By Frances Karlen Santamaria

First released in 1970, A Room in Athens is the impressive magazine of a free-
spirited, younger American lady in a foreign country in Greece together with her author husband in 1964. encouraged via the sixties’ style for the exuberant land of Zorba and Lawrence Durrell, they search an Aegean idyll–but their plans threaten to move awry while she learns she is pregnant. Settling in Athens, she provides start to a boy on the country’s in basic terms natural-childbirth clinic–an underground shelter governed through a mysterious Madame Kladaki.
Afterward, as a brand new mom in a wierd land, she struggles to reconcile the parable of Greece, historical and smooth, with modern Athens, even whereas their idyll recedes. In 1974, A Room in Athens was once excerpted within the landmark anthology Revelations: Diaries of ladies. This re-creation, with an advent by means of the author’s son, unlocks a little-known gem in women’s memoir literature for a brand new generation.

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