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Achilles' Fiancee

By Zei, Alki

Athens: Kedros (Modern Greek Writers), 1991. The scene is Paris, sometime after the 1967 military coup in Greece. Eleni, together with a group of her friends and fellow political exiles, finds herself working as an extra in a French film: The Horror Train. It is not the first time Eleni has been caught up in a deadly drama, nor is it her first ride on a "horror train." As the director waves his arms, shouting directions and re-shouting the sequence, Eleni's mind wanders to her first train ride: "Athens-Piraeus. My first big trip by train. - You're Eleni? I'm Achilles. They don't ask which Achilles. One name is enough..." For the rest of her life, Eleni will be "Achilles' Fiancee," fiancee of the guerilla leader, the brave, handsome kapetanios whose code-name is Achilles. In the demonstrations against the German occupiers of Greece, in prison where she waits for a death sentence during the post-war persecution of suspected leftists, in exile in Tashkent where the exiled Greek communists fight amongst themselves, and finally in Paris. But somewhere along the way Eleni becomes an indepentent character with a mind of her own. As she begins to doubt the slogans that she fought for when she was a blind follower of leaders like her fiance. Eleni involves us in her own private world of self-discovery. It is a woman's world, where human warmth and friendships matter more than abstract ideals. The Greek word for a novel is mythistorema, a word that combines "myth" and "history." In her story of a young woman's struggle to survive through an extraordinary period of Greek history Alki Zei has woven the threads of her own quasi-mythical life into the stuff of history. The result is a compelling and beautiful novel that opens a new window on modern Greek history.. First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by [Translated By Gail Holst-Warhaft].

$17.50

He Enedra : Antistasiaka Diegemata

By Pentelikos, Petros

Athens: Mneme, 1986. Pages uncut untrimmed. 1st Greek Edition. Softcover. Very Good.

$20.00

He Enedra : Antistasiaka Diegemata

By Pentelikos, Petros

Athens: Mneme, 1986. Pages uncut untrimmed. 1st Greek Edition. Softcover. Very Good.

$20.00

When The Tree Sings

By Haviaras, Stratis

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984. "Set in German-occupied Greece during WW II, this spare, elegant, often emotionally shattering novel tells the story of a young mans emergence into manhood in a land of tyranny.". 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped. Illus. by Drawings By Fred Marcellino.

$20.00

Ho Phrachtes

By Tsikopoulos, Kostas

Athens: Kostas Tsikopoulos, 1975. Aphierontai stin ethniki antistase. Clean tight copy in library binding. Minor signs of library ownership [Not in Worldcat] . 1st Greek Edition. Rebound Copy. Very Good.

$20.00

The Marked Men

By Fakinos,Aris

New York: Liveright, 1973. "At the height of the Greek Civil War,a lost nationalist army patrol seeks refuge in Doliani, a small village in the rugged Macedonian mountains, decimated by an endless stream of invading armies - Bulgarians,Italians,Germans, and finally their fellow Greeks...... (it) is a pentrating indictment of the current regime in Greece as well,for many of those now in power appear in the novel.. "in 1966, while embroiled in a political trial, Fakinos dramatically proved existence of a 'generals' plot' to establish a Greek military dictatorship by force. When the predicted coup d'etat occurred on April 21, 1967, he fled Greece with the unfinished manuscript of this book". First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Trans. Jacqueline Lapidus.

$20.00

The Heroic Age

By Haviaras, Stratis

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984. 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine.

$20.00

Aspects of Civil War : McGill Companions to Modern Greek Studies

By Beratis,Giannis; Petros Haris, Dimitris Hatzis, Spyros Plaskovitis, Stratis Tsirkas

Montreal: McGill Companions to Modern Greek Studies, 1987. Series B # 6 in the "McGill Companions to Modern Greek Studies"series . Contains material by Giannis Beratis, Petros Haris, Dimitris Hatzis, Spyros Plaskovitis, Stratis Tsirkas. with extensive notes and explanations in English. 202p. map. 1st Can Ed. Soft Cover. New Book from Publisher. Illus. by Edited By Dorothy Gregory .

$20.00

Aspects of Civil War : McGill Companions to Modern Greek Studies

By Beratis,Giannis; Petros Haris, Dimitris Hatzis, Spyros Plaskovitis, Stratis Tsirkas

Montreal: McGill Companions to Modern Greek Studies, 1987. Series B # 6 in the "McGill Companions to Modern Greek Studies"series . Contains material by Giannis Beratis, Petros Haris, Dimitris Hatzis, Spyros Plaskovitis, Stratis Tsirkas. with extensive notes and explanations in English. 202p. map. 1st Can Ed. Soft Cover. New Book from Publisher. Illus. by Edited By Dorothy Gregory .

