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Great Chimera


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Eager to flee the parochialism of her French upbringing, and a painful family past, the young and beautiful Marina falls in love with a seductive Greek sea-captain she meets at the port of Rouen. She follows him to the Aegean island of Syros to begin a new life as a married woman in the home of her formidable mother-in-law. Enchanted by the beauty of her surroundings, and fascinated by her husband's erudite younger brother, she aspires to learn all she can about contemporary Greek culture and live up to the ideals of her classical education. But when disaster upends her husband's shipping business and the comfortable stability of their life together, Marina's world slides into a vicious circle of love, passion, and death. Set in the early decades of the twentieth century, The Great Chimera is an exquisite account of the inner life of the heroine, and the collisions of different cultures and ways of being. In prose that ranges from the lyrical to the tersely realist, Karagatsis weaves a classic tale that is wide-ranging in its literary references, and devastating in its psychological nuance. This modern Greek tragedy has been made into a TV series and a highly acclaimed stage play, enjoying three sold-out seasons in Athens, and an international tour. "Ever since I read Karagatsis's ingenious take on The Scarlet Letter I have thought it had to be translated into English! The Great Chimera, a story of a woman finding her pleasure in adverse conditions, told without judgment, even with a certain vindication, wraps the reader up in its windy nights on the isle of Syros. We are the woman as she walks down the hill to the port, seeking solace from a sea captain who is not her husband. Barbeito's translation makes everything real for us. A stunning achievement!" Karen Van Dyck Kimon A. Doukas Professor of Hellenic Studies, Columbia University

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Autor Karagatsis, M.
Editura Aiora Press
Dimensiuni 130 x 206 x 30
Data Publicarii 01/07/2019
Format Necartonata
Numar pagini 384
Descriere RO Dornica sa fuga de parohialismul cresterii sale franceze si de un trecut dureros de familie, tanara si frumoasa Marina se indragosteste de un seducator capitan de mare grec pe care il intalneste in portul Rouen. Il urmareste pe insula Syros din Marea Egee pentru a incepe o noua viata ca femeie casatorita in casa formidabilei sale soacre.
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Dornica sa fuga de parohialismul cresterii sale franceze si de un trecut dureros de familie, tanara si frumoasa Marina se indragosteste de un seducator capitan de mare grec pe care il intalneste in portul Rouen. Il urmareste pe insula Syros din Marea Egee pentru a incepe o noua viata ca femeie casatorita in casa formidabilei sale soacre.
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