A Prisoner of War's Story

by Stratis Doukas | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 6185369664 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingDelphi_Readerwing of Delphi - Δελφοί , Fokida Greece on 3/1/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by wingDelphi_Readerwing from Delphi - Δελφοί , Fokida Greece on Friday, March 1, 2024
This book starts its journey with BookCrossing from Delphi, Greece
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" Smyrna, September 1922: A young Anatolian Greek is taken prisoner at the end of the Greek–Turkish war and marched off into the interior. He recounts his escape and heart-stopping journey through the familiar landscape of his lost homeland, where his ability to pass as a Muslim Turk reveals the common culture shared by the different communities of the crumbling Ottoman empire.
A classic tale of survival in a time of nationalist conflict, A Prisoner of War’s Story is a beautifully crafted and pithy narrative. Affirming the common humanity of peoples, it earns its place among Europe’s finest anti-war literature of the post–world war I period. "


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Journal Entry 2 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at Delphi - Δελφοί , Fokida Greece on Saturday, March 2, 2024
This is a decent little book, based on a true story and written without much sentimentality. It's a pity the author altered the original narrration and even his own text several times...
I had read this ages ago in Greek and it was interesting to now read it in English. I'm not sure how any potential readers will feel about the book if taken out of context though. There is a decent foreword and afterword that's helpful I guess...

Journal Entry 3 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Released 3 mos ago (3/20/2024 UTC) at By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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The book got itchy feet and wants to trot the whole wild wide world! So for a start off to Portugal it goes, to meet Arvores who chose it through the First Sentence Virtual Book Box - Round 25.
And then...Who knows?

Good Luck little book and Don't forget to write your news from time to time!


First Sentence: "At the Smyrna disaster I was with my parents on the harbour at Punta."

Journal Entry 4 by wingarvoreswing at Belmonte, Castelo Branco Portugal on Tuesday, April 9, 2024
This book and lovely postcard arrived last week, as my wife told me, but I have been too busy these days and forgot to make the JE. Sorry about that.
I am delighted that I have picked a book by a Greek author which will maybe help me to understand a bit more about recent Greek History.
Thank you so much Delphi_Reader, for sharing it with me. I always love the way you pack the books together with very nice cards. I appreciate that.

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