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Πέμπτη, 12 Απριλίου 2018

When We Were Almost Young: Remembering Hydra through War and Bohemians


The Greek island of Hydra was once famous throughout the Mediterranean for its prosperous sea captains. When fortunes turned, it became an island of humble fishermen and sponge-divers. In the 1950s and 1960s, word spread of Hydra’s unique beauty and incomparable light, and its unconventional community of painters, writers, socialites and other wanderers. Seeking or escaping, they stepped onto Hydra’s horseshoe-shaped harbor and found something that bound them to the island. Some went on to reap global acclaim for their art. One of these was Leonard Cohen, whom Hydra brought together with Marianne Ihlen, the inspiration for his timeless songs “So Long, Marianne” and “Bird on a Wire.” Others never entered the limelight. What they shared was an eagerness to forsake the modern rat-race in exchange for a simple life without refrigerators, telephones or cars.
This anthology of 14 short memoirs, spanning the 1940s through 1980s, offers the reflections of the contributors on their tender younger selves and the exhilaration, heartbreak, light, and darkness that transformed them on this island. The contributors include award-winning author Alison Leslie Gold and London Times and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Martin Klein. Additional material includes a collection of private letters sent to Marianne Ihlen by her friend Sam Barclay in the early 1960s, and a bibliography/filmography of books and feature films about or set on Hydra.
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14 μικρά απομνημονεύματα για την Ύδρα που εκτείνονται από τη δεκαετία του 1940 έως το 1980 - Η γραφική Ύδρα, διέθετε αυτά τα χρόνια μια κοινότητα ανδρών και γυναικών, που η εθνικότητά τους ήταν πολυποίκιλη, Αυστραλία, Γαλλία, Αγγλία, Ιρλανδία, Αμερική, Ιταλία, Τσεχοσλοβακία, Ουγγαρία, Νορβηγία και άλλες χώρεςΔιαβάστε εδώ: hydraspoliteia.blogspot.gr