The big city, countless sorrows
Although his writing is primarily associated with Thessaloniki, Yiorgos Ioannou’s texts contain a particular glimpse into Athens. Through his short stories, confessional texts and essays, Team Asty will attempt to trace Ioannou’s image of Athens, as well as the point of view through which the post-war generation of writers viewed the big city. By walking along the same route that Ioannou took on his way back home (coming down from Thessaloniki), we will be simultaneously taking the thematic and aesthetic route from the countryside to the capital taken by that entire generation.
Organizer: Team Asty
Section: Athenian Book Routes