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By Vasiliki Scotes,Thomas J. Scotes

ISBN-10: 9609393144

ISBN-13: 9789609393140

REVISED AND AUGMENTED moment EDITION

The greater than 300 Greek folksongs and poems during this assortment have been dictated from reminiscence by means of Vasiliki Scotes from her ninety-seventh 12 months until eventually the start of her hundred and fourth. the gathering comes from a time now gone, lived out in a distant mountain village in Greece whilst folks customs and ideology have been nonetheless energetic and unaffected by means of city and international impacts. It additionally marks the top of an eons-old Greek culture of oral transmission, which Vasiliki ably personified and maintained and whose riches she passionately and expectantly desired to express to destiny generations.

Songs of affection, songs of demise, songs of battle, songs of bandits, songs of labor, songs of prayer, songs of satire, songs of youngsters, songs of lullabies and of enjoyable - all can be came upon right here. additionally integrated are proverbs and maxims, a vital part of day-by-day discourse within the Greek villages of yesteryear. Translated and annotated by way of her son, this assortment may be likened to Vasiliki's final “flokati” woven at the loom of her thoughts, recalling the times while she sang a lot of those comparable songs seated at one other loom in her family's condominium excessive within the Pindus Mountains.

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This is actually a impressive choice of songs from one of many world's most important folks traditions. It has the authenticity of a voice that carried the songs for a few years and that has now been translated with care and affection. i like to recommend it with complete heart.

Edmund Keeley, writer of “Inventing Paradise: The Greek trip, 1937-1947”

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Tom Scotes preserves the residue of a disappearing culture and the following weaves it an arresting trend. those stories of his mother's oral culture develop into, and may stay, our stories, besides, after we choose up this assortment and make it our own.

Gregory Maguire, writer of “Wicked”

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