Deep Blue Almost Black: Selected Fiction (Hardback)
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Deep Blue Almost Black: Selected Fiction (Hardback)

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Hardback 116 Pages / Published: 20/05/1997
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In settings both rural and urban, and ranging across time from World War II to the present, Thanassis Valtinos contrasts the cheap and popular side of twentieth century Greece with the enduring sense of history of a proud and dignified people. With vivid language and powerful imagery, Valtinos addresses the major dislocations of three generations of Greeks in the face of profound political, social, and cultural change. Disillusioned urbanites and simple farmers alike are affected by the coups and political pressures of contemporary Greece, while at the same time they are moved by the primitive Greece of visions, ghostly apparitions and of saints' shrines in olive groves.

Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810114906
Number of pages: 116
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 235 x 146 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Masterful . . . language and an unusually keen insight into the contemporary sensibility of his people." --Edmund Keeley

"Valtinos is light of touch, clear, precise, lucid. The story is clear on the page, undistorted by the prose of its telling. . . . This must be one of the best prose translations of the century." --Harvard Review

"Thanks to an idiosyncratic, always intriguing, and consistently challenging literary discourse, Thanassis Valtinos has established himself as the most successful and innovative contemporary Greek storyteller." --Modern Greek Studies

-Masterful . . . language and an unusually keen insight into the contemporary sensibility of his people.- --Edmund Keeley

-Valtinos is light of touch, clear, precise, lucid. The story is clear on the page, undistorted by the prose of its telling. . . . This must be one of the best prose translations of the century.- --Harvard Review

-Thanks to an idiosyncratic, always intriguing, and consistently challenging literary discourse, Thanassis Valtinos has established himself as the most successful and innovative contemporary Greek storyteller.- --Modern Greek Studies

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