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Enclosed World

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A many-layered tale in which the main character is the place. The enclosed, stifling city. Strange and lonely people. A young man travels through glossy magazine photographs while at the same time his beloved sets fire to the bed she had through adolescence. A black-clad woman, entranced like an ancient priestess, frightens passers-by with her wild dancing.

A painter, wheelchair-bound, takes down pictures from the television screen on his canvas. One-track lives, like railway tracks, intertwine and interweave in a guardhouse-city. Enclosed World follows the footprints of life, searching for the blueprint of the ordinary person.

Published in French by Actes Sud

Kastaniotis, 2002, 219 p.

Chryssopoulos Christos

Christos Chryssopoulos was born in Athens in 1968. He travels a lot and is devoted to writing and Literature Theory. His web-page is: www.chrissopoulos-vivlia.blogspot.com. Todate, the following books have been published : The language box (2006); Imaginary museum (2005); Schuyata (2004); Enclosed world (2003); Encounters (Listasafn,Reykjavik, 2003); The Black Dress (RCIPP, N.J., 2002); The manicurist (2000); Napoleon Delastos’ recipes (1997), and Laura Jackson’s London day (2008) which received the Academy of Athens Award.”The Manicurist”, “Enclosed World” and “The Parthenon Bomber” have been translated into French by Actes Sud. For his last book on Athens apart the translation by Actes Sud, a work in progress is on its way for October 2013 on ARTE TV.