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The Greek Passion (UK title "Christ Recrucified ")

By Kazantzakis,Nikos

New York: Simon & Schuster., 1954 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." Stated First Printing. ,Neat tight copy, slight stain on outside of cover and dj . 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Trans. Jonathan Griffin.

$35.00

The Third Wedding (To Trito Stephani)

By Taktsis,Costas [Kóstas Takhtsís]

New York: Red Dust, 1971 A gloriously entertaining celebration of the survival skills and spirit of Greek women during WW II and in the aftermath. An exceptionally crisp copy - looks unread, tiny chip on dj, . 1st US Ed... Hard Cover. As New/Near Fine - Slight Chip. Illus. by Trans.Leslie Finer.

$50.00

The Birthday Party
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The Birthday Party

By Karnezis, Panos

Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007 It is the summer of 1975. An Onassis-like tycoon is nearing the end of his life. When he finds out that his daughter, with whom he's having a problematic relationship, is pregnant by a man he does not approve of, he has a birthday party for her on his private island, secretly intending to persuade her to end the pregnancy: a doctor is standing by to perform the procedure on the spot. The story starts on the morning of the party before the guests arrive and ends the following day when all the guests are gone. The novel intersperses the events that take place before, during and after the party with flashbacks to the tycoon's rise to wealth and fame, from his childhood in Asia Minor in the 1920s to old age, via Buenos Aires, New York, London and Paris.. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hard Cover. New/New.

$27.50

Zorba the Greek

By Kazantzakis,Nikos

New York: Ballantine, 1965 "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:". Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Trans. Carl Wildman.

$5.00

The Birthday Party
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The Birthday Party

By Karnezis, Panos

Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007 It is the summer of 1975. An Onassis-like tycoon is nearing the end of his life. When he finds out that his daughter, with whom he's having a problematic relationship, is pregnant by a man he does not approve of, he has a birthday party for her on his private island, secretly intending to persuade her to end the pregnancy: a doctor is standing by to perform the procedure on the spot. The story starts on the morning of the party before the guests arrive and ends the following day when all the guests are gone. The novel intersperses the events that take place before, during and after the party with flashbacks to the tycoon's rise to wealth and fame, from his childhood in Asia Minor in the 1920s to old age, via Buenos Aires, New York, London and Paris.. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hard Cover. New/New.

$27.50

A Naked Girl

By Athanassiades,Nikos

New York: Orion Press, 1968 "In telling this curious,evocative and deeply movong tale, Nikos Athanassiades brilliantly captures the drama of the sea and the drama of Greece : it is a work of striking originality."(usual marks). 1st.US Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Price Clipped. Illus. by Trans. Stephanos Zotos. Ex-Library.

$10.00

Me Tin Pnoi Tou Anemou (At the Wind's Breath)

By Polyrákis, Giórgos [Polyrakis, Yorghos]

Athens: Ekdoseis Psychogios, 2003 "Isabella Lambrinou is young, assertive, beautiful and rich. She will fall madly in love with Takis, but will experience situations which will convince her that no matter what you do, you can't change the past, you have to live with it till the end of your days. " Donor inscriptoin on fep, else near fine. Reprint.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$35.00

Saint Francis : A Novel (Alternative Title "God's Pauper")

By Kazantzakis,Nikos

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1962 First Edition, Second Printing.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Trans. Peter A.Bien.

$50.00

Tha Xanárthoun ta Chelidónia

By Papadaki, Alkyoni

Athens: Kalentis, 2015 Yung Olanthi trying to survive in a society of contrasts, where hardness stands next to compassion, laughter comes along with tears, hate nestles next to love. lives and hopes in a world full of suffering. Numerous individuals and lives intersect to form a continuous narrative, each with its own history.composing a novel that reflects a world that lives and acts in a time of deep crisis the author unfolds the characters and their destiny like the thread of Ariadne.. 1st Greek Ed... French Wraps. New Book from Greece.

$37.50

Antistrophe Diadromi

By Polyrákis, Giórgos [Polyrakis, Yorghos]

Athens: Ekdoseis Psychogios, 2014 The evening reception for the opening of the Olympic Games of Athens 2004, MP and old gold medalist Dimitri Angelou meets the tycoon Miltiadis Konstantinou and explosive daughter, Yvonne. Their meeting will be the beginning of a stormy relationship. Now, nine years later, things have changed dramatically.. 1st Greek Ed... French Wraps. New Book from Greece.

