In Small District, Achilleas Kyriakidis comments, not on the art of fiction itself so much as its subject matter and whatever feeds into it, and at the same time adopts the role of the demonic literary player who takes to pieces the universe, theory, his readers and the author himself.
Filled with humour and completely free of stuffiness, these 25 texts on literature, music and cinema are exhilarating. The recommendations for things to read, listen to and look at do not derive from systematic criticism but from a highly personal approach, based on the cultivation and discernment of an exceptionally sensitive observer. They reveal the force of subjectivity, demonstrating how differently readers of diverse orientations and interests can engage with and absorb the same message.
Something of a Renaissance man, Kyriakidis is a short story writer, essayist, screenwriter, director and translator, who has rendered all the prose works of Borges into Greek.
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