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Orthokostá (Hardcover) (Thanassis Valtinos)

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First published in 1994 to a storm of controversy, Thanassis Valtinos’s probing novelOrthokostá defied standard interpretations of the Greek Civil War. Through the documentary-style testimonies of multiple narrators, among them the previously unheard voices of right-wing collaborationists, Valtinos provides a powerful, nuanced interpretation of events during the later years of ****** occupation and the early stages of the nation’s Civil War. His fictionalized chronicle gives participants, victims, and innocent bystanders equal opportunity to bear witness to such events as the burning of Valtinos’s home village, the detention and execution of combatants and civilians in the monastery of Orthokostá, and the revenge killings that ensued. As a transforming work of literature, this book redefined established methods of fiction; as a work of revisionist history, it changed the way Greece understands its own past. Now, through this masterful translation ofOrthokostá, English-language readers have full access to the tremendous vitality of Valtinos’s work and to the divisive Civil War experiences that continue to echo in Greek politics and events today.
Number of Pages: 264
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Europe / Greece (see also Ancient / Greece), Modern / 20th Century
Series Title: The Margellos World Republic of Letters
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Thanassis Valtinos
Language: English
Street Date: June 28, 2016
TCIN: 50612515
UPC: 9780300209990
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-0556

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