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A Poet's Journal : Days Of 1945-1951

By Seferis,George (Giorgios Seferiades

Cambridge,MA: Belknap Press/Harvard U.P., 1974. Introduction by Walter Kaiser. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Trans. Athan Anagnostopoulos.

$15.00

Allos Pos : 13 Anathymemata Stin Gwendolyn McEwen

By Ziatas, Christos

Toronto: Deca Publications, 1996. Allos Pos : 13 Anathymemata Stin Gwendolyn McEwen. 30p. . 1st.Can Ed... Original Wraps. Very Good.

$20.00

He Ismeria Ton Eskimoon (IN GREEK)

By Ziatas, Christos

Toronto: Deca Publications, 1990. Colophon states that "To skedio sto exophyllo einai tis Kyprias, Salomes Loukas. To skitso stin prometopida einai tou Xr.Ziatas" This copy purchased from the printer is unbound , and is in slightly larger format than the copies issued later. The sketch by the author is also slightly larger and some of the preliminary pages are diffreeent . Unpaginated. Proof Copy ?. Original Wraps. Very Good.

$25.00

He Ismeria Ton Eskimoon (IN GREEK)

By Ziatas, Christos

Toronto: Deca Publications, 1990. 1st.Can Ed... Original Wraps. Near Fine.

$20.00

Allos Pos : 13 Anathymemata Stin Gwendolyn McEwen

By Ziatas, Christos

Toronto: Deca Publications, 1996. Allos Pos : 13 Anathymemata Stin Gwendolyn McEwen. 30p. . 1st.Can Ed... Original Wraps. Very Good.

$20.00

Allos Pos : 13 Anathymemata Stin Gwendolyn McEwen

By Ziatas, Christos

Toronto: Deca Publications, 1996. Allos Pos : 13 Anathymemata Stin Gwendolyn McEwen. 30p. . 1st.Can Ed... Original Wraps. Very Good.

$20.00

O Vasilias Kanarini :'H He Dolophonia Tou Leonta Tou E : Drama Se Tries Praxeis IN GREEK)

By Ziatas, Christos

Toronto: Deca Publications, 2003. 126p.. 1st.Can Ed... Original Wraps. Near Fine.

$20.00

The Spiritual Odyssey of Nikos Kazantzakis

By Friar,Kimon

Minneapolis MN: Nostos Edited with an introduction by Theofanis G. Stavrou. Through "The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel" and "The Saviors of God" (books he translated into English), Friar describes the "essence of the thought and spiritual struggle of Kazantzakis". Also, included in this small volume are some letters from Kazantzakis to Friar and critical comments on "The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel" NEW - Will be sent to you direct from the publisher. 1st.US Ed.. New Book from Publisher.

$40.00

O Geros : Digema

By Simitzi, Antoni

Athens: A. Simitzi, 1962. Crisp untrimmmed /uncut copy [No copy in WorldCat]. 1st Greek Edition. French Wraps. Near Fine.

$20.00

Little Infamies: Stories
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Little Infamies: Stories

By Karnezis, Panos

New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux., 2003. Cunning, fantastical tales about a Greek village of the imagination, from a startling new talent. Panos Karnezis's remarkable stories are all set in the same nameless Greek village. His characters are the people who live there - the priest, the whore, the doctor, the seamstress, the mayor and the occasional animal: a centaur, a parrot that recites Homer, a horse called History. Their lives intersect, as lives do in a small place, and they know each other's secrets: the hidden crimes, the mysteries, the little infamies that men commit. Karnezis observes his villagers with a worldly eye, and creates a place where magic invariably loses out to harsh reality, a place full of passion, cruelty, and deep reserves of black humor. Nineteen debut stories reflect daily life in a Greek village over many years. Greece, first of all, is a nation of villages - from the sooty neighborhoods of Athens down to the tiny place ("so poor it doesn't have a name") that's the epicenter of these tales. The first-time author (a Greek engineer living in Britain) knows the brusque clannishness of his native land and conveys the rhythms and tempers of its life with a deft touch. "Another Day on Pegasus," for example, is told from the perspective of a bus driver: a sort of Greek Ralph Kramden who argues with his conductor, insults (or flirts with) his passengers, and manages despite the odds to keep his bus ("Pegasus") running from day to day. Greek bureaucracy is portrayed in its harshest light in "Jeremiad," about the unhappy fate of an old man who gets to the Pension Office late and dies in the waiting room before his claim is settled. Shadows of the classical age stretch into the present in "Circus Attraction" and "Cassandra Is Gone," both about the career of a centaur who becomes the star attraction of a flyblown rural circus and falls in love with the tattooed lady (who may or may not be the original Cassandra of Agamemnon). "A Classical Education" (a small-town clerk's attempts to teach Homer to his parrot) has a Flaubertian tone to it, while "Sacrifice" (a brief sketch of a father and son who slaughter a murderous cow) has a bitter tensity reminiscent of Chekhov. The finest piece, "Immortality," is an elegiac, almost mystical account of villagers in the early 20th century as they beg a waylaid photographer to "make us live forever" by taking their picture. Fine and true: Karnezis breathes fresh life into traditional Greek society without mocking or sanitizing it.. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$35.00

