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Title: Γιώργος Θεοτοκάς: “ταξίδι” και μυθασχολία
Other Titles: George Theotokoas: "Journey" and fiction.
Authors: Palaktsoglou, Maria
Keywords: Maria Palaktsoglou
Greek Research
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Department of Languages - Modern Greek
Citation: Palaktsoglou, Maria. 2007. Γιώργος Θεοτοκάς: “ταξίδι” και μυθασχολία / George Theotokoas: "Journey" and fiction. In E. Close, M. Tsianikas and G. Couvalis (eds.) "Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2005", Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek: Adelaide, 613-624.
Abstract: Please note: this article is in Greek. In this paper we examine the notion of “journey” in two novels by George Theotokas: "Argo" (1936) and "Invalids and Wayfarers" (1964). More specifically, firstly we trace the direct and indirect references the writer makes with regard to the notion of “journey” and then we critically examine the significance this notion plays on his ideas on novel writing and life in general. For Theotokas, the meaning of “journey”, closely associated with the figure of Jason, the famous Argonaut of Greek mythology, and the Aegean Sea, is not static; in his early fiction it represents the need for adventure and renewal ("Argo") and in his latter, the confrontation with merciless fate and historical injustice ("Invalids and Wayfarers"). Thus, George Theotokas, following to some extent other European and Greek writers, such as Gide, Zweig, Solomos or Sikelianos, uses the notion of “journey” in his novels in order to express and reflect on his traumatic experiences from the historical events of his era and his humanistic ideas on art and life.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/3299
ISBN: 9780725811310
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