Νίκος Δήμου: Η δυστυχία του να είσαι Έλληνας (1975) [Greek]

by Ongs Hat on November 15, 2012

in Art, eBooks, News

“If Noam Chomsky and Gore Vidal have a Greek analogue, it is Nikos Dimou, one of the most fertile minds of his generation.

This book is a series of 193 mostly brief, often cutting and at times satirical aphorisms about Greece and Greeks. In the postscript, Dimou writes: I have tried, simply, to articulate my observations in such a way so that serious people will find them to be serious, while less serious ones will find them less serious. I am now tortured by the possibility that the exact opposite will occur.

First published in 1975, this book has been translated into French, German, Turkish and Bulgarian, and in 2012 it was published in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.

This book has also earned Dimou the label anti-Hellene, and he came to be known as a gadfly at best and a traitor at worst.. While he is at times viciously blunt, and while many of his observations are clearly debatable, Dimou always exudes a love for Greece in his text, a love more pure, many readers have observed, than that of the most ardent (self-proclaimed) patriots.” (source)

Publisher Εκδ. Πατάκης, 1975
82 pages

video interview with the author (German, ZDF)
related: Chris Marker’s documentary The Owl’s Legacy (TV mini-series, 13 episodes)

wikipedia (English)
publisher (English edition, 2012)
publisher (German edition, 2012)
publisher (French edition, 2012)

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