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The language box: Aspects of a writer’s task

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The language box invites the reader   to engage with the problems of writing. It is common ground, a schema onto which questions relating to the work of literature, the author and his labours can be placed.

Inside The language box, a multivalent essay balances criticism and theory without tipping either way. It does not approach literary texts ‘from without’, but nor does it mythologize the act of writing through the revelation of some esoteric, mystic process.


The language box is merely a precision tool with which we can observe the act of creation. A willing sounding board for anyone seeking a path across the uncharted domain of the written word.

Kastaniotis, 2006, 270 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: 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.

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