Inventing Paradise : The Greek Journey, 1937-47 (Paperback)

Author: Keeley, Edmund

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

In the looming shadow of an oppressive dictatorship and imminent world war, George Seferis and George Katsimbalis, along with other poets and writers from Greece's fabled Generation of the 1930s, welcomed Henry Miller and Lawrence Durrell to their homeland. Together, as they spent evenings in Athenian tavernas, explored the Peloponnese, swam off island beaches, and considered the meaning of Greek life and freedom and art, they seemed to be inventing paradise. In a lyrical blend of personal memoir, literary criticism, and interpretative storytelling, Edmund Keeley takes readers on a journey into the poetry, friendships, and politics of this extraordinary time. A remarkable work of cultural history and imaginative criticism, his book recreates a lost paradise of immediate charm, literary greatness, and mythic reach.


Publisher Northwestern Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780810119390
SKU 30919038
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0810119390
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Author Info
Edmund Keeley
Edmund Keeley was Charles Barnwell Straut Professor of English Emeritus and Director of Hellenic Studies Program Emeritus at Princeton University. He has translated "C. P. Cavafy: Collected Poems".
From the Publisher
Annotation In this work of literary criticism and personal narrative, a writer and Greek cultural expert reflects on a period of lively exchange between American and Greek literary figures beginning in the 1930s. Before the Second World War and subsequent tourist bombardment, poets and writers such as George Seferis and George Katsimbalist, Henry Miller and Lawrence Durrell shared ideas and good times while enjoying the beauty of their Greek "paradise."
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0290
Publisher Northwestern University Press

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
Books2AnywhereUS $24.79 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Ria Christie Collections $35.13 + $2.98 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
$24.79 + free shipping
Earn 25 ($0.25) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Paperback
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  Books2AnywhereUS
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™