September 16, 2010

three-bullet book review

Three-Bullet Book Review: Dinner With Persephone: Travels in Greece
by Patricia Storace (1997)

  • insightful exploration of how history, mythology, religion, language, popular culture and geography interpenetrate in modern Greece
  • incredibly (and occasionally overly) detailed
  • thoughtful approach to the complexity of Greek female gender norms clashes with dismissive views of Turkish women who choose to wear hijab

Yes, if you have been to Greece, are going to Greece, or have some other connection to the country. Otherwise, read Karen Connelly's One Room in a Castle: Letters from Spain, France and Greece instead.


  1. I'v nvr been to Greece, but I went to Italy and Germany in 2005. Good times. Have a great day!


  2. Hmm. 'Think I'll go directly to the Karen Connelly, then.

    You know where you should go? To IPF to check out how awesome you look in the Wonder Woman Pose Conference line-up.