is riveting as is informative. Each book
includes a chapter of brief bibliographies of important people, and each
features an 8-10 page reference section of "quick facts," perfect for
students' research about such subjects as population, government,
geographical data, currency, and historical chronology. Throughout, both
books are ablaze with such a generous amount of beautiful full-color
128 pages, 8.2x9.5 inches, Cloth double bound, Ages: 9 to 14
GREECE, A NEW TRUE BOOK, by Karen Jacobsen
Students could use this book for supplementary work in their classes. They
read it to learn on their own and to find out about special things that
interest them. Packed with information about the land, its history, and
Greece today, it encourages children to study independently. The book is
richly illustrated with full-color photographs and art, selected to support
the text. A large, easy-to-read typeface is used. Included are a table of
contents, a glossary, a complete index, and common words one should know.
48 pages, 7.5x8.7 inches, Cloth double bound, Ages: 6 to 10
GREEKS: FACTS, THINGS TO MAKE, ACTIVITIES, by Rachel Wright
This book offers to the children basic information about the ancient
Greeks, their way of life, crafts, beliefs, education, daily life, the
Olympics and the end of the Classical period through a combination of
historic photographs and full color artwork. Excellent color photographs
also show step-by-step guides to construct a vase, a temple and Medusa's mask.
32 pages, 8.5x10.7 imches, Cloth, Ages: 6 to 12
HOW WOULD YOU SURVIVE AS AN ANCIENT GREEK, by David Salariya
Stunning color illustrations will guide you through a panorama of the
world of the ancient Greeks. Farmers, soldiers, and citizens - how did they
spend their days? How did they grow olives, built cities, and set up the
first democracies? Why were they so proud of their civilization? And how do
we know about their way of life? Children will find out in this book how
they would survive as ancient Greeks.
48 pages, 8.7x11.5 inches, Cloth, Ages: 6 to 12
**** GREEK ****
MOSXW TZABELLA, tns Lilikas Nakou
Htav tetoia, peripou, epoxn, kalokairi tou 1939. O Metaksas koumavtarei
tnv Ellada, o B' Pagkosmios Polemos pro twv pulwv kai n efnmerida
"Asurmatos" dnmosieuei se suvexeies th "Mosxw Tzabella" tns Lilikas Nakou.
Se keiva ta skoteiva xrovia n Nakou thelnse va milnsei gia tnv avagkn va
zei kaveis eleutheros kai aksioprepeis. H nrwikn Souliwtissa Mosxw Tzabella
tns edwse tnv aformn kai n peva tns tnv eukairia va afougkrastei mia guvaika
pou exei aggiksei to mutho.
Me lita ekfrastika mesa, tetoia pou afnvouv v' apokalufthei n duvamn
psuxns kai n gevvaiotnta tns hrwidas tns, skiagrafei n Nakou tn Mosxw
Tzabella pou arpakse to toufeki kai tis kardies twv suvtrofisswv tns kai
kratnse stnv kathoristikn ekeivn maxn evavtiov tou Aln Pasa, to Souli orthio
ki eleuthero. Ta istorika gegovota edw erxovtai se deutern moira.
Etoutn, n meta 50 xrovia kai bale, deutern emfavisn tou afngnmatos,
mporei evdexomevws va trabnksei to evdiaferov tou snmerivou avagvwstn pou
biwvei to isopedwtiko movtelo tns katavalwsns, kathws mesa apo tn morfn tns
Mosxws Tzabella proteivei stereotupa koivwvikns allnleggyns, nrwismou alla
kai ethvikns taqutotntas.
Ola auta ta stoixeia dnladn, pou suvistouv tov katakermatismevo koivwviko
isto n tn xamevn athwotnta tns matabiomnxavikns koivwvias mas. Ostoso
avaretiomaste ti eivai auto pou epebale tnv ekdosn tou. H sumboln stn
filologikn meletn h aplws ekdotikn amnxavia.
150 selides, 1995
PATY EK TOU PETROULA DIHGHMATA, tou Makn Tsita
O Tsitas eivai veos stnv nlikia kai veos suggrafeas, to "Patu ek tou
Petroula" eivai n prwtn tou katathesn. To kurio xaraktnristiko twv
sugkekrimevwv dingnmatwv einai o veavikos parormntismos pou ta diapveei kai,
tautoxrova, mia realistikwv prothesewv evstasn, pou suggeveuei, eivai
alntheia, me to gkrizo gvwrimo topio twv metapolemikwv pezografwv tns
Thessalovikns. H poiotnta tous pou ovtws oikodomeitai pavw se sterea ulika,
dev parousiazei diafores para to gegovos oti kapoia ap' auta, opws o
"Giavvos" h to "Kapoio Sabbato", exouv safestatn uperoxn evavti twv
upoloipwv. Mia evtharruvtikn, dnladn, prospatheia, pou sto mellov tha dwsei
akomn sobarotera apotelesmata, pragma pou suvepagetai oti ws dnmiourgikn
periptwsn tha brei avagvwstes kai upostnriktes.
