AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART $ 6.25
by Dilys Powell, 236 pgs, 7x4.5, Paper
This book encompasses a great variety of scene, of character, of encounter. For everything is linked by the story of a single village, Perachoa, the background of a famous archaeological excavation; and the whole is illuminated by a deep knowledge and by an indestructible affection for the people of Greece.
AN ARISTOTLE "DOC" SOCARIDES MYSTERY: FEEDING FRENZY $ 16.90
by P. Kemprecos, 352 pgs, 5.8x8.5, Cloth
I felt the presence of something incredibly evil. The stink of musk and animal excrement was in my nostrils. Red eyes burned in the darkness. I could hear the scurrying of claws and the sound of high-pitched squeaks. Small furry bodies scampered across my hands.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT $ 12.95
by Nikos Kazantzakis, 232 pgs, 6x9, Illustrations, Map, Paper
Kazantzakis, known as the Homer of modern Greece, has drawn on both the rich tradition of Greek legend and the documented manuscripts from the archives of history to represent an Alexander in all his many-faceted images.
AT THE PALACE OF KNOSSOS $ 12.95
by N. Kazantzakis, 229 pgs, Paper
Blending historical fact and classical myth, the author transports the reader three thousand years into the past: the final days before the ancient kingdom of Minoan Crete is to be conquered and supplanted by the emerging city-state of Athens.
BEYOND OLYMPUS $ 7.25
by Chris Jecchinis, 219 pgs, 4.5x7.2, Paper
This is an account of the Greek resistance to the Nazi occupation in Athens & Mt. Olympus; a story of guerrilla warfare & sabotage. It is packed with action in a strange war behind enemy lines, fought from mountain hide-outs.
BEYOND THE AEGEAN $ 25.00
by Elia Kazan, 480 pgs, 6.2x9.2, Cloth
Kazan continues the commanding story of one immigrant's life. He follows Stavros as he returns to his homeland in 1919, as Greece prepares to reclaim Anatolia from the Turks. His life becomes entwined with one of the great tragedies of the 20th century-the downfall of Anatolia and the destruction of Smyrna.
BLOOD DANCE $ 22.80
by J.W. Brown, 258 pgs, 5.8x8.6, Cloth
This book is a vivid portrait of village life on a small Greek island. Here families are inbred, outsiders few and suspect, old women know everyone's business, and old men spend their days in the cafe. The heroine is a strong-willed young woman who imagines herself possessed and dreams of escaping to the mainland and beyond.
BROTHERS OF THE COSMOS $ 11.00
by Takis Phylactou, 50 pgs, 5.5x8, Paper
Carrying a message for humanity as it exists today, this book is sci-fi with a difference, sci-fi whose message is ultimate world peace, harmony, and understanding and the steps mankind must take to achieve it.
BURIED UNSUNG $ 12.95
by Z. Papanikolas, 331 pgs, 5.9x9, Paper
Louis Tikas was a union organizer killed in the battle between striking coal miners and state militia in Ludlow, Colorado in 1914. He stands for a whole generation of Greek immigrant workers who found themselves caught between the realities of industrial America and their aspirations for a better life.
THE COLLECTED STORIES P $ 14.90, C $ 29.50
by H. Petrakis, 359 pgs, 6.3x9.3
Here is .... the life and labor of three decades as a writer of fiction that leaves the reader wanting even more .... a culture, an ethnic heritage, a local setting and an ambiance into the realm of the universal.
THE CORONER'S ASSISTANT $ 11.00
by V. Vasilikos, 188 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Paper
A novel by the author of "Z".
THE CRETAN $ 35.00
by Pandelis Prevelakis, Cloth
A trilogy in one volume, translated from the modern Greek by Abbott Rick and Peter Mackridge with an introduction by Peter Mackridge.
THE CRETAN RUNNER $ 12.95
by George Psychoundakis, 242 pgs, 4.6x7.5, Paper
The enthralling account of the Resistance in Crete, from the German invasion to the liberation written by one of the most active Cretan participants. His duties as guide and runner entailed immense journeys on foot, carrying messages between towns and secret wireless stations in the mountains.
