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I Wept for Greece

When tears well in my eyes upon reading a passage in a book, I must explore the possible reasons for this. I am only sixty percent through reading “Postcards from Greece,” by Victoria Hislop. Her story is unerringly soulful and … Continue reading

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“… a last glimpse of the land now being lost for ever”

(Note: I am here republishing an article I posted in September, 2008. I feel it timely with respect to the present). … Thus ends The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald, one of the three books I present today. The … Continue reading

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