Athens - the Truth: Searching for Mános, Just Before the Bubble Burst

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Tales of Orpheus, Sep 1, 2013 - Travel - 406 pages
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Charmed for decades by the music of Oscar-winning Greek composer Mános Hadjidákis, David Cade explores Athens as news breaks at the end of 2009 that Greece is in serious financial difficulty. After years in the neighbouring Middle East, the author talks to Athenians, examines many of the city’s most extraordinary attractions, and carefully surveys key aspects of Greece’s modern history. The result is both a thrilling account of what makes Athens tick and a vivid explanation of why Greece is as it is today. Widely researched and full of fascinating detail, ‘Athens - The Truth’ offers both a gripping read for the armchair traveller at home and a rich alternative to the traveller’s traditional guidebook. The final chapters allow the reader both an appreciation of the Greek psyche and a clear account of the precarious point at which Greece now stands. A thirteen-page index assists the location of specific details.


 

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Contents

Genocide Rebétika
23
Edge of the East
37
Chaos Puppets
57
Streets of Dreams
81
Artefacts Legacies
97
Over the Moon
109
Scents Sparkle
133
Unexpected Creatures
143
Identity
199
Eternal Dionysos
237
Extreme Appearances
251
Refuge Delirium
271
Undercurrents Shadows
303
To Démetra Catharsis
333
Afterword
361
Acknowledgements
375

Rules Rebellion
159
Chasms Canyons Strata
181

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About the author (2013)

David Cade is a writer and actor living in the Shropshire Hills, England. He has worked in classical record production, schools, universities, and theatre. He studied Drama, Theatre Arts, and Music at the University of Birmingham and has an MA in Linguistics from the University of London. He has lived in New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, and the Middle East. The music of Greece is his passion.

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