Η Κασσάνδρα και ο λύκος

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  • Title: Η Κασσάνδρα και ο λύκος
  • Author: Margarita Karapanou Μαργαρίτα Καραπάνου
  • ISBN: 9789600343045
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Margarita Karapanou Μαργαρίτα Καραπάνου

      Margarita Karapanou was a Greek novelist She was born in Athens in 1946, the daughter of Greek novelist Margarita Lymberaki She was raised and educated in Greece and France Her novels have been translated into several European languages Her 1976 novel Cassandra and the Wolf was awarded in the year 1988 in France as the best translated work of fiction.

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    1. A Kassandra Who Cannot Foretell(*)-----------I am clearly no Kassandra since I failed to foresee what this novel would offer. But even if you do not believe this review, I could still not aim to absorb the essence of her myth. Let me, at least, forewarn you.When I read Wolf’s Kassandra, I encountered this other Kassandra in this book-field that GR is. As a Greek author also writes it, I thought it would steep in and soak in myth. And myth it certainly contains, but not of the classical kind. T [...]


    2. I began this book as the aeroplane left the ground and reached the last page as it touched down two hours later so you could describe this book as a perfect two-hour non-stop read. Perhaps not completely non-stop however as my reading was broken up by interruptions, and not just those of the flight announcements and the food and drinks trolley. No, every now and again, the back of my seat received a walloping thump. It felt as if someone was using it as a punch bag. When the seat wasn't being pu [...]


    3. This novel-ish might seem completely ridiculous if you've never heard of Mary Bell. No, this is not specifically about Mary Bell, but it may as well be in a lot of ways. While it's a first-person narrative of a beyond frightful childhood filled with abuse and neglect, it is told from the chilly perspective of a burgeoning psychopath, sort of a nature and nurture colliding horrorshow through the eyes of a six year old girl who already engages in violence toward friends and adults alike (at least [...]


    4. "Ενα απόγευμα ο Ζακούλης ήρθε να παίξει μαζί με μένα και με τον Κωνσταντίνο. Έκανε κρύο και φορούσε ένα παλτό με κουκούλα.
Είπαμε να παίξουμε κρυφτό.
Ανέβασα τον Ζακούλη και τον κλείδωσα μέσα στη μεγάλη ντουλάπα, κοντά στο ταβάνι. Μετά τον ξεχάσαμε και πήγαμε να φάμε κρέμες [...]


    5. Δεν γνώριζα πως η σύγχρονη ελληνική λογοτεχνία κρύβει τέτοιους θησαυρούς.Γιατί έτσι ένιωσα.Ένιωσα σαν χρυσοθήρας που χτυπά κατα λάθος σε φλέβα χρυσούεκείνη η ηδονική ευτυχίαΧαρά που ενισχύθηκε ακόμα περισσότερο όταν μιλούσα για το βιβλίο και την συγγραφέα σε γνωστούς,αλ [...]


    6. There's a strange difficulty in pinning this one down exactly. Synopsize many of the vignettes here, and this is clearly a dark, dark account of childhood, bristling with trauma and abuse. Kassandra's child voice and tendency towards fantasy belie grim reality, our narrator's own brutality in turn is the only possible outcome. But there's a black buoyancy here nonetheless, a kind of undying rictus glee. The heroine, if to be trusted, is mostly unfazed by what we take as horrors, and is much more [...]


    7. " Την άλλη μέρα, Κυριακή, ένα γατάκι κίτρινο σαν μέλι με περίμενε στην τραπεζαρία. Άρχισα να τρέμω από αγάπη. Το πήρα στα γόνατά μου και κάθησα έτσι ως το βράδυ. "Μόνο για μια βδομάδα στόφερα", μου είπε η Γιαγιά. "Είναι δανεικό". Ποτέ δεν θα το δώσω πίσω. Καλύτερα να το σκοτώσω. "Πε [...]


    8. Βρήκα αυτό το βιβλίο της Καραπάνου εξαιρετικά γοητευτικό. Η μικρή Κασσάνδρα περιγράφει ιστορίες από την παιδική της ηλικία και μας κάνει άλλοτε να χαμογελάμε και άλλοτε να μας σηκώνεται η τρίχα! Για να αφεθεί κάποιος στη μαγεία του βιβλίου πρέπει να το αντιμετωπίσει σαν έν [...]


