Alki Zei was born in Athens and passed her early childhood in Samos, which is reflected in her internationally recognised novel for children. Alki Zei qualifies as one of the most famous and beloved contemporary Greek authors. She was born in Athens in Her studies include philosophy, drama . of 53 results for Books: “Alki Zei” kaplani tis vitrinas / το καπλάνι της βιτρίνας. by zei alki / ζέη άλκη Oct 1, by Alki Zei and Gisèle Jeanperrin.

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The innovative and avant-garde novels, short stories and plays that she has written have obtained many distinctions and awards, including a State prize, an Athens Academy award, various national and international distinctions and, ultimately, the Honorary Doctorate proclamation of hers by the Universities of Cyprus and Salonika.

They are inspired by her personal experiences, zej along the recent history of Greece, treating meanwhile universal subjects. Since xei years of the German occupation in Greece during Second World War, she has fought actively for freedom, social justice and democracy, being part of the left wing movement. Her work is characterized by realism, social concern for contemporary problems of urban society and respect for historical truth.

Within the stories of her books she transforms her own experiences into novels, however always keeping enough distance from autobiography but allowing her heroes to view things through her own angle. Alki Zei was born in Athens and passed her early childhood in Samos, where her mother was from. Her writings carry high human values and offer great pleasure of reading, thus resulting to be indelibly impressed on memory.

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Literature is one, and sometimes its texts apki addressed to adolescents, even to children. History is offered to the reader not through the enumeration and description of events, but through the subjective testimony and the personal experience that are diffused to the fictional characters of her novels.

This was followed by a series of books for children, and in by her first novel for adults, Achilles Fiancee. Wildcat under glass, first published in and translated in about 35 languages, continues today to charm the readership within Greece and abroad. The respect to historic truth, the discreet projection of ideological messages, the reference to crucial historic events and social problems without evasion or concealment, render Alki Zei a pioneer in the literature for children and young readers.


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You wonder about her childhood — was she lonely? Nonetheless the narrator never makes any concession by adopting a condescending, didactic tone towards children.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. But, alli she was a young woman she was involved with the Greek Resistance against the German occupation during World War Except Achille’s fiancee, all her qlki address mainly to children and teenagers, but are always read with great pleasure by adults as well.

At the same time, moral values, like for example solidarity, daring or sincerity, emerge from her books, as well as discreet ideological messages, but with no attempt to moralize or preach. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Alki Zei’s books are published in many countries around the world; she has received various distinctions and awards, and continues to earn the admiration of a wide readership. If possible, verify the text with references provided wlki the foreign-language article.

From to she lived in the Soviet Union as a political refugee. Watching her, you sense she has a history. There is a thoughtful stillness around Alki Zei. Her first novel, The Tiger in the Shop Window a. They are victims and perpetrators at the same time and, while trying to save and be saved, they drag themselves and the others to destruction.

Mildred Batchelder in the U. Her teenage novel Constantina and her spiders a. Above all Wildcat under glass which has marked contemporary Greek juvenile literature since it was first published in The viewing of reality, historical and social, through the eyes, the speech, the spiritual and psychological maturity of children, makes her texts particularly attractive to the child reader.

In she and her family returned to Greece, but they all left again when the junta seized power in Available to ship in days. Popularity Popularity Featured Price: The blue pills that through various circumstances will come to her in her general confusion, without her realising it, will lead her to drugs.


This is confirmed by the various national and international distinctions of her zlki, as well as by the fact that her work is studied qlki a subject of research and teaching at the University. With unparalleled humour, the independent-minded Constantina teases her grandmother by confusing Kolokotronis and Yiannis Ritsos. Alki Zei qualifies as one of the most famous and beloved contemporary Greek authors.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature. Another trait of her work is its timelessness. Consequently, what we want is that children read enough books so that they are able to think and this is the only hope for something better.

Achille’s fiancee, Wildcat under glass and Petros’ war, are included in the classic best sellers of contemporary Greek literature.

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For 50 years now she has affected with her works a large readership in Greece. Between Greece of those times and Greece of today many light years have passed.

But, alas, that was a true story that happened indeed during the Nazi occupation. Where faces without eyes, bodies without heads, breasts with the nipples cut off are not the outcome of torture in the detention centre in Bouboulinas Street but the symbolic images used by someone who suffers. Wildcat under glass Apr 24, When the young have no hope, no country can progress. Get to Know Us. There her children were born, and she started to write for young adults.

Despite the realism and seriousness of their subject matter, her books stand out for their optimistic view on life and their delicate humour, without lacking either the gift of fiction, therefore constituting admirable literary works.

Alki Zei is therefore a precious asset for Greek contemporary literature. I am one of those readers who cannot understand the difference between children’s or adolescent literature and literature for adults. The civil war which followed saw her fleeing with her husband to the Soviet Union as a political refugee.