Books set in Greece (44)


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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Description:
Shakespeare's popular comedy of love and mistaken identity is accompanied by a section on reading Shakespeare's language, information on Shakespeare's life and theater, explanatory notes, annotated reading lists, and an essay


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Antigone by Sophocles EN

Rating: 4 (5 votes)
Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
Description:
To make this quintessential Greek drama more accessible to the modern reader, this Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary of difficult terms, a list of vocabulary words, and convenient sidebar notes. By providing these, it is our intention that readers will more fully enjoy the beauty, wisdom, and intent of the play.The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles? classic drama. The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebe... continue


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Athenian Blues by Pol Koutsakis EN

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Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
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Stratos Gazis hates being called a contract killer. What he is, is a conscientious fixer. He fixes problems that are only mentioned in whispers. That very few can fix. Things that people are willing to pay handsomely to get done. But now, in the midst of the Greek economic crisis and political turmoil, during a melancholy winter which makes life in Athens even more unbearable than usual, this assassin with the strict moral code is about to get involved in the most high-profile case of his career. Helped by three childhood friends, he discovers that truth is, as ever, a relative thing.

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Cassandra

Cassandra : A Novel and Four Essays by Christa Wolf EN

Rating: 3 (4 votes)
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
"Retells the story of the fall of Troy ... from the point of view of the woman whose visionary powers earned her contempt and scorn. Written as a result of the author's Greek travels and studies, Cassandra speaks to us in a pressing monologue whose inner focal points are patriarchy and war. In the four accompanying pieces, which take the form of travel reports, journal entries, and a letter, Wolf describes the novel's genesis."--Cover p. [4].

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Corelli's Mandolin : A Novel by Louis de Bernieres EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Description:
The acclaimed story of a timeless place that one day wakes up to find itself in the jaws of history: "An exuberant mixture of history and romance, written with a wit that is incandescent" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). The place is the Greek island of Cephallonia, where gods once dabbled in the affairs of men and the local saint periodically rises from his sarcophagus to cure the mad. Then the tide of World War II rolls onto the island's shores in the form of the conquering Italian army. Caught in the occupation are Pelagia, a willful, beautiful young woman, and the two suitors vying for her... continue

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Daphnis and Chloe by Longus EN

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Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
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'This only they knew, that the kiss had destroyed him and the bath had destroyed her.' In this beautiful Ancient Greek tale, Daphnis and Chloe are the inexperienced goatherd and shepherd who must face pirates, rivals and the confusion of their own feelings to find true love. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts... continue

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Der Staat by Platon DE

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Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
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Platons »Politeia«, deren zehn Bücher vermutlich um 370 v. Chr. fertiggestellt wurden, gilt bis heute als eins der wirkungsmächtigsten und zugleich streitbarsten Werke der abendländischen Philosophie. Der große griechische Denker entwirft darin die Züge einer utopischen, von Grund auf gerechten Gemeinschaft, eines Staatswesens, das auf den strengen Prinzipien politisch-philosophischer Bildung beruht. Erzieher, Vordenker und Staatenlenker sind die Philosophen, die sich ganz dem Gemeinwohl verschrieben haben und auf ihr Wissen um die Idee des Guten stüt... continue

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Eleni by Nicholas Gage EN

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Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
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In 1948, as civil war ravaged Greece, children were abducted and sent to communist "camps" inside the Iron Curtain. Eleni Gatzoyiannis, forty-one, defied the traditions of her small village and the terror of the communist insurgents to arrange for the escape of her three daughters and her son, Nicola. For that act, she was imprisoned, tortured, and executed in cold blood. Nicholas Gage joined his father in Massachusetts at the age of nine and grew up to become a top New York Times investigative reporter, honing his skills with one thought in mind: to return to Greece and uncover the one story ... continue