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The Seventh Quarry Interview

Posted: 18/01/2021 by vequinox in Literature


An Interview with Manolis

Manolis (Emmanuel Aligizakis) is a Greek-Canadian poet and author who is one of the most prolific writers of the Greek diaspora. Born in the village of Kolibari on the island of Crete in 1947, he moved with his family at a young age to Thessaloniki and then to Athens, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences from the Panteion University of Athens.

After graduation, he served in the armed forces for two years and then emigrated to Vancouver in 1973, where he was employed as an iron worker, train laborer, taxi driver, and stock broker. Later he studied English Literature at Simon Fraser University. He was recently appointed an honorary instructor and fellow of the International Arts Academy and awarded a Master’s for the Arts in Literature.

He is recognized for his ability to convey images and thoughts in a rich and…

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Το κάστρο των Αγίων Θεοδώρων (σημερινό Οβριόκαστρο) βρίσκεται στην χερσόνησο της αρχαίας Άντισσας, δυτικά του Μολύβου και ανατολικά του παράκτιου οικισμού του Γαβαθά. Λίγοι ξέρουν το σημαντικό αυτό αρχαιολογικό χώρο σε ένα ιδιαίτερου φυσικού περιβάλλοντος τοπίο. Ακόμα λιγότεροι τον έχουν επισκεφθεί (η πρόσβαση σε αυτό γίνεται από καλό αγροτικό δρόμο από το Σκαλοχώρι, αλλά και από αλλού από δρόμους όμως όχι ιδιαίτερα βατούς).

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Andersen’s Little Match Girl

Posted: 18/01/2021 by vequinox in Literature


Here is an aspirational dramatic story about hope, love and generosity, the important matters in life, set in the last day of the calendar year, 31st of DecemberThe Little Match Girl (Danish: Den Lille Pige med Svovlstikkerne) is a short story by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), first published in 1845. The editor of an almanac asked Andersen to write a tale to accompany a very popular woodcut illustration by the Danish artist Johan Thomas Lundbye depicting a poor child selling matches from a 1843 calendar.The following passage is from a translation by Jean Hersholt:

“It was so terribly cold. Snow was falling, and it was almost dark. Evening came on, the last evening of the year. In the cold and gloom a poor little girl, bareheaded and barefoot, was walking through the streets. Of course when she had left her house she’d had slippers…

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