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Apartment in Athens (New York Review Books Classics)

  • List Price: $16.95
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  • Seller:Infinite Jest Bookshop
  • Sales Rank:406,418
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:296
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.7
  • Dimensions (in):8 x 5 x 0.7
  • Publication Date:April 30, 2004
  • ISBN:1590170814
  • EAN:9781590170816
  • ASIN:1590170814
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Synopsis

Like Wescott's extraordinary novella The Pilgrim Hawk (which Susan Sontag described in The New Yorker as belonging "among the treasures of 20th-century American literature"), Apartment in Athens concerns an unusual triangular relationship. In this story about a Greek couple in Nazi-occupied Athens who must share their living quarters with a German officer, Wescott stages an intense and unsettling drama of accommodation and rejection, resistance and compulsion—an account of political oppression and spiritual struggle that is also a parable about the costs of closeted identity.


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