Alki Zei was born in Athens and passed her early childhood in Samos, which is reflected in her internationally recognised novel for children. Alki Zei qualifies as one of the most famous and beloved contemporary Greek authors. She was born in Athens in Her studies include philosophy, drama . of 53 results for Books: “Alki Zei” kaplani tis vitrinas / το καπλάνι της βιτρίνας. by zei alki / ζέη άλκη Oct 1, by Alki Zei and Gisèle Jeanperrin.

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This is confirmed by the various national and international distinctions of her work, as well as by the fact that her work is studied as a subject of research and teaching at the University. Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Learn more about Amazon Prime. Above all Wildcat under glass which has marked alji Greek juvenile literature since it was first published in The respect to historic truth, the discreet projection of ideological messages, the reference to crucial historic events and social problems without evasion or concealment, render Alki Zei a pioneer in the literature for children and young readers.

Her books have been translated into numerous languages. Most of the titles of her works have been published in a large variety of languages and a number of countries around the world, not to mention the adaptations of her works for Cuban television and the inclusion of some of her works as textbooks in Italy and Cyprus.

Alki Zei qualifies as one of the most alkl and beloved contemporary Greek authors. Zei was born in Athens.

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Learn how and when to remove these template messages. For more guidance, see Wikipedia: She returned after the reconstitution of the parliamentary republic in and lives ever since in Athens. They are inspired by her personal experiences, weaving along the recent history of Greece, treating meanwhile universal subjects.


Please zsi your request again later. Since the years of the German occupation in Greece during Second World War, zel has fought actively for freedom, social justice and democracy, being part of the left wing movement. Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: Her books have often been awarded abroad: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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Through various akki republications, cataloguing for school study and frequent honours, it is considered to be one of the best books for children worldwide according to librarians, literary critics and teachers. Alki Zei’s entire work is translated in various languages around the world.

There her children were born, and she started to write for young adults. The subjects of her books are mainly based on her personal experiences, conveying important events of the recent history of Greece. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

But, alas, that was a true story that happened indeed during the Nazi occupation.

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Because of the values they carry, many of her books are studied at school and her most popular novels are often performed on stage.

This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Despite the realism and seriousness of their subject matter, her books stand out for their optimistic view on life and their delicate humour, without lacking either the gift of fiction, therefore constituting admirable literary works.

She participates regularly in literary exchanges at schools, libraries and bookstores where she meets and discusses with children. Available for download now.

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With unparalleled humour, the independent-minded Constantina teases her grandmother by confusing Kolokotronis and Yiannis Ritsos. The basic feature of all her books is the lived reality and the immediate experience. Every individual has the dignity of its own drama. Between Greece of those alk and Greece of today many light years have passed. Among the various national and international distinctions she has obtained for her work, the greatest recognition comes from the readers, who read passionately her books and place them in the top of the best alik lists.

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Wildcat Under Glasswas inspired by her childhood spent in Samos and is semi-autobiographical. Achille’s fiancee, Wildcat under glass and Petros’ war, are included in the classic best sellers of contemporary Greek literature. Her studies include philosophy, drama and scenario writing.

Alki Zei’s books are published in many countries around the world; she has received various distinctions and awards, and continues to earn the admiration of a wide readership. I am one of those readers who cannot understand the difference between children’s or adolescent literature and literature for adults.

At the same time, moral values, like for example solidarity, daring or sincerity, emerge from her books, as well as discreet ideological messages, but with no attempt to moralize or preach. This was followed by a series of books for children, and in by her first novel for adults, Achilles Fiancee. During her early years at junior high school she started writing plays for puppet theatre.