Alexandros Papadiamandis

Fey Folk

A tale from Skiathos


Fey Folk is characteristic of Papadiamandis's work. Its characters are quaint, simple-hearted folk living their humble lives in accordance with centuries-old traditions and customs, delightfully described by Papadiamandis with both reverence and humour. The setting is the hinterland of his native island of Skiathos with its intoxicating vegetation, its hillsides, springs and ravines, where the belief in spirits and the supernatural is deeply rooted in the consciousness of the otherwise God-fearing and devout inhabitants.

Generally recognized as one of the foremost Greek prose writers of the modern period, Alexandros Papadiamandis holds a special place in the history of modern Greek letters, but also in the heart of the ordinary Greek reader.

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Alexandros Papadiamandis (1851-1911) was born and grew up on the Aegean island of Skiathos, where he also spent the last years of his life. Though his thoughts were ever on Skiathos and its inhabitants, he lived most of his adult life in Athens and earned a basic living by translating foreign authors and writing his own stories for newspapers and periodicals. His simple, reclusive and pious life earned him the title of "kosmokalóyeros" (lay monk). His translations include works by authors as diverse as Dostoyevsky, Chekhov, de Maupassant, Bram Stoker and Jerome K. Jerome. His own work comprises four early novels and almost two hundred short stories.

Preis: CHF 15.00
Sprache: Englisch (aus dem Griechischen von David Connolly)
Art: Broschiertes Buch
Erschienen: 2013
Verlag: Aiora
ISBN: 978-61885048068
Masse: 77 S.