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Patricia Storace

Autor(a) de Dinner with Persephone: Travels in Greece

7+ Works 704 Membros 40 Críticas

Obras por Patricia Storace

Associated Works

The Best American Essays 1992 (1992) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1991 (1991) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Her Fork in the Road: Women Celebrate Food and Travel (2001) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Storace, Patricia
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locais de residência
Mobile, Alabama, USA
New York, New York, USA
Educação
Barnard College
University of Cambridge
Prémios e menções honrosas
Whiting Writers' Award (1996)

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I have always wanted to visit Greece. The landscapes, the weather, the food. Sigh. All of it has me spellbound. But. But! But, the more I read of Storace's Dinner with Persephone, I am not sure about the culture. I definitely do not agree with some of the attitudes towards women and marriage. Women are inferior to men. Sexual condescension is a thing. The accepted violence of smacking a wife or daughter around and how it is glamorized in television and movies is concerning. There is an ambivalence towards arson, too which I found odd.
Beyond the confusing side of Greek culture, I enjoyed learning about the icons of the region: a blue eye talisman hanging from an old woman's neck, the juicy red jewels of pomegranates, the fable of Dionysus and the plant. To be sure, there is a lot of religious talk in Dinner with Persephone. The people Storace talk with mention the Virgin Mary as if she is a next-door neighbor they bumped into while going for coffee. Children bring up events dating back to the Ottoman Empire as if it were yesterday. It is only a perception but it seems religion is worked into nearly every conversation.
There is a subtle, almost secretive sultriness to Storace's writing. I can't put my finger on why I think that. The language is tedious at times, but more often sensuous.
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SeriousGrace | 3 outras críticas | Jan 29, 2023 |
Une étrangère mariée en Grèce. Intéressants éclairages sur la société grecque de la fin du XXe siècle.
 
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marievictoire | 3 outras críticas | Jun 22, 2022 |
This book was well written and captivating to the reader. Although it was captivating, there were large portions of the text that were on one page, which could make it difficult for the readers to stay attentive.
 
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Jillian.Wehman | 35 outras críticas | Mar 11, 2020 |
This is a wonderful book. It has beautiful, rich illustrations, and wonderfully poetic text. It's a great way to teach children about different cultures, and celebrate beauty in all its colors.
 
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gxb023 | 35 outras críticas | Nov 22, 2019 |

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Rachel Howard Contributor
Don Meredith Contributor
Lawrence Davey Contributor
Jim Molnar Contributor
Raúl Colón Illustrator
Linda Huang Cover designer

Estatísticas

Obras
7
Also by
4
Membros
704
Popularidade
#35,974
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
40
ISBN
22
Línguas
1

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