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“Guiding Proust through my childhood”

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My poem is inspired by French novelist Marcel Proust and my childhood in Greece. (Photo: public domain)

So Proust takes me into his crystal ball of the past / Or is it a magnifying glass?

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Rubies the Size of Peas

in Glocal/Literature by

The theme of this column is narrating a transnational or cross-cultural experience that has indelibly shaped one’s life. For our author today, Leipzig-based Ukrainian writer Svetlana Lavochkina, such an experience has been learning English, and the mark left by the fascinating, rambunctious character from back home who instilled that love for the language in her, a love she has carried with her to Germany and nurtured throughout her life so far. Sometimes things come full circle in the most unexpected ways…

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Favorite childhood recipe from Greece

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Our glocal culinary columnist today shares the recipe to her favorite dish as a child, associating it with lovely personal memories of nicer summers in Greece: “This dish makes me feel nostalgic not only for my childhood summers but also for the 90’s in Greece… a time of high hopes and expectations about a brighter future that is now lost.”

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