DANCING GIRL $ 11.75
by Thordis Simonsen, 200 pgs, 16 photos, 5.5x8, Paper
The author moved to Elika, in the Peloponnese. In her 44 lively vignettes, villagers tell their stories to her. They tell their stories about her, and Thordis tells stories about Elika. Rich in history and warm in spirit, the book links generations of Greek-Americans to their village forebears.
DAYS OF VENGEANCE $ 19.90
by H. Petrakis, 279 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Cloth
The author presents a story about Greek immigrants and their involvement in the labor management wars during the early 1900s .... a heartbreaking tale leavened by roistering humor and a viewpoint that turns a story into a parable.
A DREAM OF KINGS $ 9.80
by H. Petrakis, 180 pgs, 5.5x8.3, Paper
The protagonist, Matsoukas, defies Fate and Justice. The scenes of his downfall, some wild, some pathetic, some genuinely tragic, are dealt with something more than skill: a deep and rich humanity.
EARTH AND WATER: Marriage in Kalamata $ 6.00
by S. Kanelli, 199 pgs, 4.5x7.2, Paper
Here is a story of the author's transformation into a Greek woman, her merging into Greek life with all its gaiety, superstition, toughness and ceremony.
ELENI $ 5.95
by N. Gage, 625 pgs, 4.2x6.9, Paper
In 1948, as civil war ravaged Greece, children were abducted and sent to communist "camps". Eleni Gatzoyiannis defied the terror of the communist insurgents to arrange for the escape of her three children.
THE END OF ATLANTIS $ 8.50
by J. V. Luce, 178 pgs, 7.3x4.5, Paper
In the fifteenth century BC, a volcanic eruption of exceptional violence occurred on the island of Santorini. Did this mark the destruction of Atlantis, the story of which Plato gave to the world? The Author with scientific help suggests the real truth. It is a double story - of a legend, Atlantis; and of Cataclysm.
THE FALL OF CRETE $ 8.50
by Alan Clark, 192 pgs, 4.6x7.5, Paper
This is the epic story of one of the most bitter and exciting battles fought between Germans and Allied forces during the whole of the Second World War.
GHOST OF THE SUN $ 19.90
by H. Petrakis, 262 pgs, 5.8x8.3, Cloth
Matsoukas returns from Greece to Chicago's Greek Town, which is as changed as he is. Broken by torture in a junta prison, his daughters grown, his wife remarried, he struggles to recover his place and his soul.
GOING AFTER FETA $ 11.95
by L. Davey, 336 pgs, 5.4x8.5, Paper
This book is a celebration of the exhilarating disorientation that comes from leaving surroundings and routines that are have become familiar. An unusual narrative of an extraordinary "family outing", a spontaneous journey across Europe to an Aegean island.
GOLDBERG'S ANGEL $ 8.80
by Dan Hofstadter, 241 pgs, 5.8x8.6, Cloth
The writer who, as he tried to explore the lawsuit brought by the Republic of Cyprus against Peg Goldberg for the return of the mosaics, found himself drawn into a bizarre underworld where antiquities are bought, sold, stolen, smuggled, and disowned.
THE GREEK AFFAIR $ 9.95
by W. Brook, 90 pgs, 5.5x8.3, Cloth
Two cousins, mature and wise women of the world, find love and lust in Greece when they travel there on a summer holiday.
THE GREEK GODS, an iconoclast's guide $ 11.50
by Maureen O'Sullivan, 241 pgs, 7.3x4.6, Paper
"The Greek Gods" is a new look at old mythology. A racy, rollicking account of life among the Gods of Olympus, seen through the eyes of Humorist O'Sullivan.
HEADING HOME, Paul Tsongas Autobiography $ 10.00
by P. Tsongas, 166 pgs, 5.2x8, Paper
In this extraordinarily frank and moving book, the presidential candidate and former senator recounts his struggle with cancer and his decision to retire in order to devote more time to his family.
