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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

Freedom or Death

By Kazantzakis, Nikos

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1956. Original Title "O Kapetan Michalis" The author of Zorba the Greek; The Greek Passion; has built his new novel on a heroic scale and set it on the island of Crete. It is a suppressed people. In 1897 the Greek Christians rose up in arms against the tyranny of the Turkish conquerors, in 1913 the island finally reunited with the Greek motherland. The provocations, the guerrilla warfare and the detonationn of the forces of liberty are the main subjects of this book. Freedom or Death is the banner and the battle cry of the Greek Patriots. Introduction by A Den Doolard. 435p.. 1st US Ed.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Trans. Jonathan Griffin.

$45.00

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

Forever Ulysses (UK title : "No Innocent Abroad")

By Rodocanachi,C.P. (Trans.Patrick Leigh Fermor)

New York: Viking Press, 1938. Picaresque novel of poor boy from Cephalonia who made his fortune in Africa. First published in the UK as "No Innocent Abroad" " C. P. Rodocanachi's Forever Ulysses recast the ancient epic to suit modern times. The hero was a combination of Homer's great wanderer and Sir Basil Zaharoff, an adventurous and successful entrepreneur, equal in cunning to his prototype, he covered the world in his travels." (This may be a first US edition, but the there is no DJ present to confirm that status since the book club editon has the same title page ) . Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$25.00

The Marriage

By Xanthaki, Vassa Solomou

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey, 2010. Vassa Solomou Xanthaki’s 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 people—a so-called return to the roots—but 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

The Unfathomable Walk Of a Bullet [IN World Literature Today : March-April 2010]

By Skargas, Gianni

Norman, OK: World Literature Today, 2010. Short story based on the shooting in Athens of Alexandros Gregoropoulos in December 2009. Published in World Literature Today : March-April 2010 [pp41-43] . First Thus. Original Wraps. Very Good. Periodical/Magazine.

$9.00

Monopatia tis Mnemis / Paths of Memory

By Camatsos, Efrosini

Athens: Livanis, 2011. It is the story of a woman. Matina, a dark complexioned girl dancing in the street. Shaking her hips in a sensual, erotic dance that every woman wanted to dance and maybe did behind closed doors, but never out in the world, never in front of the eyes of foreigners. . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$32.00

Monopatia tis Mnemis / Paths of Memory

By Camatsos, Efrosini

Athens: Livanis, 2011. It is the story of a woman. Matina, a dark complexioned girl dancing in the street. Shaking her hips in a sensual, erotic dance that every woman wanted to dance and maybe did behind closed doors, but never out in the world, never in front of the eyes of foreigners. . 1st Greek Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Greece.

$32.00

The Jasmine Isle
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The Jasmine Isle

By Karystiani, Ioanna

New York: Europa Editions Inc, 2006. Original Title "Mikra Anglia" 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. Born on Crete, Ioanna Karystiani has written several novels and the screenplays for "The Brides," directed by Pandelis Vulgaris and produced by Martin Scorsese, and "Estrella mi vida," directed by Costa Gavras. 282 p.. French Wraps. Fine. Illus. by Trans.Eleftheriou, Michael.

$15.00

The Marriage

By Xanthaki, Vassa Solomou

Limni,Evvia,Greece: Denise Harvey, 2010. Vassa Solomou Xanthaki’s 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 people—a so-called return to the roots—but 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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