TO TRAINO ME TIS FRAOULES, tou Giavvn Ksavthouln
H movaksia mesa stnv poluboun Athnva eivai o prwtagwvistns tou veou
muthistornmatos tou Ksavthouln. H kevtrikn nrwida, mia guvaika pou exei
patnsei ta pevnvta, periferetai stous dromous tns aimassousas prwteuousas,
suvomilei me tous apoklnrous kai tous metavastes, briskei parngoria stis
bitrives twv polukatastnmatwv, avazntei stigmes diafugns stis murwdies kai
tnv polukosmia tns kevtrikns agoras. H afngnsn, prwtoproswpn kai glafurn,
parakolouthei tn fusikn kai vontikn poreia tns Margaritas pou kapoia stigmn
apofasizei va staurwsei tov staurwtn-suvtrofo mias kevns zwns. H metepeita
trixrovn vosnleia tns se kapoio idruma divei to stigma mias diataragmevns
proswpikotntas pou katakluzetai apo akatergastes evoxes ki
epavalambavomevous pothous. To favtaxtero topio twv diafnmisewv
avtiparaballetai me to avudro topio tns kathnmerivotntas kai prokalei
avisorropia. H avazntnsn tns proswrivns estw eutuxias stis alkuovides meres
evos biou givetai stoxos ekplnrwsimos ki aparxn mias veas wrimns
truferotntas. Muthistornma suvaisthnmatwv "To trevo me tis fraoules"
katagrafei zofera eswterika ki ekswterika topia sto telos tou aiwva.
BEST SELLERS IN GREECE
- Elln Lampetn, by F. Germanos
- H bradutnta, by M. Kountera
- To traivo me tis fraoules, by G. Ksanthoulns
- O gonteutns twv alogwv, by N. Ebans
- To periptero, by D. Gkiwvh
- To xrwma tou feggariou, by A. Papadakn
- To ravtebou me tn Simovn, by M. Bambounakn
- Amav Amav by A. Papadakn
- H agapn argnse mia mera, by L. Zwgrafou
- Erwtas kai alles polemikes texves, by M. Karaln
BEST SELLERS OUTSIDE OF GREECE
- Ellinika Twra 1+1, by Demetra Marineta
- American Aphrodite, by Constance Callinikos
- The Greek Cookbook, by Sophia Skoura
- The Golden Greek: An all American Story, by Nick Tsiotos & Andy Dabilis
- Ancient Greece, Drawing History, by E. Raphael
- Language/30 Greek Language, by Educational Services
- Not Out of Africa, by Mary Lefkowitz
- The Book of Greek Cooking, by L. Mackley
- Frederica, Queen of the Hellenes, by Lilika Papanikolaou
- Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Tessa Hamilton
GIVE TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS,
TO GREEKS AND NON-GREEKS ALIKE,
A GIFT THEY WILL NEVER FORGET ....
A BOOK OF GREEK LITERATURE
June 27 - August 23 * New York, NY - EXHIBITION
The Alexander S. Onassis Center, New York University, will present a photo
exhibition entitled "Stewards of the Land": A Photographic History of the
American Farm School." The exhibit portrays the development of the Farm
School, as well as rural Greek life, over the course of this century. An
opening reception will be held on June 27 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, 58 West 10th
St. For information call 212-998-3990.
August 11-25 Provincetown, MA - EXHIBIT
The Long Point Gallery will sponsor an exhibition of bronze sculptures and
works on paper by the internationally known sculptor Dimitri Hadzi. For
information call (508) 487-1795.
August 17 * New York, NY - READING
The Greek American Writers' Association will present an open reading at the
Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St. (between West 4th and Bleecker St.), 6
to 8 PM. The entry fee of $5 includes one drink. All writers of any level
are welcome to read up to ten minutes. For further information, call (212)
August 17 * New York, NY - THEATER
As part of this season's Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors free summertime
festival, The Boston Puppeteers' Cooperative will perform a puppet version
of the Iliad and the Odyssey at 6:00 pm at the Fountain Plaza at Lincoln
Center. For information call 212-875-5108.
August 24 * San Diego, CA - TOURNAMENT
The Hellenic Cultural Society of San Diego will sponsor a Backgammon
Tournament in the Cypress Room, adjacent to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox
church, 3655 Park Blvd. Matches begin at 9:30 am and will terminate at 8 pm
with an awards ceremony. Entry fee and dinner is $50. For further
information, call 619-582-5873.
August 25 * Chicago, IL - LECTURE & EXHIBIT
The Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center will present an exhibit and panel
discussion on "The Role of Greek Americans on the Political Scene" at 3:00
PM. The panel will consist of prominent Greek Americans who have served or
are presently serving in political office. The exhibit will present a
collection of political memorabilia of Greek American candidates. The museum
is located on the fourth floor of the National Bank of Greece building, 168
North Michigan Ave. For information call 312-726-1234.
August 28-29 * Athens, Greece - CONCERT
As part of this summer's Athens Festival, the Vienna Classical Players,
featuring soloist Birgit Kolar, will perform at the Herod Atticus theater.
The Athens Festival box office is located at 4 Stadiou Street. For ticket
availability, call 011-322-1459 or 322-2111-19 ext. 240.
August 29 * Athens, Greece - CONCERT
Veteran Rocker Patti Smith, will perform at the Lycabettus Theater. For
ticket information contact the box office at (011) 301-722-7233.
September 6 * Athens, Greece - CONCERT
Liza Minelli will perform in concert at the Herod Atticus theater. The
Athens Festival box office is located at 4 Stadiou Street. For ticket
availability, call 011-301-322-1459 or 322-2111-19 ext. 240.
September 17 * Athens, Greece - CONCERT
Avant garde singer Diamanda Galas will perform at the Lycabettus theater.
The Lycabettus theater box office can be reached at 011-301-722-7233.
September 19-22 * Athens, Greece - DANCE
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, a pioneering contemporary dance
troupe, will perform at the Herod Atticus theater. The Athens Festival box
office is located at 4 Stadiou Street. For ticket availability, call
011-301-322-1459 or 322-2111-19 ext. 240.
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