THE HISTORY OF A VENDETTA $ 11.95
by Yorgi Yatromanilakis, 172 pgs, 5x7.8, Paper
A murder and revenge in a small Cretan village early in the 20th century. A magical, intricate tale, rich in peasant myth.
HOMAGE TO BYZANTIUM $ 20.00
by George Thaniel, 153 pgs, 5.3x8.5, Cloth
The Life and Work of Nikos Gabriel Pentzikis
HOMO FABER $ 9.95
by Max Frisch, 214 pgs, 5.4x8, Paper
An emotionally detached engineer forced by a string of coincidences, and by his attraction to a beguiling woman, to embark on a journey through his past. The past catches up with him in Greece, where chance and fate, in an ironic twist of classical tragedy, make a blind man see.
HOUR OF THE BELL $ 19.90
by H. Petrakis, 359 pgs, 5.7x8.5, Cloth
In a time when the anti-hero, anti-story and anti-talent are the vogue, the author has the courage to bring out an epic rich in tension, action and heroism, the casts of life, a tale of the Greek War of Independence which will endure as a remarkable achievement.
INTRODUCTIONS TO CAVAFY, KAZANTZAKIS, RITSOS $ 7.00
by Peter Bien, 125 pgs, 4.7x7.3, Paper
The author gives the reader a sence of Cavafyís quality. He relates the poetry to the manís strange life and to the course of Greek history in his lifetime. In concise form, he manages, among the plethora of Kazantzakisís books, to set his aim at main targets and to come to grips with central problems. Also, his indroduction to Ritsos is excellent.
JAPAN/CHINA: A Journal of Two Voyages $ 10.95
by Nikos Kazantzakis, 384 pgs, 5x8, Paper
In this book the author writes with passion and understanding of the poverty and misery of China in the thirties - all come vividly to life through Kazantzakis' words.
THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST $ 12.25
by N. Kazantzakis, 506 pgs, 5.2x8.3, Paper
Hailed as a masterpiece by critics worldwide, here is a monumental fictional reinterpretation of the Gospels by one of the giants of modern literature. Kazantzakis brilliantly fleshes out the story of Christ's Passion, giving it a dynamic spiritual freshness.
LEONIS $ 20.00
by George Theotokas, 164 pgs, Cloth
A "confessional novel", it is a delicate, sensitive analysis of adolescent youth, with Constantinople and its environs as its immediate landscape but Europe in the era of the Great War as its all-encompassing canvass.
THE LONGEST NIGHT: Chronicle of a Dead City $ 20.00
by Petros Haris, 144 pgs, Cloth
The nine stories recreate the Second World War atmosphere in Greece during the grim years of the German Occupation. Translated from the original Greek by Theodore Sampson.
MARY RENAULT HISTORICAL NOVELS
The Bull from the Sea $ 6.90
336 pgs, 4.2x6.9, Paper
The hero Theseus returns triumphant from Crete after slaying the Minataur to mount the throne left empty by the death of his father Aigeus.
Fire from Heaven $ 10.00
478 pgs, 4.2x6.9, Paper
This is the story of the young Alexander the Great, from his childhood to the age of twenty when he succeeded his murdered father, king Philip.
The King Must Die $ 9.80
338 pgs, 5.2x8, Paper
This is the scintillating story of the mythical hero Theseus, slayer of monsters, abductor of princes, and king of Athens.
The Last of the Wine $ 8.80
447 pgs, 4.2x6.9, Paper
Alexias a young Athenian of good family, reaches manhood during the last phases of the Peloponnesian War. He meets Lysis and their relationship develops against a background of expeditions, athletic games, famine, siege and civil war.
The Mask of Apollo $ 11.80
371 pgs, 5.2x8, Paper
Set in fourth-century BC, Greece, the story is narrated by Nikerutos, a tragic actor who takes with him on all his travels a gold mask of Apollo. The action is set at Syracuse, where Plato's friend Dion is trying to persuade the young tyrant Dionysios to accept the rule of law.
The Nature of Alexander $ 10.80
276 pgs, 4.3x7.2, Paper
The critics wrote: The author is a magician....This is more than a biography of Alexander the Great, it is a psychological rendering of the man.
