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The Sun of Death

By Prevelakis,Pandelis

London: John Murray., 1965. Aunt Roussaki takes the orphaned 14 year old Yorgaki to her small village in Crete during WWI - where he where he has many lessons to learn "A novel of rare simplicity,beauty and compelling strength". 206p. . 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Trans. Phillip Sherrard.

$50.00

The Sun of Death

By Prevelakis,Pandelis

London: John Murray., 1965. Aunt Roussaki takes the orphaned 14 year old Yorgaki to her small village in Crete during WWI - where he where he has many lessons to learn "A novel of rare simplicity,beauty and compelling strength". 206p. . 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Trans. Phillip Sherrard.

$50.00

The Cretan (a trilogy in one volume)

By Prevelakis,Pandelis

Minneapolis MN: Nostos NEW - Will be sent to you direct from the publisher. NEW - Will be sent to you direct from the publisher. "Pandelis Prevelakis (1909–86), a major Greek writer, has produced over forty volumes of poetry, novels, plays, and essays ...Prevelakis has long been in the shadow of his close friend and fellow Cretan, Nikos Kazantzakis. It is time that Prevelakis’s work be made known and independently appraised in the non-Greek world as it has been in the Greek. The English edition of his major work, The Cretan, is a step in that direction. In this Tolstoyan historical novel, Prevelakis offers a masterly presentation of the Cretan myth, with its peculiar Cretan ethos characterized by piety, austerity, frugality, dourness, sternness, punctuated by sudden outbursts of reckless daring.The Cretan is the story of Crete and its people struggling for individual and national liberation from Turkish rule, a struggle symbolized in the two main characters of the novel, the fictional Konstandis and the historical Venizelos, both figures of epic proportions. The Cretan is three books in one: The Tree, The First Freedom, and The State. And as its author explained, The Tree presents a young man, growing and maturing like a sapling in the local popular culture, which was closed and rudimentary, but self-sufficient. The First Freedom describes the struggles of the mature man together with his comrades to achieve national liberation. Lastly, The State depicts the national fighters sacrificing themselves for the second precondition of a decent life, in other words, a democratic state.The Cretan will delight readers who may have spent some time on Crete. It will, most likely, encourage those who have not been to Crete to plan for a visit there in the near future. In any event, it is absorbing reading ...". 1st.US Edition. New. Illus. by Trans. Abbott Rick & Peter Mackridge.

$40.00

Christ Recrucified ( US title " The Greek Passion")

By Kazantzakis,Nikos

Oxford: Bruno Cassirer, 1966. Residents of a Greek village, ruled by the Turks, " plan to enact the life of Christ in a mystery play. But when a group of refugees, fleeing from the ruins of their plundered homes, arrive asking for protection - suddenly the drama of the Passion becomes reality." Exceptionally clean crisp copy. DJ is price clipped and has shadows from price label, else fine. Reprint. Hard. Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped. Illus. by Trans. Jonathan Griffin.

$50.00

Death and Bright Water

By Mitchell, James

New York: William Morrow., 1974. Callan gets involved with kidnapping and mayhem on an assignment in Crete. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Fine/Glassine.

$30.00

Zorba the Greek
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Zorba the Greek

By Kazantzakis,Nikos

London: Faber & Faber, 2000. "Everyman with a Greek Accent ...a long,lean fierce mustached Greek whose 65 years have neither dimmed his hawk eyes or dulled his pagan laughter ." 315p.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Trans. Carl Wildman.

$6.00

The Cretan (a trilogy in one volume)

By Prevelakis,Pandelis

Minneapolis MN: Nostos NEW - Will be sent to you direct from the publisher. NEW - Will be sent to you direct from the publisher. "Pandelis Prevelakis (1909–86), a major Greek writer, has produced over forty volumes of poetry, novels, plays, and essays ...Prevelakis has long been in the shadow of his close friend and fellow Cretan, Nikos Kazantzakis. It is time that Prevelakis’s work be made known and independently appraised in the non-Greek world as it has been in the Greek. The English edition of his major work, The Cretan, is a step in that direction. In this Tolstoyan historical novel, Prevelakis offers a masterly presentation of the Cretan myth, with its peculiar Cretan ethos characterized by piety, austerity, frugality, dourness, sternness, punctuated by sudden outbursts of reckless daring.The Cretan is the story of Crete and its people struggling for individual and national liberation from Turkish rule, a struggle symbolized in the two main characters of the novel, the fictional Konstandis and the historical Venizelos, both figures of epic proportions. The Cretan is three books in one: The Tree, The First Freedom, and The State. And as its author explained, The Tree presents a young man, growing and maturing like a sapling in the local popular culture, which was closed and rudimentary, but self-sufficient. The First Freedom describes the struggles of the mature man together with his comrades to achieve national liberation. Lastly, The State depicts the national fighters sacrificing themselves for the second precondition of a decent life, in other words, a democratic state.The Cretan will delight readers who may have spent some time on Crete. It will, most likely, encourage those who have not been to Crete to plan for a visit there in the near future. In any event, it is absorbing reading ...". 1st.US Edition. New. Illus. by Trans. Abbott Rick & Peter Mackridge.

