In A Cosmopolite's Journey, the reader can almost feel the warm sea breeze of the Aegean, sense the roll of the ship, see the dancing waves foam at the prow, live for a moment like a modern day Ulysses and explore the deep mysteries of Greek culture, ancient, medieval and modern. The author's journey includes, in stark contrast, experiences during the Second World War, an interlude in colonial Africa and even an escape from an earthquake. This journey is filled not only with exotic places but also with extraordinary people who come vividly to life: bandits, Italian aristocrats, colonial officials, students and academics.
Harry Brewster is the author of "Classical Anatolia" (I.B.Tauris, 1993) and "River Gods of Greece" (I.B.Tauris, 1997).
Figs - 1923; the last of the Klephts - 1929; the beautiful pea-green boat - 1935; the majordomo - 1935; the unexpected - 1939; Saint Philomena - 1939; birds of a feather flock together - 1941-46; the tarantula - 1944; the European movement - my Berlin episode, 1946-49; the smuggler - 1950-51; a barberini burial - 1954; garden fertility -1958; Romeo and Juliet - 1967; an episode of my travels - Myriam, 1979; the olive grove - 1986.