By Frances Karlen Santamaria
First released in 1970, A Room in Athens is the amazing magazine of a free-
spirited, younger American lady out of the country in Greece together with her author husband in 1964. encouraged through the sixties’ style for the exuberant land of Zorba and Lawrence Durrell, they search an Aegean idyll–but their plans threaten to move awry whilst she learns she is pregnant. Settling in Athens, she provides start to a boy on the country’s in simple terms natural-childbirth clinic–an underground shelter governed through a mysterious Madame Kladaki.
Afterward, as a brand new mom in a wierd land, she struggles to reconcile the parable of Greece, historical and glossy, with modern Athens, even whereas their idyll recedes. In 1974, A Room in Athens used to be excerpted within the landmark anthology Revelations: Diaries of ladies. This new version, with an creation by means of the author’s son, unlocks a little-known gem in women’s memoir literature for a brand new generation.
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A Room in Athens: A Memoir by Frances Karlen Santamaria