Aiolian Land [Aioloki Ge]

By Venezis,Elias [Elias Mellos)

Montreal: McGill Companions to Modern Greek Studies, 1986. Series B in the "McGill Companions to Modern Greek Studies"series . Contains the text of "Aioloke Ge" in Greek with extensive notes and explanations in English by Anne Farmakides and contributions by Diana Hass & Maria Tolis .xiv, 381 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm. . Rev Ed.. Soft Cover. New Book from Publisher. Illus. by Edited By Anne Farmakides & Anne-Marie Farmakides.

$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.

$30.00

Little Infamies: Stories

By Karnezis, Panos

London: Vintage, 2003. Cunning, fantastical tales about a Greek village of the imagination, from a startling new talent. Panos Karnezis's remarkable stories are all set in the same nameless Greek village. His characters are the people who live there - the priest, the whore, the doctor, the seamstress, the mayor and the occasional animal: a centaur, a parrot that recites Homer, a horse called History. Their lives intersect, as lives do in a small place, and they know each other's secrets: the hidden crimes, the mysteries, the little infamies that men commit. Karnezis observes his villagers with a worldly eye, and creates a place where magic invariably loses out to harsh reality, a place full of passion, cruelty, and deep reserves of black humor. Nineteen debut stories reflect daily life in a Greek village over many years. Greece, first of all, is a nation of villages - from the sooty neighborhoods of Athens down to the tiny place ("so poor it doesn't have a name") that's the epicenter of these tales. The first-time author (a Greek engineer living in Britain) knows the brusque clannishness of his native land and conveys the rhythms and tempers of its life with a deft touch. "Another Day on Pegasus," for example, is told from the perspective of a bus driver: a sort of Greek Ralph Kramden who argues with his conductor, insults (or flirts with) his passengers, and manages despite the odds to keep his bus ("Pegasus") running from day to day. Greek bureaucracy is portrayed in its harshest light in "Jeremiad," about the unhappy fate of an old man who gets to the Pension Office late and dies in the waiting room before his claim is settled. Shadows of the classical age stretch into the present in "Circus Attraction" and "Cassandra Is Gone," both about the career of a centaur who becomes the star attraction of a flyblown rural circus and falls in love with the tattooed lady (who may or may not be the original Cassandra of Agamemnon). "A Classical Education" (a small-town clerk's attempts to teach Homer to his parrot) has a Flaubertian tone to it, while "Sacrifice" (a brief sketch of a father and son who slaughter a murderous cow) has a bitter tensity reminiscent of Chekhov. The finest piece, "Immortality," is an elegiac, almost mystical account of villagers in the early 20th century as they beg a waylaid photographer to "make us live forever" by taking their picture. Fine and true: Karnezis breathes fresh life into traditional Greek society without mocking or sanitizing it.. First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$10.00

Seven Times the Ring

By Kapantae, Ismene V. (Ismini)

Montreal: McGill Companions to Modern Greek Studies, 1994. "McGill Companions to Modern Greek Studies"series Series B, # 9. Contains the text in Greek of "Epta Phores Ta Daktylidi "( a collection of short stories set in different periods and places in Greek history) with extensive notes, questions glossary and explanations in English by Anne Farmakides & Anne-Marie Farmakides xiv, 190p.. . 1st Can Ed. Soft Cover. New Book from Publisher. Illus. by Trans.Anne Farmakides.

$25.00

The Maze
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The Maze

By Karnezis, Panos

New York: Picador, 2004. First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. Fine.

$12.00

Aegean Review Number 4, Spring-Summer 1988

By Aegean Review

New York: Wire Press, 1988. "A magazine full of first-class essays, fiction, interviews,poetry, photography and art by Greeks and non-Greeks who have been touched by the Muse" This issue includes contributions by Ken Waino, Alice Bloom, David Solway, Peter Mackridge, Fred A. Reed, Graham Binns and an interview with Melina Mercouri. 80p. illus. First Thus. Original Wraps. Near Fine. Periodical/Magazine.

$20.00

Aegean Review Number 5 Fall/Winter 1988

By Aegean Review

New York: Wire Press, 1988. "A magazine full of first-class essays, fiction, interviews,poetry, photography and art by Greeks and non-Greeks who have been touched by the Muse" This issue contains contributions by Vassilis Alexakis. Frank J.Frost, Rachel Hadas, Gail Holst-Warhaft, Fred A Reed, William Schabas, Peter Selz, Dino Siotis, Manolis Stagakis, Constance Stellas, Yannis Yfantis. and an interview with Costa-Gavras by Dan Georgakas.80p. illus.. Original Wraps. Near Fine.

$20.00

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 has a triangular chip at rear. else near fine. Reprint. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips. Illus. by Trans. Jonathan Griffin.

$75.00

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

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

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