$25.00

Aspects of Civil War : McGill Companions to Modern Greek Studies

By Beratis,Giannis; Petros Haris, Dimitris Hatzis, Spyros Plaskovitis, Stratis Tsirkas

Montreal: McGill Companions to Modern Greek Studies, 1987. Series B # 6 in the "McGill Companions to Modern Greek Studies"series . Contains material by Giannis Beratis, Petros Haris, Dimitris Hatzis, Spyros Plaskovitis, Stratis Tsirkas. with extensive notes and explanations in English. 202p. map. 1st Can Ed. Soft Cover. New Book from Publisher. Illus. by Edited By Dorothy Gregory .

$25.00

Aspects of Civil War : McGill Companions to Modern Greek Studies

By Beratis,Giannis; Petros Haris, Dimitris Hatzis, Spyros Plaskovitis, Stratis Tsirkas

Montreal: McGill Companions to Modern Greek Studies, 1987. Series B # 6 in the "McGill Companions to Modern Greek Studies"series . Contains material by Giannis Beratis, Petros Haris, Dimitris Hatzis, Spyros Plaskovitis, Stratis Tsirkas. with extensive notes and explanations in English. 202p. map. 1st Can Ed. Soft Cover. New Book from Publisher. Illus. by Edited By Dorothy Gregory .

$25.00

Wings for Nikias : A Story of the Greece of Today

By Blackstock,Josephine

New York: Putnam, 1942. Chhildren's story of young a young village boy in wartime Greece who wanted to learn to fly. Foreword by Cimon Diamantopoulos, minister of Greece 181p. illus (and illustrated endpapers) . Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear. Illus. by Drawings By Rafaello Busoni .

$25.00

When The Tree Sings

By Haviaras, Stratis

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984. "Set in German-occupied Greece during WW II, this spare, elegant, often emotionally shattering novel tells the story of a young mans emegence into manhood in a land of tyranny." (Minor signs of library ownership). 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good,Slight Chips & Tears. Illus. by Drawings By Fred Marcellino. Ex-Library.

$13.00

The Longest Night: Chronicle of a Dead City

By Haris, Petros

Minneapolis MN: Nostos, 1985. NEW - Will be sent to you direct from the publisher. Translated from the original greek by Theodore Sampson.The nine short stories in The Longest Night recreate the second world war atmosphere in Greece in general and Athens in particular during the grim years of the German occupation of that country. Eight of the stories focus on the fate of Athens, and, as the subtitle of the volume suggests, it amounts to "chronicle of a dead city" which opens with the description of the German troops entering Athens and ends with an account of their inglorious departure. It is the story of the suffering endured by he Greek people, especially those residing in Athens and their struggle to regain their freedom.. 1st.US Edition. New.

$25.00

The Longest Night: Chronicle of a Dead City

By Haris, Petros

Minneapolis MN: Nostos, 1985. NEW - Will be sent to you direct from the publisher. Translated from the original greek by Theodore Sampson.The nine short stories in The Longest Night recreate the second world war atmosphere in Greece in general and Athens in particular during the grim years of the German occupation of that country. Eight of the stories focus on the fate of Athens, and, as the subtitle of the volume suggests, it amounts to "chronicle of a dead city" which opens with the description of the German troops entering Athens and ends with an account of their inglorious departure. It is the story of the suffering endured by he Greek people, especially those residing in Athens and their struggle to regain their freedom.. 1st.US Edition. New.

$25.00

The Double Darkness

By Fenton,Edward

New York: Curtis Books, 1947. Novel of death and fear and betrayal in Athens during the Civil war.(this copy in poor condition - pages loose in wrappers). Pbk. Poor.

$4.00

When The Tree Sings

By Haviaras, Stratis

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984. "Set in German-occupied Greece during WW II, this spare, elegant, often emotionally shattering novel tells the story of a young mans emegence into manhood in a land of tyranny." (may have remainder mark). 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped. Illus. by Drawings By Fred Marcellino.

$20.00

The Fratricides
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The Fratricides

By Kazantzakis,Nikos

London: Faber & Faber, 1979. Kazantzakis' last novel." The subject is the Greek Civil War : the Communists and the Monarchists are tearing each other to pieces, brother is killing brother and whole villages decimating themselves in an endless succession of murders. The heros one of Nikos Kazantzakis most powerful creations : Father Yanaros the Christ-like priest of a small Greek village whose own son is fighting in the parched mountains and who sees his people descending deeper and deeper into savagery. "254p. . Reprint. Pbk. Near Fine. Illus. by Trans. Athena Gianakas Dallas.

$7.00

The Heroic Age

By Haviaras, Stratis

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984. 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$20.00

The Heroic Age

By Haviaras, Stratis

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984. (may have remainder mark). 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$15.00

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