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Ilias Venezis

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Ilias Venezis


Born
March 04, 1904

Died
August 03, 1973


Ilias (or Elias) Venezis (Greek: Ηλίας Βενέζης) was a Greek writer.

He was born in 1904 in Ayvalık (Κυδωνίες) in Asia Minor and died in Athens in 1973. He wrote many books throughout his career as an author. His most famous book is Number 31328. Elias Venezis is not his real name, but his pen name. He is categorised among the writers of "the generation of the 30s" (=η γενιά του '30).

During the Asia Minor Catastrophe he was 18 years old and was conscripted to a labour battalion of the Turkish State. In his book The Number 31328 - The Book of Slavery he describes the 14 months of his life that he had spent in a concentration camp, forced to hard labour.

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Average rating: 4.3 · 4,873 ratings · 241 reviews · 26 distinct worksSimilar authors
Το νούμερο 31328

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4.45 avg rating — 2,140 ratings — published 1931 — 9 editions
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Αιολική γη

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4.33 avg rating — 1,221 ratings — published 1943 — 11 editions
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Γαλήνη

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4.04 avg rating — 730 ratings — published 1939 — 8 editions
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Αιγαίο

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4.14 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1941 — 2 editions
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Μπλοκ C

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4.29 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1946
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Έξοδος: Το βιβλίο της κατοχής

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4.51 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1950
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Άνεμοι

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3.87 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1944 — 2 editions
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Μικρασία, χαίρε: Διήγησις σ...

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4.15 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1974 — 2 editions
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Οι νικημένοι

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Ωκεανός

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“Το Αιγαίο δεν είναι μονάχα φως και θάλασσα. Μπαίνει μες στην καρδιά των ανθρώπων,γίνεται πρώτα ένας χτύπος,ύστερα άλλος,ώσπου γίνεται όλοι οι χτύποι της καρδιάς. Μπαίνει μες στις φλέβες και γίνεται αίμα. Καίει το αίμα. Μπαίνει μες στη μνήμη,κι από τότε τίποτα πια δεν μπόρει να το σβήσει ως την ώρα του θανάτου. Το Αιγαίο σε φωνάζει πάντα και σε καλεί.”
Ilias Venezis, Αιολική γη

“Εδώ η ζωή μας μένει σταματισμένη
στο αβέβαιο ημίφως
μακρινής ελπίδας.

Έμειναν έξω απ' τη θύρα
όλα όσα αγαπούμε,
τ' αφήσαμε εκεί
περνώντας το κατώφλι...
Μ.Α

(Στίχοι του ποιητή Αντισμηνάρχου Μιχάλη Ακύλλα, γραμμένοι στη φυλακή. Τον εκτελέσανε οι Γερμανοί στην αυγή της 5 Ιουνίου 1942)”
Ilias Venezis, Μπλοκ C

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