The Third Wedding Wreath
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Nov 07, 2012 Nana Hadji rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Από τα αριστουργήματα της νεοελληνικής λογοτεχνίας και αναμφίβολα το pièce de resistance του Τακτσή. Απλή, σταράτη γλώσσα, αυθεντικοί χαρακτήρες. Πρέπει να το διαβάσετε οπωσδήποτε.
I can see that some people that have read this book in translation,didn't think much of it and I don't blame them.Though considered a classic of modern Greek literature,it can't get further from the local petty bourgeois microcosmos.After all,these are the merits for which it is praised;the description of the life of this particular social class and the first expose in written prose of their distinctive mode of expression.
Valuable insight into daily life for Greeks in the turbulent years of the 20th century. Narrated by two henpecking and long-suffering women, the prose can be rough at times. The vacillation between loving the people one loves, and absolutely, seethingly hating them drives a lot of the prose. In between these daily worries of well-brought up Greek ladies lands the Nazi occupation and the civil war. The novel does a lot to explain daily Greek life in the modern world; it's not gods and goddesses a...more
A great book presenting all the important historical events in Greece (2nd World War, civil war) through the eyes of the main heroine and her three marriages.One of my favourite books written by one of the most controversial greek authors
Not a single paragraph was boring reading it. The stories of two women lives, in a period it was not easy to live. Not stories with happy situations but written in a light way to read, using expressions of everyday speaking.
Apr 28, 2011 Karen rated it 1 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is one of the worst books I can remember reading. Really wish someone would tell me why it was listed in "10001 books You Must Read Before You Die." From descriptions, I expected to get some information on Greeks' suffering during WW II and their Civil War. All I got was the rantings of two women about their dysfunctional families - especially the hatred they had for their oldest daughters.
het boek was helaas lang niet zo goed als de veelbelovende samenvatting op de achterflap. In mijn ogen was het meer een roddeltanteverhaal... en door een man geschreven dan nog wel...??? Het nawoord van de vertaler was een stuk beter..., jammer dat dit niet méér in het boek verwerkt was...