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I have known about this book for quite a few years. My uncle highly recommended it to me. He surprised me, because I never imagined him as a reader.
Last year, I finally acquired a copy via the Internet. It had been sitting on my shelf waiting to be read since. Every now and then, it would scream out to me to put down the book I was reading and read it, but I ignored it. January 2nd, it screamed so loudly I could ignore it no longer. I put on a couple of CDs of Greek movie soundtrack music. I put on a couple of CDs of Greek movie soundtrack music, grabbed a glass of wine and headed for the armchair.
I was Νύχτα Στη Γη - Μανώλης Φάμελλος - Τι Υπάρχει Πιο Πέρα; in immediately, lapping up every detail. My maternal grandparents hailed from Asia Minor, near Smyrna present day Izmirso this book means something to me; I was reading a novel written by someone who lived through the turmoil that led up to the Great Catastrophe of Years that my grandmother and her family lived before the family were expelled in My grandfather moved to Australia in when the novel begins, so it was easy to imagine what he would have endured.
Would he have survived as did the protagonist, Manolis Axiotis? For me, this book was not fiction, but Νύχτα Στη Γη - Μανώλης Φάμελλος - Τι Υπάρχει Πιο Πέρα;. It graphically describes the horrors of war. Neither side is innocent; both are guilty of atrocities. Soteriou gave Manoli a conscious and morals, instead of painting him as a fierce patriot. He was torn between being Ottoman and being Greek, but his first and only instinct was to survive.
The countries of the Entente were playing power games outside and away from the Middle East which ulitmately decided the destiny of millions of people--many who couldn't see it coming until it was too late--like pawns on a board.
Manoli's animosity towards these powers was contagious. I had to remember I live almost years later in a world that is very different, but one which is still the very much the same. What made this even more poignant was the fact that January 2nd was the 23rd anniversary Life Goes On - Various - The Sacred Groove my grandmother's death. Of all the books that remain unread on my shelf about this period in modern Greek and Turkish history, this is the one she wanted me to read.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Farewell Anatolia by Dido Sotiriou. Farewell Anatolia by Dido Sotiriou Author. Fred A. Reed Translator. Farewell Anatolia is a tale of paradise lost and of Νύχτα Στη Γη - Μανώλης Φάμελλος - Τι Υπάρχει Πιο Πέρα; innocence; a tragic fresco of the fall of Let The Chalice Blaze - Thievery Corporation - The Temple Of I & I in Asia Good Night White Pride - Loikaemie - III a stinging indictment of Great Power politics, oil-lust and corruption.
Dido Soteriou's novel - a perennial best-seller in Greece since it first appeared in - tells the story of Manolis Axiotis, a poor but resourceful villager born near the Farewell Anatolia is a tale of paradise lost and of shattered innocence; a tragic fresco of the fall of Hellenism in Asia Minor; a stinging indictment of Great Power politics, oil-lust and corruption.
Dido Soteriou's novel - a perennial best-seller in Greece since it first appeared in - tells the story of Manolis Axiotis, a poor but resourceful villager born near the ancient ruins of Ephesus. Axiotis is a fictional protagonist and eyewitness to an authentic nightmare: Greece's "Asia Minor Catastrophe," the death or expulsion of two million Greeks from Turkey by Kemal Attaturk's revolutionary forces in the late summer of Manolis Axiotis' chronicle of personal fortitude, betrayed hope, and defeat resonates with the greater tragedy of two nations: Greece, vanquished and humiliated; Turkey, bloodily victorious.
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View all 4 comments. Aug 04, Sinem A. Hele sen! View 1 comment. Jan 04, Powersamurai rated it it was amazing Shelves: historicalasia-minor-greece. I put on a couple of CDs of Greek movie soundtrack music, I have known about this book for quite a few years. A story that has to be read by every Greek and Turkish person on the Earth. A true story of a man from Izmir and the adventures he went through the whole period before and after World War Νύχτα Στη Γη - Μανώλης Φάμελλος - Τι Υπάρχει Πιο Πέρα; and the destruction of Minor Asia, showing how the opinion of Greeks towards Turks changes by the influences of the major powers and how things changed from a peaceful co-living to a hating state.
A very touching story indeed. View 2 comments. Durup dururken!. Shelves: ebooksgrecia. Completa State Of Mind (You Make Me Feel Good) (Radio Remix) - Sofia Shinas - State Of Mind (You Make Me Feel la tavola cronologica, che mette in ordine i vari avvenimenti dal al Alla fine del libro ti rimane l'amarezza e una rabbia sorda, difficile da giustificare.
Chiunque ami la Grecia, chiunque abbia a cuore la sorte del popolo ellenico deve possedere una copia di questo romanzo nella propria biblioteca di casa. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Apr 02, Alexandra Allen rated it it was amazing. This was brilliant and should be read by anyone who enjoyed Birds Without Wings.
Same story, different perspective and I thought it was the better book of the two, but that's subjective. The author is a woman who actually lived through the events described, so it has a greater sense of immediacy than de Berniere's novel - though I must say I enjoyed them both. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Readers also enjoyed. About Dido Sotiriou. Dido Sotiriou. In she moved with her family to Smyrni Izmir but following the destruction of she fled to Greece. In Athens she completed her general education having as teachers the then literary figures Kostas Paroritis and Sophia Mayroeidis-Papadakis amongst others. She studied at the French Institute of Athens and in she briefly attended a course in French Literature at the University of Sorbonnis.
In she officially turned to professionally practicing Journalism. Her works have been translated into many foreign languages. Dido Sotiriou belongs to the Greek novelists of the eras. Her work moves in the planes of realism with the presence of the self biographical element strong and the emotional participation Pompton Turnpike - Members Of The Charlie Barnet Orchestra* - A Tribute To Charlie Barnet In Hi-Fi B the author in the adventures of her protagonists.
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