The novel by Grigoris Kagelaris which was published by “Modern Times” and edited by Demosthenes Kerasisis was written between November 2004 and the end of 2009. In the novel memories of the past and agonies of today are interwoven into two parallel paths that the reader is asked to connect. Through its pages the journey is enlightened while bringing up the issue of time. The young, poor and enslaved Athens of 1967 that is still dreaming, is brought against the mature capital of the new century that through its decline, poses the inevitable overthrow.
“It is an inverse Odyssey. My heroes do not come back to a Penelope. Instead, they struggle to leave behind their homes and everything familiar. The crave to get out in the open sea, to challenge the Cyclops and Laestrygonians. They dream to be charmed by Kirki and find Calypso at the end of the trip”.
Grigoris Kagelaris was born and raised in Pangrati with origin from Cephalonia. He studied physics, German literature and later on music. He played flute in the Athenian Youth Orchestra for many years and saxophone in a jazz band. He published three records with the “Iris” writing song lyrics and music. He lives and works in Athens as a teacher. [Biography updated on: 13/4/2011]
Friday, 20 May, 2011 @ 20:00