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By Vasiliki Scotes,Thomas J. Scotes

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The greater than 300 Greek folksongs and poems during this assortment have been dictated from reminiscence via 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 lively and unaffected by means of city and international affects. 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 with a bit of luck desired to show to destiny generations.

Songs of affection, songs of dying, songs of warfare, songs of bandits, songs of labor, songs of prayer, songs of satire, songs of kids, songs of lullabies and of enjoyable - all might be stumbled on right here. additionally integrated are proverbs and maxims, an essential component of day-by-day discourse within the Greek villages of yesteryear. Translated and annotated through her son, this assortment could 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 apartment excessive within the Pindus Mountains.

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This is actually a extraordinary selection of songs from one of many world's most crucial people 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 right here weaves it an arresting development. those stories of his mother's oral culture turn into, and may stay, our thoughts, in addition, after we decide up this assortment and make it our own.

Gregory Maguire, writer of “Wicked”

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