Printsess Thead haaras kabuhirm, kui ta isa, Kostase kuningas, talle teatas, et ta peab abielluma naaberriigi monarhiga. Kuningas Otho oli Kostase jaoks väga oluline isik, kuid paraku oli mees väga vana. Tagant kihutatuna suure armastuse unistusest, põgeneb Thea lossist ja kohtub kõrgel metsastes mägedes Nikose-nimelise kunstnikuga. Thea tajub instinktiivselt, et Nikos on osa temast ja mees tunneb sama printsessi suhtes. Nad suudavad teineteise mõtteid lugeda ja nende vahel tekib lähedus, mis pühib minema kõik muu, niisiis otsustab Thea jääda kunstniku mäeküljel asuvasse majakesse. Järgmisel päeval viib Nikos Thea mustlasmuusikat kuulama, kuid tagasiteel mustlaslaagrist võtavad neid vangi kõiki Balkanimaid hirmu all hoidvad bandiidid. Kuidas Nikos Thea kahe noore himura bandiidi käest päästab ja pimedas koopas ta kätt palub – sellest kõigest räägib Barbara Cartlandi raamat.
"We are Stardust, Tom.” Nikos Gazidis is suffering from a strange psychiatric condition: he seems to have unwittingly crashed into the consciousness of his boss. Committed to an institution for the rich and unstable, Nikos is afflicted by the disturbing memories and violent emotions of a man who suffered from an abusive father and a neglectful mother. That man, Tom, feels nothing. But when Nikos’s sister begins preventing Tom from sharing his memories with his colleague, things begin to change…Adapted from one of the centrepieces of Levy’s short story collection Black Vodka, Stardust Nation is an absurdly funny, unsettling and unforgettable graphic novel about memory, empathy and how we are, all of us, connected.“Levy’s strength is her originality of thought and expression.” Jeanette Winterson
“Sometimes, organising mega-events such as the Olympics is compared to war: an unprecedented mobilisation, acceleration of innovation, rapid transformation of inefficient structures and a strong vision that is setting social cleavages aside and fosters unity, are some of the effects caused by war and, fairly, also by such mega-events.” - Panagiotis Getimis & Nikos HlepasThis report encompasses the quote above and searches beyond the regular scope to dissect the most optimal Olympic movement. Stakeholders, urban development strategies and sustainable development ambition levels are just a small number of aspects former Olympic movements have comprehended. This is where this research comes into play; how did former host cities tackle the Olympic assignment? Lessons learned from former Olympiads are combined and analysed, to be eventually translated to the Dutch context in order to achieve a suited Olympic development advice for the Netherlands in 2028.
Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957), an eminent Modern Greek writer, had the advantage of having a number of biographies written about him, four of which were by women writers who were more or less intimately related to him. Taking into account that in Greece biography has not flourished as a genre and that very few Modern Greek writers/ poets constitute an exception to this rule, their biographies still tending to be written by foreign scholars rather than Greek ones, the case of Kazantzakis as a biographee of so many writers, and Greek biographers at that, is something of a phenomenon.The aim of this thesis is to undertake a comparative examination of the four biographies in order to establish the degree of objectivity eventually achieved by each of them. Issues concerning biography and objectivity, the representation of women in Kazantzakis'' novels and lastly, (auto)biography and fiction will inform the examination of the biographies and place their analysis in a wider and more theoretical framework. This book is believed to contribute to the existing bibliography on Kazantzakis since for the first time a detailed study of the Kazantzakis biographies written by women is provided.
This study aims to identify the basic difference in the literary and ontological visions of two seemingly similar authors: Nikos Kazantzakis and D. H. Lawrence. The basic premise underlying their ‘prophetic’ visions is that Kazantzakis reconstructs the new ‘individual’ within an ideological framework, while Lawrence dissolves modern identity and attempts to create his vision of the self in terms which seek to escape ideological definition. The analysis of the novels is not chronological but thematic, aiming to highlight the writers’ responses to different transformations of the ‘self’. Chapter One offers a comparative study of The Last Temptation of Christ and The Escaped Cock that explores how the writers used the figure of Christ as a paradigm of modern man. In Chapter Two I propose that the male relationship that is present in all their novels, but comes in full force in Women in Love and Zorba the Greek, demonstrates how the transformation of the ‘self’ can be facilitated or inhibited by the ‘other’ and places the newly defined individual in a social context. That case is fully explored in Chapter Three, where I propose that Lawrence’s definition of ‘pure’ social being differ