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The Few Things I Know About Glafkos Thrassakis: A Novel

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A brilliant work of the imagination as well as a meditation on writing itself, the story follows a biographer’s investigation into the life and works of a famous, yet highly mysterious, deceased Greek author named Glafkos Thrassakis. At the crossroads where magical realism and political fiction meet, Vassilis Vassilikos’s buoyant literary imagination flourishes beyond the ...more
Paperback, 372 pages
Published January 4th 2005 by Seven Stories Press (first published 1974)
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En un modesto epílogo a un texto menor de Proust, Pierre Bergounioux describía la redacción de En busca del tiempo perdido como un asunto de coraje, no de inteligencia. De qué otra forma se puede abarcar, sino, la memoria de tantos años. Vasilis Vasilicós ha invertido varias décadas en la redacción de Lo poco que sé de Glafcos Zrasakis, auténtico work in progress construido en el curso del tiempo y los acontecimientos, como un fresco al que aportar nuevos matices mientras la pintura va secándose ...more
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Vassilis Vassilikos (Greek: Βασίλης Βασιλικός) is a prolific Greek writer and diplomat. A native of the northern Greek island of Thassos, Vassilikos grew up in Salonika, graduating from law school there before moving to Athens to work as a journalist. Due to his political activities, he was forced into exile following the 1967 military coup, where he spent the next seven years.
Between 1981 and 198
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