Return To Mykonos


Iven Lourie

Full color with watercolor illustrations


About the book:

Culled from the poetís journal of a six-month visit to Greece and Mykonos in 1972, the first sequence of poems in this chapbook radiate enthusiasm and delight with the Greek landscape and people, yet occasionally refer to the rule of the military junta at that time. The second set of verses, written more than 25 years later, mark Lourie's return to a liberated Greece and reflect more literary irony, refined appreciation for the islandís inner life, and continuing admiration for the Aegean landscape rendered with a touch of mysticism. A multifaceted poetic tour of Greece and the Aegean islands, this gathering is completed by watercolor miniatures painted on site by the author.