Ruin: Essays in Exilic Living (Paperback)

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The essays in Ruin link meditations on teaching, friendship, motherhood, love, the financial meltdown in Greece, the shared language of politics and advertising, Occupy Wall Street, and the Parthenon Marbles into a relentless interrogation of identity and loss. Kalfopoulou's Athens and New York are twinned sites of perpetual dislocation, palimpsests of political, economic, culturaland personalcrisis. The refugee, the immigrant, the fragmented I charted in these essaysall are studies in exilic living, pilgrims wandering the wreckage of late capitalism.

About the Author

Adrianne Kalfopoulou is Associate Professor of Language and Literature at Hellenic American University in Athens, Greece. She is the author of two poetry collections, Wild Greens and Passion Maps, both from Red Hen Press. Her poems and essays have appeared in Hotel Amerika, Essays & Fictions, Room Magazine, Fogged Clarity, The Broome Street Review and Spoon River Poetry Review. She has taught creative writing and literature in the Creative Writing Program at New York University and at the University of Freiburg.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781597095372
ISBN-10: 1597095370
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publication Date: September 9th, 2014
Pages: 179
Language: English