The literary importance of C. P. Cavafy lies not only in his knowledge of so many subjects and in the large number of his poems, prose pieces and translations. Through short, precise verses, with very few words, he could create an entire world and wisely ask the reader some important questions. “And if you can’t […]
In the twentieth century, author Marguerite Yourcenar gave Hadrian a new voice in order to narrate his life.
The wisdom of proverbs.
The writer Zola, the painter Cezanne and their troubled friendship.
Albrecht Dürer’s house in the city of Nürnberg in Germany is an interesting museum.
We live in difficult times and we all could do with some laughter. Fortunately some good TV series have seen to that and have offered us a lot of laughter.
«Sophie’s world»: a 1991 novel by Norwegian writer Jostein Gaarder met with enormous success worldwide.
“God loves caviar”, is a biographic film by Greek director Yannis Smaragdis (he had previously made a film about the painter El Greco). His new movie recounts the story of Ioannis Varvakis (1745-1825), a rich Greek who had made his fortune in Russia.
these are two very important books that I happened to read as today we are reminded of the Armenian genocide. I’m not sure why people just remembered the Armenian genocide at this particular moment in time. The only thing I know is that 2012 marks 90 years after the black 1922, the most terrible year in Greek recent history.
At times memories of some good dishes I had in the past, come back to me and whet my appetite.
If I wanted to make a list of the best food I have had outside my home, I would start with seafood in greek restaurants and especially at an old one in the direction of Sounion where in earlier times, octopus and calamari, not frozen but fresh, used to reign.