The Demons of Athens by Vrasidas Karalis

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April 2015, no. 370
Kathryn Koromilas reviews 'The Demons of Athens' by Vrasidas Karalis

The Demons of Athens

by Vrasidas Karalis

Brandl & Schlesinger, $26.95 pb, 229 pp, 9781921556418

The Demons of Athens by Vrasidas Karalis

Reviewed by
April 2015, no. 370

Sing, O muse, of the rage of the daemons, soulless sons of Hellenes, that have brought countless ills upon the Greeks. Sing, O Vrasidas Karalis of your descent into the Greek inferno and of the quarrels that have plagued our citizens. Sing, O brave soul, sing your reports from the Great Devastation.

Forgive my classicist sentimentality. How else to begin a review of Karalis’s The Demons of Athens, this auto-ficto-graphical account of his epic return, in medias crisis, to the cherished city of his youth, Athens?

Kathryn Koromilas reviews 'The Demons of Athens' by Vrasidas Karalis

The Demons of Athens

by Vrasidas Karalis

Brandl & Schlesinger, $26.95 pb, 229 pp, 9781921556418

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