Alfredo, originally from Corfu, tells a journalist about a memorable encounter he had forty years ago, while working as a waiter at the Hotel de Grande-Bretagne in Athens. He was 17 years old and during his service had made the acquaintance of Maria Callas, who charmed him with her unaffectedness and naturalness by singing an aria from La Traviata for him alone...
Leonidas Seminoglou is found dead, a knife in his chest, after a game of cards to which he had invited three of his friends. It quickly turns out that Leonidas had planned to assassinate his guests that night. Journalist Makris and Commissioner Bekas are leading the investigation.
Three parodic police short stories portraying a private man who, for lack of anything better, investigates the disappearance of a Siamese cat, the execution in 1944 of the young Paul, sentenced to protect the real culprit, as well as a private person struggling with a femme fatale.
Odysseas Elytis (Nobel Prize 1979) dedicates to the artist Yannis Tsarouchis an ode to his work, which questions his practice of painting and his relationship to the Greek identity. Sixteen of the painter's works have been chosen as a counterpoint to the text, to be closely associated with what Elytis expresses.
A xollection of five short stories by an Indian novelist, which reflect his distanced humor, his spiritual quest and his existential angst mingled with self-mockery. Claiming his belonging to both Hindu and Muslim cultures, he manifests through these texts his refusal of any exclusive identity.
On the one hand a businessman, his wife indulging in luxury and their daughter, a teenage girl commissioned by one of her teachers to write an essay on hunger. On the other, an old man, an old woman and a young girl who we do not know if they really suffer from hunger or if they are actors. The play recounts with fierce irony the meeting of these two worlds.
Twelve short stories that feature the Muslim community in India and its relationships with other communities. The recordings of six of the short stories are available for free download from the publisher's website.
The two plays by KB Vaid included in this volume present to the audience, in very lively everyday, even popular language, the contemporary problems of the Indian subcontinent, and through them our own at this critical time when the future of the Earth is in question.
Fifteen texts, articles, interviews, and letters, which testify to the intellectual rigour, the tireless willpower and the very unique humour of Béla Bartok. The first, devoted to the music of Liszt, was written in 1911; the last, a letter to his son Béla, dates from 1941.
A collection of five short stories. Published in 1941, it deals with the difficulty of having a harmonious coexistence between one's professional and private life.