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The Resource A dream of kings : a novel, Harry Mark Petrakis ; new foreword by Dan Georgakas

A dream of kings : a novel, Harry Mark Petrakis ; new foreword by Dan Georgakas

Label
A dream of kings : a novel
Title
A dream of kings
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Harry Mark Petrakis ; new foreword by Dan Georgakas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "At the heart of A Dream of Kings is Leonidas Matsoukas, operator of the Pindar Counseling Service ("Solutions provided for all problems of life and love"), proponent of wildly creative get-rich-quick schemes, passionately loving husband and father, equally ardent lover of the beautiful bakeshop proprietor Anthoula, incurable gambler, and incorrigible fighter. Matsoukas is a fiercely proud Greek immigrant with a zest for the temptations of his new home on Halsted Street in 1960s Chicago. He dreams of conquering the city but the tragic illness of his young son Stavros pits him against the larger opponent of fate. By turns comic and heartbreaking, A Dream of Kings combines the power of classical myth--a man raging against the gods--with the vitality, emotion, and joyous ebb and flow of our all-too-human lives. "The gods have chosen you for eternal disaster," Matsoukas's friend Cicero tells him, "but you take every act that has been prepared for your punishment and turn it into some kind of triumph." A Dream of Kings was first published in 1966. It was a New York Times best seller, translated into twelve languages, and made into a 1969 feature film starring Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas. This new edition includes a foreword from Dan Georgakas, retired director of the Greek American Studies Project at the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at Queens College-CUNY and editor of the Journal of Hellenic Diaspora"--
  • "This new edition of A Dream of Kings will introduce the work of a legendary Greek American author to a new generation of readers and, one hopes, will generate renewed scholarly interest in his literary legacy. A Dream of Kings was a New York Times best-seller and a finalist in the National Book Awards of 1966. It was subsequently translated into a dozen languages and was adapted for a 1969 motion picture starring Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.E78
LC item number
D7 2015
Literary form
fiction
Label
A dream of kings : a novel, Harry Mark Petrakis ; new foreword by Dan Georgakas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
893455768
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
New edition.
Extent
180 pages :
Isbn
9781611175356
Lccn
2015004602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1329229
  • (Sirsi) b34019819
  • (OCoLC)893455768
Label
A dream of kings : a novel, Harry Mark Petrakis ; new foreword by Dan Georgakas
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
893455768
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
New edition.
Extent
180 pages :
Isbn
9781611175356
Lccn
2015004602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1329229
  • (Sirsi) b34019819
  • (OCoLC)893455768

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