Apartment in Athens (New York Review Books Classics)
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):8 x 5 x 0.7
- Publication Date:April 30, 2004
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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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