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The Resource Afternoons in Ithaka

Afternoons in Ithaka

Label
Afternoons in Ithaka
Title
Afternoons in Ithaka
Statement of responsibility
Spiri Tsintziras
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A charming memoir of self-discovery, family, connection and the power of a tomato. 'I remember crusty just-baked bread, rubbed with juicy tomato flesh, swimming in a puddle of thick green olive oil. I am seven years old. I sit on a stool in my grandmother's house. It is the height of summer in a seaside village in the south of Greece. We little Aussies devour 'tomato sandwiches' as the family chats and laughs and swats flies ...' From the first heady taste of tomatoes on home-baked bread in her mother's village in Petalidi, to sitting at a taverna some 30 years later in Ithaka with her young family, Spiri tsintziras goes on a culinary, creative and spiritual journey that propels her back and forth between Europe and Australia. these evocative, funny and poignant stories explore how food and culture, language and music, and people and their stories help to create a sense of meaning and identity
Summary
I remember crusty just-baked bread, rubbed with juicy tomato flesh, swimming in a puddle of thick green olive oil. I am seven years old. I sit on a stool in my grandmother's house. It is the height of summer in a seaside village in the south of Greece. We little Aussies devour 'tomato sandwiches' as the family chats and laughs and swats flies. From the first heady taste of tomatoes on home-baked bread in her mother's village in Petalidi, to sitting at a taverna some 30 years later in Ithaka with her young family, Spiri Tsintziras goes on a culinary, creative and spiritual journey that propels her back and forth between Europe and Australia several times. These evocative, funny and poignant stories explore how food and culture, language and music, and people and their stories help to create a sense of meaning and identity
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10319856
Cataloging source
NOV
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Tsintziras, Spiri
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Afternoons in Ithaka
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0bff6822-dd96-4eac-a933-d236f754b70a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743099148
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Afternoons in Ithaka
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0bff6822-dd96-4eac-a933-d236f754b70a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781743099148
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      -33.938111 151.237977
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