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Sunday, 29 July 2018

Damian Barr on Greek Literary Influences

Glancing through British Airways' High Life magazine (July 2018) yesterday, I came across Damian Barr's Novel Destinations column on Greece.

"From Homer's Iliad to Aristotle's Poetics, without the Greeks we'd have no tragedy and no comedy, no Shakespeare, no page-turners, no EastEnders. Greece gifted us the stories we've been telling ever since".

My flight became more bearable for thirty seconds. I managed briefly to stop thinking about the terrible experiences at Corfu airport, but not even the Greeks could have predicted the problems to come at Heathrow.

I won't bore you with the details. It's not a story worth telling.

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