    9. Μάλλον κατατάσσετε στα βιβλία "δεν είναι για μένα". Αρκετά σκληρό, ωμό με σουρεαλιστικές εικόνες. Λόγος παραληρηματικός και εξαιτίας των συμβόλων που χρησιμοποιεί η συγγραφέας αρκετά δυσνόητος σε ορισμένα σημεία.


    10. Με επίφαση μια παιδική εξομολόγηση, ξεδιπλώνεται μια ιστορία κατάδυσης στο ασυνείδητο. Δεν υπάρχει τίποτα το ζοφερό στον ανθρώπινο ψυχισμό για το οποίο η συγγραφέας διστάζει να μιλήσει. Αντίθετα, όλα τα απωθημένα ένστικτα απελευθερώνονται πλήρως και ξεγυμνώνεται η ζωώδη [...]


    11. Δυνατό, σκληρό, κάπου κάπου ανατριχιαστικά νοσηρό, αλλά πολύ γοητευτικό. Ομολογώ ότι η συχνή επαναφορά της παιδικής σεξουαλικότητας με κούρασε κάπως, ωστόσο μάλλον αποτελεί βασικό συστατικό της άρρωστης κατάστασης που θέλει να αποδώσει η συγγραφέας. Νομίζω πως μια επιπόλ [...]


    12. Kassandra and the Wolf is, as the author herself described it, “a scary monster of a book.” Kassandra, your six-year-old guide, takes you by the hand and invites you into her strange, fragmented world. You catch glimpses of innocence and humor, but also witness neglect and horrific sexual abuse. Kassandra has undeniably peculiar impressions of reality, visions which are at times laughably curious, at other times incomprehensibly fantastic. She tiptoes right over the edge of lucidity and then [...]


    13. Το έχω πει κι άλλες φορές, και θα το ξαναπώ. Αδυνατώ να καταλάβω αυτή την ψύχωση που έχουν οι Έλληνες συγγραφείς με την παιδική σεξουαλικότητα. Σε καμία άλλη λογοτεχνική κουλτούρα δεν συναντάται τόσο συχνά αυτό το φαινόμενο όσο στην δική μας. Μήπως οι συγγραφείς εξορκίζουν [...]


    14. An emotional vortex of a novel. It's a quick read thanks to its short self-contained chapters, but it's also demanding of the reader who has to place where these moments take place in time and navigate the often disturbing material, made even more complex by the fact the narrator acts immune to the abuse she suffers. The tone changes from chapter to chapter - from blankly observational to surreal to hallucinatory to mythic to something in between all these modes. I could feel Karapanou's design [...]


    15. One of the most distinctive books I've read. Perhaps the one that comes closest to it is Unica Zürn's Dark Spring. Surreal, poetic, fable-like short chapters told from the voice of a child narrator. Nightmarish fairytales that are, to borrow from one of the blurbs, lovely and sinister. Some of the images here will haunt me for a long time. Absolutely cannot recommend to anyone because I feel it's a book you will have to page through and decide for yourself, since it touches upon sexual abuse, p [...]


    16. Karapanou provides a strikingly raw account of a young girl trying to cope with inconceivable trauma in the only way she can: by dilluting it and projecting it into a dreamscape. This story, a string of vignettes that read more like nightmares, describes the life of little Kassandra as a meeting place of imagination and reality as she struggles to deal with an abundance of cruelty and abuse. Evoking pure revulsion, "Kassandra and the Wolf" is not an easy read, and in fact you will find yourself [...]


    17. This book is impossible to describe. It is written in little tiny chapters, some are only a few sentences, and just give a glimpse into the world of Kassandra. The writing is very much like a child - unfiltered, lacking in understanding, full of magic. She does not have a normal upbringing and appears to spend some time in a mental facility. And as John Updike says in a cover blurb, it includes "a vicious pre-pubescent sexual element."But the writing! Here's a glimpse:"One day, my Mother, Kassan [...]


