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North of Ithaka

a journey home through a family"s extraordinary past

by Eleni N. Gage

  • 184 Want to read
  • 25 Currently reading

Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Liá (Greece),
  • Greece
    • Subjects:
    • Gage, Eleni N.,
    • Gage, Eleni N. -- Family.,
    • Gatzoyiannis, Eleni.,
    • Greek American women -- Biography.,
    • Greek Americans -- Biography.,
    • Liá (Greece) -- Biography.,
    • Liá (Greece) -- Description and travel.,
    • Greece -- Description and travel.,
    • Greece -- History -- Civil War, 1944-1949 -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-284).

      StatementEleni N. Gage.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE184.G7 G34 2005
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 284 p. :
      Number of Pages284
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3311482M
      ISBN 100312340281
      LC Control Number2004062864
      OCLC/WorldCa57366047

        The moving and entertaining story of one woman's attempt to understand her family's history in Greece. Eleni Gage, a young journalist living in New York, leaves her Manhattan flat to return to the remote but beautiful Greek village of Lia in northern Greece and rebuild her ruined ancestral home. Lee "North of Ithaka A Journey Home Through a Family's Extraordinary Past" por Eleni N. Gage disponible en Rakuten Kobo. Leaving behind a sparkling social life and a successful journalism career, Eleni Gage moved from New York City to the re Brand: St. Martin's Publishing Group.

      1.) What is the significance of the title North of Ithaka? 2.)What motivates Eleni to move to Lia? What do you think of her decision to do so? 3.)Discuss Eleni’s relationship with her aunts. How do their attitudes towards Lia differ and why? How are Eleni and Thitsa Kanta different or similar? How does each change during the book?   Buy North Of Ithaka by Eleni Gage from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £/5(1).

      ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm. C. P. Cavafy’s Ithaka (or Ithaca, ) is a philosophical and didactic poem on the Homeric theme of homecoming. The background of this poem is Odysseus’s return to his native Ithaka .


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Part travel memoir and part family saga, North of Ithaka is, above all, a journey home. From the Back Cover In North of Ithaka, Eleni Gage returns to the remote Greek village of Lia, where her father was born and her grandmother murdered, to rebuild the ruins of her namesake's home and come to terms with her family's tragic history/5(47).

North of Ithaka: A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots. In North of Ithaka, Eleni Gage returns to the remote Greek village of Lia, where her father was born and her grandmother murdered, to rebuild the ruins of her namesake's home and come to terms with her family's tragic history/5.

"Part personal memoir, do-it-yourself-manual, historical novel, family saga, and tourist guide, North of Ithaka tells of Gage's attempt to put her cultural confusion to rest by exchanging the skyscrapers of New York for the mountaintops of her ancestral village."/5(47).

All of those experiences ended up in my travel memoir, North of Ithaka, which was published in the UK by Bantam and Holland by deBoekerij inand in the US by St. Martin’s Press and Greece. “Part personal memoir, do-it-yourself-manual, historical novel, family saga, and tourist guide, North of Ithaka tells of Gage's attempt to put her cultural confusion to rest by exchanging the skyscrapers of New York for the mountaintops of her ancestral village.” — The List (Scotland).

Praise for North of Ithaka. “A tale of homecoming and reconciliation, ‘North of Ithaka' proves the regenerative powers of home.” — The New York Sun “Gage's vivid personal account captures the seasonal rhythms and everyday dramas of Greek life beyond the familiar resort islands, revealing a place that is, in the most traditional sense.

"North of Ithaka is a sort of cross between Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Driving Over Lemons a monument to family history and an enthralling year spent in Lia." —- The Daily Telegraph (UK) "A tale far removed from those popular villa-restoration comedies and abounds with setbacks, superstitions, love and the often suffocating bonds of.

Shy, stilted debut by Eleni author Nicolas Gage’s daughter, who recounts her efforts in her mids to rebuild the haunted family homestead in Greece. People magazine beauty editor Gage was living the Greek-American dream in Manhattan when she decided to take up the gauntlet flung by her four thitsas (aunts) and return to the village of Lia, located on a mountain in the.

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She also came to understand that Greece and its memories were not only dark and death-filled, and that memories of the dead can bring new life to the present. Part travel memoir and part family saga. Part travel memoir and part family saga, North of Ithaka is, above all, a journey home.

North of Ithaka is a nice bookend to the book her father wrote, Eleni. Where Eleni is a dense and compelling story about a mother¿s sacrifice during war, North of Ithaka is a heartwarming story of a granddaughter returning to Greece to restore her family¿s home/5(4).

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