The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle

** spoiler alert ** Memory is the central theme in The Woman Who Walked into Doors and it is strongly manifested in the text by the way the author presents the memories/events in Paula’s life as a time travel in different periods of her life. This also unveils wonderfully Paula’s desire to rebuild her life. … Continue reading The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle

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Στο ‘ἐλπίσι(ν)’ – και άλλες Ελληνικές τραγωδίες. Ευδοκία Θωμοπούλου

Κυλάς. Απρόσμενα κυλάς στο χώρο και προσμένεις τη θέρμη που σου πήρανε.   Χαρτί σου πέφτει πανικού, στο δρόμο. Και εξηγείς πως κάποτε ‘Πώς κάποτε’ τα πράγματα ήταν Αλλιώς!   Ωσάν θεατής λοιπόν, του νόστου. Μαγνήτης κουρασμένος γίνεσαι, του άλγους.   Σαν άγρια σκυλιά γενήκανε (γεννηθήκανε) (σ)τα πρόσωπα μας, αφότου ξεπουλήθηκε αυτό που έμεινε   … Continue reading Στο ‘ἐλπίσι(ν)’ – και άλλες Ελληνικές τραγωδίες. Ευδοκία Θωμοπούλου

The Beauty and the Sublime by Eudokia Thomopoulou

*Warning* The text contains ambiguities and poetic license and the necessary pinch of  flamboyance Beauty is the battlefield where God and the devil war for the soul of man. -Fyodor Dostoyevski, The Brothers Karamazov Continue reading

Music Heals the Suffering of the Soul

SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

Apollonius Paradoxographus, Historiae Mirabiles 49

“These things are worth knowing. Theophrastos has explained them in is work On Enthusiasm. For he says that music heals when suffering afflicts the soul and the body such as desperation, phobias, and the madnesses of belief which are more serious. For instrumental flute music, he continues, heals both hip pain and epilepsy.

Similarly is the power attributed to Aristoxenos the musician when he came—for he was getting a prophecy from the prophet of his sister Pasiphilê—for resuscitated a person in Thebes who was bewitched by the sound of a trumpet. For when he heard it he yelled out so much that he behaved indecently. If someone at any point even in war should blow the trumpet, then he should suffer much worse in his madness. So, he exposed him bit by bit to the flute—and, as one might say, he used this as…

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Eureka Street  by Robert McLiam Wilson. The Imagination and Love review.

** spoiler alert **    Eureka Street by Robert McLiam Wilson Imagination and Love The novel opens with the sentence “All stories are love stories” and love is the major force behind the actions of the characters. McLiam Wilson uses the relationships of the characters in a symbolic way to prove that love “can impact … Continue reading Eureka Street  by Robert McLiam Wilson. The Imagination and Love review.

Jean Rhys – Voyage in the Dark

Memory and the experience of Space, Place and Location. (excerpt) In the novel Voyage in the Dark, the narrator and characters inhabit and experience spaces, places and locations using their senses, in a comparative and combined mode of past and present experience which sometimes transforms reality completely via the dominance of imagination to move toward … Continue reading Jean Rhys – Voyage in the Dark

«Κάλαϊς» στην Dépôt Art Gallery, συμμετοχή.

Το έργο μου στην ομαδική έκθεση «Κάλαϊς» στην Dépôt Art Gallery.  Ένα μεγάλο ευχαριστώ στον επιμελητή μας Dimitris Lazarou και σε όλους τους συντελεστές. Συγχαρητήρια σε όλους τους καλλιτέχνες!