Bottom corners on cover bent. Spine ends lightly bumped. San Francisco Book Company Published: Black cloth, publisher's device in blue on front board, [viii], pp. Tail of spine rolled, a few very faint marks to boards, bookplate on front paste-down. DJ browning, lightly rubbed, with a bit of edge wear and a small hole in front panel; in Brodart archival cover.
Novel of one family's life in Nazi-occupied Greece.
Shipping weight 2 lbs. Twin City Antiquarian Books Published: First Edition; First Printing. Very good with dulled spine, this copy signed by the author, a noted member of the Paris expatriate crowd during the twenties, was openly gay and formed a partnership with Monroe Wheeler that lasted Wescott's lifetime.
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Very good cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-torn with some minor loss and dust-toned dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Paper Back Paper Back. Book is clean and tight. Moderate shelf wear, with creasing on the covers.
Has tanning on the pages and page edges. We put tracking on every shipment. Spring Street Books Published: Used - Very Good. The Published Page Bookshop Published: Indian Country Johnson, Dorothy M. Text block bright and in Fine condition. Ed Conroy Bookseller Published: Fore corners bumped, light cover soil: VG in worn torn dj missing small pieces G. Dust jacket price-clipped, soiled, edge worn, spine ends chipped; slight spine slant, board edges mildly worn, interior agetoned but clean. World War II novel.. Blum and Rosen Books Published: Armed Services Editions , Apartment in Athens Wescott, Glenway first edition thus.
NY, Armed Services Editions, n. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Get to Know Us. English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Wescott is a masterful writer with a remarkable ability to convey the pressures and anxieties of absolute physical and emotional domination, complete with the utter humiliation and sense of brokenness suffered by those who are forced to endure it.
He never shrinks from the horrific realities of life in Athens under the Nazis, with vivid scenes of emaciated children, mass-murder, and starvation peppered in between the everyday stressors and fears suffered by the Helianos family. Still, while Wescott zooms in on this unlikely quintet in an overcrowded apartment, Athens as the backdrop for his drama is not unimportant. It was a small comfort, but Mrs. Helianos took comfort in it.
She consciously kept her back turned to the window. While her evolution is by no means complete—we leave her with unrealized, romantic notions about her son Alex and hopeful for a far-fetched encounter with her cousin-in-law Petros—she has nevertheless endured what even she herself never thought possible. Dec 19, Iva rated it it was amazing. Wescott gives his readers a story with twists and surprises. And characters, all unsympathetic, trapped physically and spiritually, but truly believable.
And his city, Athens, has been captured by the Nazis, as we learn how one family is coping. This apartment is a sad, sad place. The strength of the novel is the exploration of family life during World War II.
The experience is revealed by Wescott--he is an American writer more known for his novella, The Pilgrim Hawk, but this is a stellar achie Wescott gives his readers a story with twists and surprises. The experience is revealed by Wescott--he is an American writer more known for his novella, The Pilgrim Hawk, but this is a stellar achievement. It richly details the psychological transformation of a Greek housewife. Sep 25, Angela Young rated it liked it. Apartment in Athens was recommended by a friend who said it was the best novel ever written although he didn't elaborate.
It is extraordinary in its depiction of - often - unsympathetic characters, or characters trapped so completely by their fear and fear of reprisal that they are powerless. It is the story of the terrible travail, in war-torn Athens, of an ordinary Greek family. Of the insights into their German occupiers and into themselves by the way they manage or don't manage to contai Apartment in Athens was recommended by a friend who said it was the best novel ever written although he didn't elaborate.
Of the insights into their German occupiers and into themselves by the way they manage or don't manage to contain their fury with the invaders.
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But if my friend hadn't said it was the best novel ever written I think I would have had trouble finishing it. I'm glad I did and it's left an impression of the hell and mostly helplessness of occupation with me, but it didn't move me and surely a novel that tells the story of such a heartbreak, and such forbearance, should. Mar 31, Dpdwyer rated it liked it Shelves: Nikolas Helianos, a publisher whose business was closed by the Nazis, lives in poverty with his wife and two children.
Then the Nazis requisition their home to house Major Kalter, and they become servants in their own home.
Apartment in Athens (New York Review Books Classics) and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Apartment in Athens (New York Review Books Classics) Paperback – April 30, Glenway Wescott () was the author of the novels The Grandmothers and. A bestseller in , this book has been out of print for over thirty of 20th- century American literature"), Apartment in Athens concerns an.
Over time a relationship of sorts develops between the Helianos family and Kalter. We get much detail about what the Helianos are thinking and feeling, perhaps too much for my tastes. I liked the realism; I can believe that situations like this must have occurre Athens, I liked the realism; I can believe that situations like this must have occurred. Dec 15, Andrew rated it liked it Shelves: I have finished Apartment in Athens and while I cannot say I was captivated by the story or found reading it especially enjoyable, I did like the book overall, mostly due to Wescott's prose and the depiction of the Greek family, in particular.
Rating it is tough; three stars based on how much I liked it, but four if based solely on the writing. I will be adding Pilgrim Hawk to my reading list. Sep 16, Tkirshmansocal. This is a really dark book. I didn't like one person in it. It's about a Greek family that has to share thier home with a Nazi officer during world war two. The German officer goes down and takes everyone that is around him with him. It's hard to read but worth it!!!
Feb 16, Morgan Christopher rated it liked it.
Overall, a very well written book. I just felt the author took too long to get to the next plot point.