I'd Like

Amanda Michalopoulou (Author) Karen Emmerich (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$12.50  $11.50
Publisher
Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date
April 01, 2008
Pages
129
Dimensions
5.71 X 8.88 X 0.44 inches | 0.46 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781564784933
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About the Author

Amanda Michalopoulou was born in Athens, Greece in 1966. She has had a daily newspaper column in Kathimerini since 1990, and is the author of four novels, two short story collections, and a successful series of children's books. She has won various awards, in particular for her first short story collection, Life is Colourful Outside, and her first novel, Wishbone Memories. She currently lives in Athens.
Karen Emmerich is praised for her translations of Greek contemporary authors Rhea Galanake and Margarita Karapanou, she was awarded fellowships by the Fulbright and Onassis foundations, and in 1999, the Elizabeth Constantinides Translation Prize by the Modern Greek Studies Association. She lives in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Reviews

"An innovative collection of short stories that overturns expectations and surprises the reader, full of sarcasm, humor, and anguish, with a sob that escapes at the end--after all, that's what life is like." -- Eleni Gika
"Moving against the current, Amanda Michalopoulou calls her new book a collection of short stories, though its thirteen texts read as a unified whole. After we've finished I'd Like, we realize that we have to read it again from the beginning, to reevaluate the information we've been given. And therein lies the appeal and innovation of this work." -- Elizabeth Kotzia
"Michalopoulou's artless, lively style endows her narratives with sweetness, vivacity and sensitivity, softening their sharp edges. Of course, beneath the narrator's stubbornly cheerful tone we can discern a constant but muffled lament for a childhood now lost. . . . In this latest book, Michalopoulou treats her thematic obsession--the issue of writing itself--with greater daring and ingenuity than ever before." -- Lina Panteleon

"An innovative collection of short stories that overturns expectations and surprises the reader, full of sarcasm, humor, and anguish, with a sob that escapes at the end--after all, that's what life is like."--"Ethnos"