The Persian Boy $ 13.00
This book tells the story of Alexander the Great from the time that, at the age of twenty-six, he defeated the Persian king Darius until his death seven years later, as seen by his servant Bagoas.
THE MERMAID MADONNA $ 7.50
by S. Myrivilis, 241 pgs, 4.5x7.2, Paper
Set in the island of Lesbos this book gives an extraordinary, subtle, and haunting picture of Greek island life, its beauty and its suffering; its vitality and its tragic view of the world.
MURDERESS $ 13.50
by Alexandros Papadiamantis, 192 pgs, 5.5x9, Cloth
An old woman is driven to despair about the fate of women in Greek island communities. Girls are a burden to their mothers, the horror of the dowry system, superstitions, lack of doctors & the corruption of government officials & the fate of the poor families.
MY BROTHER GEORGE SEFERIS $ 20.00
by Ioanna Tsatsos, 257 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Cloth
Translated from the original Greek by Jean Demos with a preface by Eugene Current-Garcia. The first biography of Seferis in English.
MY MOTHER'S SIN $ 14.95
by G. Vizyenos, 229 pgs, 5.4x8.5, Paper
Whether describing the tragedy that haunts a traditional Greek family, an encounter on a Mediterranean voyage between a poet and a young woman, or an unsettling visit to an insane asylum, the author is intent on portraying a world of conflicting realities and merging identities of contemporary (1880) Greek society.
ONE MORE SPRING $ 18.95
by Peter M. Kalellis, 209 pages, 6.2x9.2, Cloth
In the Spring of 1941 the Nazis invaded Greece including the Lesbos, home of young Peter Kalellis. This riveting account of fighting and enduring the occupation is both a memoir of harrowing times and a story of Kalellis and his three idealistic, fiercely loyal young friends, who defy the invading powers and suffer the consequences of imprisonment and torture. It is also a story of the people of the ancient city of Mytilene who cling to the hope of liberation and freedom for three long years.
PANDELIS PREVELAKIS AND THE VALUE OF A HERITAGE $ 10.00
by Andonis Decavalles, Cloth
Including Rethymno as a Style of Life, translated from the Greek by Jean H. Woodhead. Edited and an introduction by Theofanis G. Stavrou.
PATOUCHAS $ 5.75
by Ioannis Kondylakis, 168 pgs, 4.5x7, Paper
This book is a humorous account of a young Cretan shepherd's efforts to understand and conform to the social values of his parent's village. The author sought to preserve the ways and mores of the Greek countryside by faithfully recording them in this story.
REFLECTIONS: A writer's Life, a Writer's Work P $ 9.80, C $ 19.90
by H. Petrakis, 252 pgs, 5.5x8.5
Petrakis tells of growing up in Depression-era Chicago and his struggle to become a writer. Fascinating and gripping.
RUSSIA: A Chronicle of Three Journeys $ 19.90
by Nikos Kazantzakis, 208 pgs, 5x7.8 with photographs, Cloth
This volume is a penetrating account of three long journeys that the author made to the Soviet Union in the aftermath of the revolution. It is a journal that delineates the nature of the greatest upheaval of our time & its impact on the social & spiritual evolution of mankind.
THE SCHOOL MISTRESS WITH THE GOLDEN EYES $ 8.50
by S. Myrivilis, 263 pgs, 4.5x7.2, Paper
Here, among the most erotic landscapes in the world, the island of Lesbos, the author has set his modern rendering of the legend of Sappho.
SERPENT AND THE LILY $ 28.00
by Nikos Kazantzakis, 117 pgs, 6x9, Cloth
The novella tells of an artist whose infatuation with his model becomes passion and then a torment from which only murder can release him.
SKELETOVRAHOS $ 5.50
174 pgs, 4.5x7.1, Paper
"Skeleton Rock" is a novel describing local customs and has received enthusiastic reviews culminating in the award of the Twelve of the Athens Academy.
