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"Shore" inspired by the unique Greek nature

25 August 2014 / 19:08:03  GRReporter
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On the other hand, when I am there I feel very humble and free. That is why it is probably easier to write about topics that concern me. In everyday life, we try to keep too many things in our own hands and control everything that happens around us. And when you find yourself at a place where you see so much beauty, sea and nature, you understand that all this pettiness and attempts to petty control are so transient and they will go away with us. And these wonderful things will remain after us.

In addition, I like a lot all the patriarchal atmosphere that I witnessed there, this very dignified feminine behaviour of women. I do not know Greece well but at least in this area I see that it is strongly expressed. There I even feel nostalgic for the fact that ultimately families around the world can be much more united, that people can be much friendlier, that women can be much more appreciated.

Perhaps many of these things are just my thoughts, I am passive as an observer, but anyway this is what I imagine when I see how people live there.

What is your job? How much is it related to writing?

I am working in the field of advertising. Basically, I am a writing person. I have written anything over the years. But writing for yourself or even for one reader is quite different because this is not commercial, you must be very honest and then the responsibility is much greater.

In fact, when I was writing the book it did not occur to me that it would be published. I was really doing this entirely for my pleasure but my work in advertising has taught me to be very precise in terms of expression, to the detail and to the fact that one must see the picture even in the second sentence, and to not waste people's time with much talk. Therefore, I was very critical of myself. I told myself I had to do it with all my soul, heart and effort although no one, or a very small group of close friends, would read it. In fact, some of my close friends were one of the reasons to decide to publish the book because they responded very positively.

What could I say about the book is that I was very honest while I was writing it. By this, I mean that I perceived every form of mannerism as sacrilege over what I was doing. Because when you sit down and work, and really do something for yourself, you should not be pretentious but honest.

Tags: LiteratureShoreStanislava IvkovaNorthern Greece
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