    18. “I was born at dusk, hour of the wolf, July, under the sign of Cancer. When they brought me to her, she turned her face to the wall.”What’s closest to my heart reading-wise these days are books by women authors who’ve breathed life into female narrators with strange and powerful voices. Kassandra and the Wolf is one of those books: unsettling, unusual, and written in a prose lyrical and surprising even in translation. Karapanou has an eye for viciousness, for unexpected thoughts and comb [...]


    19. dreamersandco/2012/08/Το πρώτο βιβλίο της Μαργαρίτας Καραπάνου, «Η Κασσάνδρα και ο Λύκος» πρωτοεκδόθηκε το 1975 και αποτελεί ένα από τα πιο αποκαλυπτικά ταξίδια στην παιδική ηλικία και στην περιπέτεια ενηλικίωσής της μικρής Κασσάνδρας.Παρότι το θέμα του είναι η παιδική ηλικία μιας κο [...]


    20. Terrible things happen. It's hard to get upset about it though because the protagonist, possibly a child throughout although even this isn't clear to me, has the perceptions and the amorality of an animal. She goes to a slaughterhouse for example because of she loves the smell and feel of the carcasses on hooks; while there she may or may not be violated by one of the butchers. She bites people for the hell of it. What is this novel about, anyway? Child abuse? I'm not sure the protagonist is a c [...]


    21. Γκροτέσκο Εφιαλτικές εικόνες που σε κάνουν να αναρωτιέσαι αν -και σε ποιο βαθμό- είναι προϊόν μυθοπλασίας ή αν έχουν αντληθεί από την πραγματικότητα -ειδικά αν λάβει κανείς υπόψη την παιδική ηλικία της ΚαραπάνουΕπίσης, η αφιέρωση άκρως ειρωνική: "Στη μητέρα μου, Μαργαρίτα Λ [...]


    22. It is a shame that I only find a piece of literature this good a few times a year. This is up there with Donoso's The Obscene Bird of Night, Aira's Episode, and Perec's Life. If anyone has similar recommendations, please let me know.


    23. The Birdman lived on a high mountain and loved the Fishwoman very much. But they could never manage to meet each other, you see, because he couldn't get in the water and she couldn't fly. That's why the Bird always flew over the sea, and the Fish always followed in the waves, until, finally, the Bird covered it and became its Shadow. Before that none of us had a Shadow. We walked about quite plain and we were cold too. But from that time on, the Shadow was born, and now we all have one to keep u [...]


    24. "One day, my mother, Kassandra, brought me a lovely doll as a present. She was big, and she had yellow strings instead of hair.I put her to sleep in her box, but first I cut off her legs and arms so she'd fit.Later, I cut her head off too, so she wouldn't be so heavy. Now I love her very much."


    25. The best novellas are, I think, comparable to lightning bolts. Brief and sharp experiences that recalibrate the senses completely. Kassandra and the Wolf by Margarita Karapanou is one such novella.---------------------------------------------It's not easy to describe what this book is about since many of its facets are deliberately indeterminate. About the most I can say is this: Kassandra is a girl, and she is severely troubled. The events appear to take place when she is 6 years old, and the m [...]


    26. I always find the weirdest books to read when I've just had a baby -- they must be short, episodic novels or short stories. Fiction. Read while nursing, or while watching the baby sleep. And, yeah, this is a dirty little book! Sometimes I just had to stop and look up and take a deep breath before going on. But fun, too, crazy and sick, nightmarish fun. I read this in high school but don't remember much of that experience. I am thinking differently about my teacher now. Hmm.


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    28. Het is een eigenzinnige boek maar aangenaam interessant. Een reeks verhalen verteld door een kind. Ze zijn grappig, wreed, speels en vol fantasie. Maar vooral zo goed geschreven.



    29. Many reviewers are concerned with the voice that tells this story. Kassandra is a child of five or six years, and the narrative is in first person present tense. Readers understand more about the confusing events Kassandra witnesses and participates in, and yet the prose is consistently too sophisticated to be a transcription of a child's mind. One reviewer suggested that the narrator is an adult Kassandra writing from a mental institution. Given the abuse the child suffers, it makes sense that [...]


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