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Το καπλάνι της βιτρίνας

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The wildcat
Language: 
Title in English: 
Wildcat under glass
Author: 
Alki Zei
Illustrations: 
Black and white
Place of publication: 
Athens
Country: 
Publisher: 
METAICHMIO
Series: 
50-year anniversary edition
Year of publication: 
2013 (First edition: Themelio, 1963)
Pages: 
257 p.
Size: 
14.5cm X 21cm
ISBN: 
978-960-566-429-9
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<p>The story is set on an island in Greece during the 1930&rsquo;s as the nation is forced into a Fascist dictatorship. It is told through the eyes of a young girl named Melia, who relates the experiences of her family as they are forced to accept life under a repressive government. The book provides an interesting look at an important period of Greek history and tells it from a child&rsquo;s perspective. The naturalness and liveliness of the dialogue is combined with the seriousness and depth of the meaning. In a playful atmosphere, the reader is aware of and enjoys a mature thought that deals with and analyses social visions while trying to discover the threads that move them. The value of the book consists in precisely this combination. One of its virtues and what makes it universal is also that the narration, although set in Greece at a particular period of time, seems somehow spaceless and timeless. It has been translated into 25 different languages and it is still making various new publications.</p>