At the end of the service, after the monks left with their stern but beatific expressions, I stepped out to the terrace, hundreds of feet from the sea. At the distance the sun shimmered, calming the waves of the Aegean. The morning was all aglow. Was I beholding a revelation?


In the literary market, there is a preference for narrative over analysis that provides plenty of anecdotal evidence but little understanding. 


For travelers it is difficult to untangle from the contradictions of tourism, colonialism, and inequality.


The search for love in Cavafy's written life. 


Greeks young and old, workers and professionals, showed that in utter hopelessness you can vote to maintain your dignity.


Student protests in Amsterdam, budget cuts, and the future of the humanities. 


A personal vision of how social change and climate change are connected in complicated ways. 


What comes next for Greece if Syriza fails in its promise to end austerity policies? 


Reality of austerity as seen from the Athens Metro sheds light on recent elections in Greece


Other than by risking a conversation, how else can we understand each other?


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Gregory Jusdanis
Gregory Jusdanis teaches Modern Greek literature and culture at The Ohio State University. He is the author of The Poetics of Cavafy: Eroticism, Textuality, History (1987), Belated Modernity and Aesthetic Culture: Inventing National Literature (1991), The Necessary Nation (2001), and Fiction Agonistes: In Defense of Literature (2010), A Tremendous Thing. Friendship from the Iliad to the Internet (2014). He is currently working on a biography of C. P. Cavafy.