Andreas Karkavitsas


Born
in Lechaina, Greece
January 01, 1865

Died
October 22, 1922


Andreas Karkavitsas (Greek: Ανδρέας Καρκαβίτσας) was a Greek writer. He was born in the town of Lechaina in the modern Ilia Prefecture. He studied medicine and, as an army doctor, travelled across a great range of villages and settlements, from which he recorded traditions and legends. He died on October 22, 1922 of laryngeal cancer.
Karkavitsas belongs to the literary movement of naturalism (exemplified by Émile Zola), depicts the everyday reality and life of people and society, as opposed to Romanticism and Surrealism. He was known as a talented folklorist, able to spin tales with common people's lives with strong psychological insights about them. In addition, he depicted the local customs, dialects and folktales of the settings in his s
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Ο ζητιάνος

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Λόγια της πλώρης

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3.70 avg rating — 486 ratings — published 1899 — 19 editions
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Η λυγερή

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3.69 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 1889 — 9 editions
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Ο αρχαιολόγος

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3.19 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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Ο Ζητιάνος & Το αμάρτημα τη...

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Παλιές αγάπες

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3.17 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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Το Γιούσουρι

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4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1899
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Διηγήματα

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3.63 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1892 — 2 editions
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The Sea

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3.90 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1969 — 2 editions
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Διηγήματα της θάλασσας

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“Φαγωθῆτε, ζωντόβολα! ἐψιθύρισε κουνώντας μελαγχολικὰ τὸ κεφάλι. Δὲν σᾶς φτάνει ἡ δυστυχία τῆς ζωῆς· θέλτε νὰ τὴν μεγαλώνετε καὶ μὲ τὰ πάθη σας!... Ποιὸς θὰ δικάσῃ τὸ ζητιάνο, ἂν γδύσῃ ὡς τὸ κόκκαλο τέτοια παλιοπράματα!...”
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