Deep Blue Almost Black: Selected Fiction
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
August 48 PACE 3 The River Kaystros PACE 10 The Plaster Cast PACE
Peppers in a Flowerpot PACE 16 Panayotis PACE 33 The Stepfather PACE
Autumn Storm PACE 42 Peter and Pat PACE
Journey to the Dead PACE
Roses JOT Maria A PAC E 60 There Still Is a God PAC E
Aigle Anna anymore Anyway arms Artemis asked began body Bois de Boulogne Bones Under Rain called corner course crazy crossed Cyclades Demosthenes Keramaris Dexameni Diamantopoulos doctor door drachmas dream drink everything eyes face feel felt girls glass Greece Greek hands happen hear heard holding husband inside Kalliope keep Khartoum kind kiss knew Kolonaki Kosmas later live loneliness looked Mantineia Marangou Maratheas Maria marriage married Michalis mind mother Moudros mule NEKUIA never nice night Niko nurse pain Panayiota Patissia Peloponnesus Piraeus pulled realized remember saint sergeant shrimp Shrove Monday sleep someone stood stopped story strange Street talk tell things Thomas thought tired told Tolis took trying turned Valtinos Valtinos's village voice waiting walked wearing what's wife window woman women words wrong young Zappeion