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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 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. These stories recall the masters of the form - the wit and sophisticated playfulness of Saki and the primal fatalism of Prosper Merimee - but they are utterly original and prove that Karnezis is one of the freshest new voices in English fiction. Panos Karnezis was born in Greece in 1967. He moved to England in 1992 to study engineering, and worked in industry before he started to write. He was awarded an M.A. in Creative Writing by the University of East Anglia. He lives in Oxford. 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 (much like de Bernières's Corelli's Mandolin). . 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

To Daimonio : a Novel

By Theotocas, George [Theotokas]

Montreal: McGill Companions to Modern Greek Studies, 1971. Series B Volume 1 in the "McGill Companions to Modern Greek Studies" series . Contains the text in Greek with extensive notes and explanations in English by Anne Farmakides. 198p. glossary. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. New Book from Publisher. Illus. by Edited By Anne Farmakides.

$25.00

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

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

Keimena Neoellenikes Logotechnias [G Lykeiou]

By Gregoriades, N (and others)

Athens: Organismos Ekdoseos Didaktikon Biblion. Athens. 1979 Oganismos Ekdoseos Didaktikon Biblion, 1985. Anthology of greek literature/ short stories for use in Greek high Schools. 435p. illus (col) . Soft Cover. Very Good.

$15.00

Poems

By Seferis,George (Giorgios Seferiades

London: Bodley Head, 1960. From the collection of the Canadian sculptor Dora de Pedery-Hunt . 1st UK Edition. Original Wraps. Fine. Illus. by Translated By Rex Warner.

$25.00

Poems

By Seferis,George (Giorgios Seferiades

London: Bodley Head, 1964. .. Reprint. Original Wraps. Near Fine. Illus. by Translated By Rex Warner.

$15.00

Poems

By Seferis,George (Giorgios Seferiades

Boston: Atlantic Little,Brown, 1964. Text clean and tight, but cover is slightly soiled and with some yellow tape shadows inside back cover. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Translated By Rex Warner.

$10.00

Histories tes Tsepes

By Papandreou, Nikos

Athens: Ekdoseis Kastaniotis, 2007. Collection of essays and commentaries. 220p. . 1st Greek Ed.. French Wraps. New Book from Greece.

$35.00

Apanta Ta Poiemata

By Vizyenos, Georgios

Athens: Papyros, 1996. Georgios Vizyenos (1849-1896) . Reissue. Laminated Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket (as issued).

$27.00

Hellenes Pezographoi

By Chares, Petros [ed]

Athens: Hestia, 1960. Stories by Alexandros Papadiamantes, Giannes Vlachogiannes, A. Karkavitsas, Gregorios Xenopoulos, Kostes Palamas, Konstantinos Chatzopoulos, Paulos Nirvanas, Zacharias Papantoniou, Ion Dragoumes, Kostas Ouranes. [undated maybe 1960? first published 1954] 256p. Unread copy - pages uncut - some slight wear to paper wraps, else fine.. 2nd Edition. French Wraps. Near Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$18.00

Leonis

By Theotokas, George

Minneapolis MN: Nostos NEW - Will be sent to you direct from the publisher. Translated from the Greek by Donald E. Martin, with a preface by Theofanis G. Stavrou; an acclaimed novel by George Theotakis, one of the 'generation of the thirties' which included Seferis and Elytis; the novel is set in Constantinople on the eve of WWI, and concerns the experiences of a sensitive young man coming of age in the era of the Great War; being volume 13 of the excellent series Nostos Books on Modern Greek History and Culture. . 1st.US Edition. Hard Cover. New/New.

$35.00

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