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Οι δύο Θεσσαλονίκες του Νίκου Καββαδία

Πρόσφατα έλαβα αυτό το δωράκι, τις τρεις ποιητικές συλλογές του Νίκου Καββαδία και το (απαραίτητο) ερμηνευτικό γλωσσάρι. Είναι αξιοσημείωτο παρόλο που ο Ποιητής ταξίδεψε πολύ, έχει αφιερώσει δύο ποιήματα στη Θεσσαλονίκη. Ακολουθούν λοιπόν – συγχωρείστε την έλλειψη πολυτονικού – μαζί με κάποιες σημειώσεις. … Continue reading

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The Gambler, a first encounter with Dostoevsky

I have heard a ton of things about Dostoevsky but never had the chance to read him myself. Time has now come with one of his smaller works and a quite personal too. People have been telling me ‘Read it, … Continue reading

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Exile and the Kingdom, 6 short stories after the Fall

Where is your exile? Where is your kingdom? You might find yourself in one, yet it feels like the other. If you miss the Fall, Albert Camus has six shorter, less known stories to share with you. Coming from the … Continue reading

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The Fall, a Dramatic Monologue

Some were dreadfully insulted, and quite seriously, to have held up as a model such an immoral character as A Hero of Our Time; others shrewdly noticed that the author had portrayed himself and his acquaintances. … A Hero of … Continue reading

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Animal Farm, a Fairy Tale

It’s a classic along with 1984, it is thoroughly debated long since published in ’45, its quotes pervades everyday language, it’s a powerful and gloomy metaphor for the fate of societies wherever absolute equality was forcefully imposed. I have seen the film and actually … Continue reading

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The Plague, a Chronicle of a Terminal Spirit Desease in Five Acts

“Indeed, to some, Dr. Rieux among them, this precisely was the most disheartening thing: that the habit of despair is worse than despair itself”. The Plague is the second novel of Albert Camus I read right after The Stranger which happens to … Continue reading

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The Stranger, the birth of absurdity in two acts

It’s been about a month but I’ve returned. I always return. I have also returned and revisited this book which I’ve read quite a while ago without frankly understanding any of it. A great deal of things have changed since … Continue reading

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