A MemoirBook - 2005
Keeley has had a lifelong relationship with Greece, beginning with his childhood, when his father served in the diplomatic corp. Borderlines is his memoir of Greece, its life, culture, writers and people. It traces his childhood through the war years, when, unable to return due to the war, he became almost an exile in his home country. As an adult he returns a professor, the translator and friend of the major Greek poets, and marries a Greek woman. Borderlines documents a writer's search for meaning in a life influenced by often conflicting cultural values.
Edmund Keeley is a professor emeritus at Princeton University. His most recent books include: Some Wine for Remembrance , a novel, and Inventing Paradise: The Greek Journey 1937-47 .