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The Greek house : the story of a painter's love affair with the island of Sifnos

Author: Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An account of the author's experiences as a painter on the 1970s island of Sinfos describes how it became a haven from the complexities of his life over more than three decades that saw him transformed by modern-world elements.
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Named Person: Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff; Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff; Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff
ISBN: 9780374166717 0374166714
OCLC Number: 812017965
Description: 285 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Christian Brechneff, with Tim Lovejoy.

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A richly rewarding narrative about a young painter's love affair with the Greek island of Sifnos. When Brechneff first set foot on Sifnos, it was the spring of 1972 and he was a 21-year-old painter  Read more...

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-After reading The Greek House by the painter Christian Brechneff . . . I wanted to drop everything and go to Sifnos, the rocky island in the Aegean Sea lovingly portrayed in his memoir.- --Steven Read more...

 
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