Abstract

This article engages in a close reading of the mandinadha (rhyming couplets) of a Cretan folk poet. I argue that the poet's texts negotiate the conventions of the mandinadha genre in order to promote an ethic of "the wild" and reinterpret Cretan masculine rebellious identity in the service of an environmentally minded place awareness. This reinterpretation involves a particular reading of Cretan tradition, Cretan folk literature, and the writings of Cretan-born novelist Nikos Kazantzakis.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1535-1882
Print ISSN
0021-8715
Pages
pp. 275-300
Launched on MUSE
2006-10-04
Open Access
No
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