The flight of Ikaros: travels in Greece during a civil war

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Penguin Books, 1984 - Biography & Autobiography - 230 pages
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The author describes his experiences exploring Greece as a student during the period of 1947 to 1951, and shares his observations on the Greek character

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Even though it was written in the 50s, in the throes of the civil war, this is still one of the best and most insightful books about contemporary Greece, especially the culture of the countryside vs city and the travails of a developing country. Read full review


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About the author (1984)

Kevin Andrews received a traveling fellowship from the American School of Classical Studies at Athens after graduating from Harvard University in 1947. He lived in Greece most of his life, writing a number of books, including the bestselling Flight of Ikaros.

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