SMOLDERING SMYRNA $ 17.95
by L. Kouroyen-Karagianis, 172 pgs, 5.7x8.7, Cloth
The Turkish forces move into Smyrna with death and destruction as their main objective. Thousands of people are butchered, homes and business are burned, and many thousands are left homeless. Polina's family witness the atrocities committed by the Turks. They seek refuge on board a ship to escape the conflict only to live in poverty in overcrowded Greece. From her safe haven in Boston, Polina awaits for news from her family, telling her four children about the once beautiful Smyrna that she called home. Told with pathos and drama, this novel reminds the reader that the hatred which destroyed Smyrna is still alive.
THE SPECTRE OF SAMOS ISLAND $ 14.95
by J. Satsmadjis, 230 pgs, 5.5x8.5, Cloth
A sleepy Greek island resort is rudely awakened by the mysterious death of a young girl. Bizarre events follow that suggest to some people that the deceased was a saint.
THE SPIRITUAL ODYSSEY OF NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS $ 10.00
by Kimon Friar, Cloth
Edited and with an introduction by Theofanis G. Stavrou
TALES OF A GREEK ISLAND P $ 12.95, C $ 29.95
by Alexandros Pappadiamantis, 192 pgs, 5.5x9, Cloth
12 works by this magical story teller set in his native island of Skiathos capture the folkways of Greece. With acute observation of daily activities and loving descriptions of land and sea, the author portrays the beauty and harshness of traditional island life.
THE TANGIBLE PAST $ 9.50
by Margot P. Demopoulos, 174 pgs, 7x5, Paper
This book explores the stories of Crete, Thera, Delos, Samos & Rhodes. The stories behind their ancient ruins, of their discovery, of glory and triumph, of beauty & accomplishment.
THE TRIAL OF SOCRATES $ 12.95
by I.F. Stone, 283 pgs, 5.2x8, Paper
An intellectual thriller, bringing the characters and the community of ancient Athens to life as it cuts through mystery and paradox. This lovely work not only endorses the Athenian ideals but exemplifies them.
TWO PLAYS - SODOM AND GOMORRAH, AND COMEDY $ 20.00
by Nikos Kazantzakis, 128 pgs, Cloth
The two plays, written forty years apart, provide insightful commentary on the kinds of questions which manifest themselves in the whole range of Kazantzakis' work.
WHERE SAPPHO SANG $ 17.95
by Theodore Fithian
A celebration of the poet Sappho and of the culture in which her artistry flourished. Quoting writers of the day, and including his own experiences in Ionia, the author has composed a moving evocation of Sappho, whom Aristotle called "the Tenth Muse."
WHO PAYS THE FERRYMAN $ 10.75
by Michael J Bird, 286 pgs, 7x4.5, Paper
It was 35 years since the hero had been in Crete, fighting with the partisans. Now he was going back, trying to rediscover in Crete a sense of place, of peace. His presence on the island rekindled a blood feud that could end his agony of indecision by death.
WINDS OF CRETE $ 10.00
by David MacNeil Doren, 231 pgs, 7.5x4.6, Paper
Here is a fresh, wholly personal, frank yet affectionate account of six years living on Crete, traveling all over the island, meeting all kinds of people and everywhere encountering the Homeric island hospitality.
WINTER SWALLOWS $ 18.95
by Leonidas Brecoulakis
Three patients at a sanitorium become close friends as they battle alcoholism. Bonding together, they journey through Greece and England searching for happiness in a world that seems immune to any possibility of joy.
"Z" $ 10.80
by V. Vasilikos, 376 pgs, 5.5x8.2, Paper
"Z" serves a litmus test of character, revealing in surprising twists both the higher and the lower form of human life. As a progressive politician is scheduled to appear at a rally in Thessaloniki, the local chief of police plans his assassination. The impeding certainty of the murder makes all the more horrifying to the reader when it finally takes place.
ZORBA THE GREEK $ 12.25
by Nikos Kazantzakis, 311 pgs, 5.5x8, Paper
Zorba is a truly memorable creation of literature. He makes the heroes of modern fiction seem like dyspeptic ghosts. He is every man with a Greek accent.