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MURDERESS, THE A SOCIAL TALE

Author: ALEXANDROS PAPADIAMANDIS ,translated by Liadain Sherrard #: 8755
From its first appearance in 1903 The Murderess has been regarded as Alexandros Papadiamandiss finest work. Set on his native island of Skiathos it tells the story of Hadoula, a widow with grown-up children, who has convinced herself that it is better little girls should leave this life when young so that they and their parents should not suffer the trials that inevitably would be inflicted on them by an inequitable society. In the throes of this misguided compassion she first murders her own granddaughter and afterwards finds herself set on a course she is unable to stop despite the promptings of her conscience and her awareness of the consequences.
Price: € 14.22 £ 11.39 $ 18.20

Trace in the Sand, A: A Tale of the Early Martyrs

Author: Trans. by Efrosyni Zisimou Robinson #: 8687
It is A.D. 274. Emperor Lucius Domitus Aurelianus rules the Roman Empire with the belief that no one is mightier than he and his gods. Kings tremble before him, and his subjects worship him as a new Jupiter, who holds the lives of men and nations in his hand. The Roman Peace means prosperity, security and happiness to the noble families of Rome.
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BOUNDLESS GARDEN, THE: SELECTED SHORT STORIES VOL. 1

Author: ALEXANDROS PAPADIAMANDIS #: 8554
Alexandros Papadiamandis (1851-1911) is arguably the best known and most important writer of prose fiction in Greece.
Price: € 28.58 £ 22.89 $ 36.58

SELECTED SHORT PLAYS

Author: COSTA MOURSELAS #: 5472
Price: € 12.91 £ 10.34 $ 16.52

WOUND OF GREECE, THE

Author: PHILIP SHERRARD #: 4550
The essays in this book are an attempt to indicate, through the lives and writings of Greeks themselves, something of their quality, as well as of the complexity of the forces (historical, cultural, social )which have helped to shape them.
Price: € 25.84 £ 20.69 $ 33.07

YANNIS RITSOS: SELECTED POEMS(1935-1989): A VOICE OF RESILIENCE AND HOPE

Author: GEORGE PILITSIS, TRANS, NOTES, INTRO AND COMMENTARY #: 4519
An anthology in Greek and English covering the full range of the poet`s work.
Price: € 28.71 £ 22.99 $ 36.75

MAKING A GARDEN ON A GREEK HILLSIDE

Author: Mary Jaqueline Tyrwhitt #: 4392
On a stony and arid hillside of Attica the Harvard university professor, town planner of international renown, and horticulturist Jaqueline Tyrwhitt (1905- 83) chose to make a garden.
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ROAD TO REMBETIKA Music of a Greek Sub-culture

Author: Gail Holst #: 4391
Rembetika, Greeces urban folk music, which became the basis for its present day popular bouzouki music, could be paralleled to the blues of America.
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ROAD TO REMBETIKA Music of a Greek Sub-culture

Author: Gail Holst #: 4390
Rembetika, Greeces urban folk music, which became the basis for its present day popular bouzouki music, could be paralleled to the blues of America.
Price: € 17.22 £ 13.79 $ 22.04

ISLES OF GREECE, THE

Author: Demetrios Capetanakis #: 4389
The seventeen poems in this monograph (written in English by the philosopher and literary critic Demetrios Capetanakis, who died in London of an incurable disease in 1944 at the age of 32) are described by John Lehmann as one of the most astonishing literary achievements I have ever come across. Introduction by Edith Sitwell
Price: € 7.17 £ 5.74 $ 9.18

ON THE GREEK STYLE: SELECTED ESSAYS ON POETRY AND HELLENISM

Author: GEORGE SEFERIS WITH INTRO. BY REX WARNER #: 4386
This is the only selection available in English of the essays of one of Greeces major poets, the nobel prize winner George Seferis.
Price: € 17.09 £ 13.69 $ 21.87

FAIR GREECE, SAD RELIC

#: 4385
This absorbing book presents the picture of Greece from the fall of Constantinople to the arrival of Byron as seen through the eyes of English poets, essayists and travellers, and shows that philhellenism has a much longer history than most people realize.
Price: € 27.27 £ 21.84 $ 34.90

PURSUIT OF GREECE, THE

#: 4384
An anthology selected by Philip Sherrard, with photographs by Dimitri. For Philip Sherrard the enigma of Greece has been virtually a lifelong preoccupation.
Price: € 25.71 £ 20.59 $ 32.91

DRAMA OF QUALITY, THE: SELECTED ESSAYS BY ZISSIMOS LORENZATOS

Author: ZISSIMOS LORENZATOS Trans. by Liadain Sherrard #: 4378
The author is generally acknowledged to be the most important living man of letters in Greece.
Price: € 19.96 £ 15.99 $ 25.55

GREEK QUINTET, A

Author: Selected and trans. by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard #: 4377
During the last hundred and more years the Greek world has produced a wealth of poetry that is as astonishing in its scope as it is in its vigour, and this anthology brings together a selection from the works of the five poets who may be said to take pride of place in substantiating this achievement. Two of them, George Seferis and Odysseus Elytis, are Nobel Laureates, Cavafy is certainly one of the most ubiquitous poets of our times, the oracular grandeur of Angelos Sikelianos companions him with W. B. Yeats, while Nikos Gatsos is a fine lyrical poet and song writer.
Price: € 18.53 £ 14.84 $ 23.72

PURPLE MANTLE, THE

Author: ALIKI KAFETZOPOULOU #: 4044
A stirring historical novel from Greece set in the time of the early martyrs (A.D. 303).
Price: € 17.22 £ 13.79 $ 22.04

DIONYSIUS SOLOMOS

Author: JENKINS, ROMILLY #: 3004
Dionysius Solomos (1798- 1857), who is often given the epithet of father of modern Greek poetry, endeavoured to forge an ideal for Greek poetry and for the Greek people that should be an expression of the highest purposes his spirit could conceive. This study of Solomoss life and work is written in a style that is acute and clear, and set off with a well-tempered wit.
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MARBLE THRESHING FLOOR, THE - STUDIES IN MODERN GREEK POETRY

Author: PHILIP SHERRARD #: 2801
Modern Greek poetry has behind it the awe-inspiring worlds of ancient Greece and Byzantium as well as the centuries old tradition of folk song and ballads.
Price: € 18.65 £ 14.94 $ 23.87

ANGELOS SIKELIANOS - SELECTED POEMS

Author: TRANS. & INTRO BY EDMUND KEELEY AND PHILIP SHERRARD #: 2798
Angelos Sikelianos (1884- 1951) was one of the major Greek poets of the 20th century. There are two main aspects to his poetry: the lyrical affirmation of the natural world and the vision of the seer who knows that the natural world is doomed to tragic suffering. Bilingual edition.
Price: € 17.09 £ 13.69 $ 21.87

EDGE OF THE WORLD, ON THE

Author: NIKOLAI LESKOV #: 65
Based on the true story of a Russian missionary bishop`s trip to Eastern Siberia. A delightful tale of adventure.
Price: € 14.35 £ 11.49 $ 18.37