$40.00

The Bull From the Sea
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The Bull From the Sea

By Renault,Mary

London: Penguin., 1984. Sequel to "The King Must Die" after Theseus returns from Crete. . Reprint. Pbk. Very Good.

$5.00

The Pale Surface of Things
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The Pale Surface of Things

By Bennett, Janey

Victoria BC: Hopeace Press, 2007. "CRETE - an archaeologist’s dream-land, with sedimentary layers of oppressors and resisters...LEFKA ORI, the fabled white mountains, where people in trouble have fled for centuries...VRAHO, a village on Lefka Ori divided by water rights and by wounds left over from World War II...Fr. DIMITRIOS, following his grandfather’s way as Vraho’s village priest for reasons he has yet to discover... Into this world comes DOUGLAS WATKINS, mindlessly slipping down the path of easy opportunity, with no thought of goals or ethics or consequences, and no one’s life remains unchanged.". Signed by Author. First Edition. Softcover. New Book from Publisher.

$30.00

The Bull From the Sea
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The Bull From the Sea

By Renault,Mary

London: Penguin., 1984. Sequel to "The King Must Die" after Theseus returns from Crete. . Reprint. Pbk. Very Good.

$5.00

The Bull From the Sea
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The Bull From the Sea

By Renault,Mary

New York: Vintage Books, 1975. Sequel to "The King Must Die" after Theseus returns from Crete. . First Thus. Pbk. Very Good.

$5.00

The Bull From the Sea
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The Bull From the Sea

By Renault,Mary

New York: Pocket Books., 1963. Sequel to "The King Must Die" after Theseus returns from Crete. Vintage pbk "Giant Cardinal" edition Neat text, back cover missing. Reprint. Pbk. Very Good.

$5.00

The Bull From the Sea

By Renault,Mary

London: Reprint Society/World Books, 1962. Sequel to "The King Must Die" after Theseus returns from Crete. Hardcover. Condition : V.Good/V.Good. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$12.50

The Last Temptation (The Last Temptation of Christ)

By Kazantzakis,Nikos

London: Faber & Faber, 1988. Trade Pbk. 519p. Condition : V.Good. Reprint. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Trans. Peter A.Bien.

$7.50

The King Must Die
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The King Must Die

By Renault,Mary

New York: Vintage, 1988. Fictional reconstruction of Bronze Age Crete and Athens, based on the legends of Theseus. Hardcover. . Soft Cover. Very Good.

$7.50

The Last Temptation (The Last Temptation of Christ)

By Kazantzakis,Nikos

New York,: touchstone/simon & Schuster Trade Pbk. 519p. Condition : V.Good. Reprint. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Illus. by Trans. Peter A.Bien.

$12.50

The Pale Surface of Things
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The Pale Surface of Things

By Bennett, Janey

Victoria BC: Hopeace Press, 2007. "CRETE - an archaeologist’s dream-land, with sedimentary layers of oppressors and resisters...LEFKA ORI, the fabled white mountains, where people in trouble have fled for centuries...VRAHO, a village on Lefka Ori divided by water rights and by wounds left over from World War II...Fr. DIMITRIOS, following his grandfather’s way as Vraho’s village priest for reasons he has yet to discover... Into this world comes DOUGLAS WATKINS, mindlessly slipping down the path of easy opportunity, with no thought of goals or ethics or consequences, and no one’s life remains unchanged.". First Edition. Softcover. New Book from Publisher.

$27.00

The Pale Surface of Things
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The Pale Surface of Things

By Bennett, Janey

Victoria BC: Hopeace Press, 2007. "CRETE - an archaeologist’s dream-land, with sedimentary layers of oppressors and resisters...LEFKA ORI, the fabled white mountains, where people in trouble have fled for centuries...VRAHO, a village on Lefka Ori divided by water rights and by wounds left over from World War II...Fr. DIMITRIOS, following his grandfather’s way as Vraho’s village priest for reasons he has yet to discover... Into this world comes DOUGLAS WATKINS, mindlessly slipping down the path of easy opportunity, with no thought of goals or ethics or consequences, and no one’s life remains unchanged.". First Edition. Softcover. New Book from Publisher.

$27.00

The Minoan : a World Epic from Ancient Crete to Prehistoric America

By Michalaros, Demetrios

Chicago: Athene Editions , 1958. Poem by Greek-American writer based on the legends of Minoan Crete.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$15.00

The Minoan : a World Epic from Ancient Crete to Prehistoric America

By Michalaros, Demetrios

Chicago: Athene Editions , 1958. Poem by Greek-American writer based on the legends of Minoan Crete.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$15.00

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