nick venedi

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Sweet and bitter island

I met Tabitha Morgan at a recent conference. She is a well read scholar with in depth knowledge of Cyprus. Her new book, Sweet and bitter island, is rather interesting in many ways but ignores some fundamental factors that influence the Greek Cypriot mentality. It maybe unfair to say that she ignores these factors but it appears to be the case that she has not been able to penetrate that shield behind the soul that would be necessary to understand the sometimes complex character of the people (to outsiders anyway) The book is well written however and worth reading. I shall certainly do a more detailed review when I get more time...

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