“Patrick Leigh Fermor in Greece” with Artemis Cooper and Ben Downing
Co-presented by The New York Review of Books and the Onassis Cultural Center NY.
Artemis Cooper, the biographer of Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor and author of Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure, and the travel writer and poet Ben Downing will discuss Leigh Fermor’s colorful life as a writer, solider, and adventurer. The conversation will focus on his long career in Greece, and topics will include his 1935 stay on Mount Athos; his explorations of the Rhodope Mountains, Thrace, and Athens; his experience during World War Two (particularly those in occupied Crete and involving the capture of General Kreipe); and his life in Hydra in the house Nicos Kiriacou Ghika.
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