This book is a comprehensive and innovative study of Greek modernist prose fiction and the first of its kind to appear in English, covering the formative years between 1930 and 1975 and featuring key Greek authors such as Yannis Skarimbas, Stratis Tsirkas and Nikos Kachtitsi.
Introduction 1. Beyond Textual Aesthetics: Modalities of Play in Fiction 2. No Importance in Being Earnest? Playfulness and Greek Modernism in the 1930s 3. Intertextuality as Reading Performance: Playful Citation in Yannis Skarimbas's Mariambas 4. The Archaeologies of Reading: From Drosinis's Classical Canon to Pentzikis's Intertextual Games 5. Games and Symbolic Order in Aris Alexandrou's the Mission Box 6. Replaying the Text in Stratis Tsirkas's Drifting Cities 7. The Heart of Lightness: Trivial Colonialism in Nikos Kachtitsis's the Balcony