Βιβλίο
Greece Books and Writers

Συλλογικό έργο
Yorgos Aragis
Roderick Beaton
Aris Berlis
Georgia Farinou - Malamatari
Athena Georganta
Michalis Chryssanthopoulos
Christina Dounia
Euripides Garantoudis
Diana Haas
Vangelis Hadjivassiliou
Stefanos Kaklamanis
Ekaterini Koumarianou
Elisabeth Kotzia
Tina Lendari
Antonis Liakos
Ulrich Moennig
Vassilis Panayotopoulos
Costas Papageorgiou
Rania Polykandrioti
Alexis Politis
Lakis Proguidis
Yoryis Yatromanolakis
Dimitris Raftopoulos
Nora Skouteri
Katerina Tiktopoulou
Eleni Varopoulou
Nikos Vatopoulos
Mario Vitti
Joseph Vivilakis
Elisabeth Tsirimokou
Επιμελητής: Vangelis Hadjivassiliou
Επιμελητής: Stefanos Kaklamanis
Επιμελητής: Elisabeth Kotzia
Επιμελητής: Stavros Petsopoulos
Επιμελητής: Elisabeth Tsirimokou
Μεταφραστής: John Davis
Μεταφραστής: Alexandra Kapsalis
Μεταφραστής: Jane Assimakopoulos
Μεταφραστής: Anne-Marie Stanton-lfe
Επιμελητής: Yoryis Yatromanolakis
Αθήνα
Εθνικό Κέντρο Βιβλίου
Αριθμός Έκδοσης: 1
2001
σ. 259
Σχήμα: 34χ24
Δέσιμο: Μαλακό εξώφυλλο
ISBN: 978-960-7894-29-8
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Φωτογράφηση: ΝΑΙ
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Τιμή: 35.50€ Φ.Π.Α.: 6%
(Τελευταία Ενημέρωση: 16-11-2006)
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This book introduces the major works and authors in modern Greek literature from the 11th century to the present. The progress of Greek letters through the centuries, like that of the modern nation itself, has been neither smooth nor even. The nation has found itself alternately scaling great creative heights and plumbing the depths of cultural stagnation, with its impulse for creativity almost extinguished. However, this impulse was never entirely smothered, not even during the endless years of enslavement, the dark ages following the fall of Constantinople in 1453.
Modern Greek literature belongs to the wider family of modern European literature. However, there are many features of it, which distinguish it from the rest of the group. It is a literature which once featured prominently on the European literary scene, but today is, regrettably, regarded as one of the so-called "minor literatures", and the Greek language itself is a linguistic loner, relatively inaccessible to foreign readers. But however "marginal" it may have been at certain points in its development, it is a literature which has never isolated itself from the centre; indeed, it has been in constant dialogue with the literatures of other European nations. Moreover, the overwhelming Classical literary legacy and the inevitable "anxiety of influence" have at times worked against Greek writers; the separation of history and emotion has proved difficult to sustain.
The title of this book is self-explanatory: this is a book about books and writers, and thus prominent writers and their works provide the focus throughout. This volume does not aim to serve as a literary history in the conventional academic sense; rather, it seeks to recast the history of Greek letters in a fresher, more personal narrative, supported by a vast array of illustrations and photographic material. So while the various stages in the development of Greek literature are presented in a linear manner in parallel with modern history, "Greece, Books and Writers" regularly sidesteps the main historical narrative to make fascinating literary detours.