About the book In this heart-rending novella-chronicle, Costas Montis gives a poignant portrayal of the EOKA (Greek for National Organization of Cypriot Fighters) struggle to achieve independence for Cyprus from the British yoke in the years 1955-59. Closed Doors is intended, as the author states, as an answer to Bitter Lemons by Lawrence Durrell, who was a British official in Cyprus at the time.
The 1955-59 years are a period filled with unparalleled courage and heroism, and Costas Montis succeeds in immersing the reader in the atmosphere of those turbulent times.
About the author Nobel Prize nominee and Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens, Costas Montis (19142004) was born in Cyprus. Poet, novelist, playwright, Costas Montis is considered one of the greatest Greek writers of the 20th century, and his works have been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, and other languages. He received numerous honors and awards throughout his life. In 1980 he was awarded the title of Poet Laureate by the World Academy of Arts and Culture.
Book details Softcover: 153 pages
Publisher: Feather Star Publishing (October 2008)
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Price: $15.00 (USD)