Alexandros Papadiamandis

Love in the Snow

English Translation with Greek Text

Translated by Janet Coggin & Zissimos Lorenzatos

'Love in the Snow', written in 1896, is one of Papadiamandis's most poignant tales. Zissimos Lorenzatos writes in his introductory note to this short story:

'The snow which covers the hero in 'Love in the Snow', set on the island of Skiathos, birthplace of Alexandros Papadiamandis (1851–1911), runs parallel, one could say, with the snow falling 'all over Ireland' in Joyce's 'The Dead', or indeed the snow which in distant Russia whitens Chekhov's coachman of the short story 'Heartache', who, inconsolable over the recent loss of his son, was unable, among so many people that day, to unburden his grief to anyone but his own horse while unharnessing it the same evening in the stable after the day's work. All three short stories — tragedies of man's loneliness — constitute, each in its own way, three characteristic landmarks in world literature.'

  • 32 pages, 20.0 x 14.8 cm, sewn uncut pages, Domos Publications, 1993

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