$47.50

He Megali Litaneia

By Karagatsi, M [Pseud. Dimitris Rodopoulos]

Athens: Vivliopoleion tes Hestias I.D. Kollarou, Undated vintage copy [ ? c 1950?] . 313p. illus. Text complete and clean, but original papers wraps are shabby and slightly stained.. First Thus.. Original Wraps. Good.

$10.00

Einai Glentzes, Pinei Gala

By Papadopoulos, Lefteris

Athens: Kastaniotis, 2006 Stories, memories ,poems, songs and also an unpublished short story by Antonis Samarakis: "Street Fokaias 18" 412p.. 1st Greek Edition.. French Wraps. Near Fine.

$22.50

He Kyria Koula

By Koumandareas, Menis (Koumantaréas, Ménis)

Athens: Ekdoseis Kedros, 1978 Two strangers meet on the train .How to fall in love? Especially when one is a woman mature, conservative, and the other young, wacky student? What unites the route from Thissio in Kifissia with stopovers Monastiraki where Koula rises, and Agios Nikolaos, where Mimis has a studio? Text neat and complete, but usual library marks and slight wear to cover. 78p.. 1st Greek Ed... French Wraps. Good>Very Good. Ex-Library.

$15.00

Stathes Stathas : Anagnostiko D Demotikou

By Myrivilis,Stratis & Andreadou, Demosthenes

Athens: To Vima, 2013 Fascimile of the classic children's school book originally published in 1934 by Ekdotikos Oikos Demetrakou.. Facsimile Edition.. Decorative Hardcover. New Book from Greece.

$30.00

Astradeni (IN GREEK)

By Fakinou, Eugenia

Athens: Ekdoseis Kedros, 1982 Young Astradeni moves from her safe, familiar life on the island of Symi to the confusion and dangers of Athens.. 1st Greek Edition.. Original Wraps. Very Good.

$50.00

Smooth Sailing,Rough Sailing : Two Stories of the Sea

By Callergis, Anthony

New York: Vantage Press, 1989 Anthony Callergis was a retired sea captain born in Greece c.1899. The book contains two stories : "The Last Voyage of Captain Spiro" and "My Bosun, Pavlo.". 1st.US Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good, Slightly Scuffed.

$55.00

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 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

Mikra Anglia

By Karystiani, Ioanna

Athens: Kastaniotis, 2013 Original Title "Mikra Anglia" now translated into English." Set on the breathtaking island of Andros, "The Jasmine Isle" one of the finest literary achievements in contemporary Greek literature. . the story of the beautiful Orsa Saltaferos, sentenced to marry a man she doesn't love and to watch while the man she does love weds another. Movie released December 2013.. Reissue.. French Wraps. New Book from Greece.

$40.00

The Marriage

By Xanthaki, Vassa Solomou

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey, 2010 Vassa Solomou Xanthakis novella The Marriage is considered to be a small classic of Greek literature, a work that is distinguished by the immediacy and freshness of its language while retaining a deep sensibility to traditional life in rural Greece. First published in 1975, it has been reprinted in Greek numerous times. In 1994 it was staged as a play with enormous success by the Thessalian Theatre Company . The subject of this book is simple: the wedding customs and songs of the village of Ambelakia in Thessaly as lived and experienced in one particular marriage, that of Lenaki and Nikolas. But after the weeklong wedding ceremonies are over the magical bridal veil of those days is slowly drawn back and, in unadorned contrast to those customs and celebrations, the realities of life begin to impose themselves. This fading away of enchantment together with the role played by the nuptial mystery in the subsequent course of the couple's lives was my ultimate theme. Within the restraints imposed by the bonds of marriage I wanted to search again for the mystical veins of tradition, especially in the figure of the woman of the countryside .It is not accidental that a book such as this was written in the second half of the 20th century, when inconsistency and instability have tended to be the norm. . . . That is why I wanted to return to the sources, to the essential world of Hellenism, not in order to write yet another edifying description of the customs and manners of a peoplea so-called return to the rootsbut so as to engender a sense of awe at the power of those roots. I also wanted to describe the simple and primeval wisdom which is born of need and which with compelling exactness legislates the daily demands of that need. Lenaki herself was horrified by the weight of what had been inflicted on her by the past . because of her innate nobility she was able to win through. This edition of The Marriage has an introduction to Ambelakia by Andonis Karkayiannis and includes the words of the Ambelakiote wedding songs in Greek.. 1st Greek Ed... Soft Cover. New from Publisher.

$20.00

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