Apartment in Athens

Apartment in Athens Author Glenway Wescott
ISBN-10 9781590174821
Year 2011-07-06
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher New York Review of Books
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A bestseller in 1945, this book has been out of print for over thirty years Like Wescott’s extraordinary novella The Pilgrim Hawk (which Susan Sontag described in The New Yorker as belonging “among the treasures of 20th-century American literature”), Apartment in Athens concerns an unusual triangular relationship. In this story about a Greek couple in Nazi-occupied Athens who must share their living quarters with a German officer, Wescott stages an intense and unsettling drama of accommodation and rejection, resistance and compulsion—an account of political oppression and spiritual struggle that is also a parable about the costs of closeted identity.

Apartment in Athens

Apartment in Athens Author Glenway Wescott
ISBN-10 1590170814
Year 2004
Pages 268
Language en
Publisher New York Review of Books
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Like Wescott's extraordinary novella The Pilgrim Hawk (which Susan Sontag described in The New Yorker as belonging "among the treasures of 20th-century American literature"), Apartment in Athens concerns an unusual triangular relationship. In this story about a Greek couple in Nazi-occupied Athens who must share their living quarters with a German officer, Wescott stages an intense and unsettling drama of accommodation and rejection, resistance and compulsion--an account of political oppression and spiritual struggle that is also a parable about the costs of closeted identity.

Athens Apartment

Athens Apartment Author N. A. Diaman
ISBN-10 0931906113
Year 2009
Pages 183
Language en
Publisher
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ATHENS APARTMENT explores daily life in a modern European capital. It touches on family, culture and history from a unique perspective and challenges some unexamined myths and traditions.

Builders Housewives and the Construction of Modern Athens

Builders  Housewives and the Construction of Modern Athens Author Ionna Theocharopoulou
ISBN-10 1908967870
Year 2017-04-27
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Artifice
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Sprawling beneath the Acropolis, modern Athens is commonly viewed in negative terms: congested, ugly and monotonous. A Mediterranean version of "informal" urbanism prevalent throughout the so-called developing world, Builders, Housewives and the Construction of Modern Athens reassesses the explosive growth of post-war Athens through its most distinctive building type, the polykatoikia, a small-scale multi-storey apartment block (from poly meaning "multiple" and oikos meaning "house"). Theocharopoulou re-evaluates the polykatoikia as a low-tech, easily constructible innovation that stimulated the post-war urban economy, triggering the city's social mid-twentieth century transformation, enabling the migrants who poured into Athens to become urban citizens, aspiring to a modern life. The interiors of the polykatoikia apartments reflect a desire for modernity as marketed to housewives through film and magazines. Regular builders became unlikely allies in designing these polykatoikia interiors, enabling inhabitants to exert agency over their daily lives --and the shape of the post-war city. Theocharopoulou's reading draws on popular media as well as urban and regional planning theory, cultural studies and anthropology to examine the evolution of this phenomenon and, in light of Greece's recent financial crisis, considers the role polykatoikia might play in building an equitable and sustainable twenty-first-century city.

Ghosthunters

Ghosthunters Author John Kachuba
ISBN-10 9781564149374
Year 2007
Pages 249
Language en
Publisher Career Press
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Uses personal observations and interviews with mediums, exorcists, and paranormal investigators to explore the state of the paranormal in America.

The House on Paradise Street

The House on Paradise Street Author Sofka Zinovieff
ISBN-10 9781476718798
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In 2008 Antigone Perifanis returns to her old family home in Athens after 60 years in exile. She has come to attend the funeral of her only son, Nikitas, who was born in prison, and whom she has not seen since she left him as a baby. At the same time, Nikitas’s English widow Maud – disturbed by her husband’s strange behaviour in the days before his death – starts to investigate his complicated past. She soon finds herself reigniting a bitter family feud, and discovers a heartbreaking story of a young mother caught up in the political tides of the Greek Civil War, forced to make a terrible decision that will blight not only her life but that of future generations...

Southeastern Geographer

Southeastern Geographer Author David M. Cochran Jr.
ISBN-10 9780807872598
Year 2012-08-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher UNC Press Books
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Table of Contents for Volume 52, Number 2 (Summer 2012) Cover Art: Southern Maryland Tobacco Barn Richard A. Russo Introduction David M. Cochran, Jr. and Carl A. Reese Part I: Papers ''Where Can I Build My Student Housing?'': The Politics of Studentification in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Graham Pickren The Making of the Piano Bar: Landscape, Art, and Discourse in Biscayne Bay Robert J. Kruse, II An Analysis of Differential Migration Patterns in the Black Belt and the New South Shrinidhi Ambinakudige, Domenico Parisi, and Steven M. Grice An Examination of Municipal Annexation Methods in North Carolina, 1990–2009 Russell M. Smith The 16 April 2011 EF3 Tornado in Greene County, Eastern North Carolina Thomas M. Rickenbach Transforming Mount Airy into Mayberry: Film-Induced Tourism as Place-Making Derek H. Alderman, Stefanie K. Benjamin, and Paige P. Schneider Part II: Reviews Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne Reviewed by Scott Brady The Battle for North Carolina's Coast: Evolutionary History, Present Crisis, and Vision for the Future by Stanley R. Riggs, Dorothea V. Ames, Stephen J. Culver, and David J. Mallinson Reviewed by Douglas W. Gamble

Apartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home

Apartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home Author Maxwell Ryan
ISBN-10 9780770434458
Year 2015-05-19
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Potter Style
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"The first-ever complete home book from Apartment Therapy, featuring every aspect of design and decorating from floor plans to paint, specific rooms to style approaches, with the goal of setting up and living well in a place you love"--

Cover Your Father s Nakedness

Cover Your Father s Nakedness Author Jr. Crockett
ISBN-10 160266191X
Year 2007-04-01
Pages 228
Language en
Publisher forgive your father
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This book issues a call to forgiveness to those who have been wounded by their sinful fathers, and to fathers to heed the call of God in their lives before it is too late. (Christian)

The Pilgrim Hawk

The Pilgrim Hawk Author Glenway Wescott
ISBN-10 9781590174852
Year 2011-08-16
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher New York Review of Books
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This powerful short novel describes the events of a single afternoon. Alwyn Tower, an American expatriate and sometime novelist, is staying with a friend outside of Paris, when a well-heeled, itinerant Irish couple drops in—with Lucy, their trained hawk, a restless, sullen, disturbingly totemic presence. Lunch is prepared, drink flows. A masquerade, at once harrowing and farcical, begins. A work of classical elegance and concision, The Pilgrim Hawk stands with Faulkner’s The Bear as one of the finest American short novels: a beautifully crafted story that is also a poignant evocation of the implacable power of love.