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Mani Travels in the Southern Peloponnese

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ISBN-10: 1590171888

ISBN-13: 9781590171882

Edition: 2006

Authors: Patrick Leigh Fermor, Michael Gorra

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The Mani, at the tip of Greece' s- and Europe' s- southernmost promontory, is one of the most isolated regions of the world. Cut off from the rest of the country by the towering range of the Taygetus and hemmed in by the Aegean and Ionian seas, it is a land where the past is still very much a part of its people' s daily lives. Patrick Leigh Fermor, who has been described as " a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond, and Graham Greene, " bridges the genres of adventure story, travel writing, and memoir to reveal an ancient world living alongside the twentieth century. Here, in the book that confirmed his reputation as one of the English language' s finest writers of prose, Patrick Leigh…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 6/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 5.01" wide x 7.99" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Michael Gorra teaches English at Smith College. His books include After Empire, The Bells in Their Silence, and, as editor, the Norton Critical Edition of Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.