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Dancing Girl: Themes and Improvisations in a Greek Village Setting
On July the Fourth, 1974, Thordis Simonsen went for the first time to Elika, a village in the Greek Peloponnese. She observed the village scene, made photographs, and wrote in her journal. In 1982, Thordis left her job teaching biology and anthropology, sold her middle-aged car, placed her beloved cat in a carefully chosen foster home, and moved to Elika. One day Thordis s ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published August 1st 1991 by Fundamental Note
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Equal parts ethnography, memoir and travelogue, DANCING GIRL shows Thordis Simonsen building a home in Elika, Greece, and exposing its inhabitants' life stories the way many of us walk across a swift creek: slow, watchful, careful. And in the end, joyous for the accomplishment.