Apostolos Doxiadis

Reviews

Written by Christopher Michel, THE BROOKLYN RAIL Thursday, 04 February 2010 09:53 In 1958, the noted logician and pacifist Bertrand Russell wrote an angry cartoon-style book called The Good Citizen’s Alphabet, with his wife, Franciszka Themerson. The book, an abecedary of bitterly defined words, each accompanied by an illustration, signified his deep frustration with humanity. For example: “VIRTUE — submission …continue reading…

Logicomix, Reviews


Written by Barry C. Smith, THE PHILOSOPHER’S MAGAZINE Monday, 15 March 2010 08:38 “[LOGICOMIX] does philosophy, and in particular a dauntingly formal branch of philosophy, a very large favour, rendering it both accessible and engaging.” Review in The Philosopher’s Magazine.

Logicomix, Reviews


Written by Judith Roitman, NOTICES Wednesday, 01 December 2010 16:26 “What Logicomix does that few works in any medium do is make intellectual passion palpable.”

Logicomix, Reviews


Written by Good ok bad Thursday, 27 October 2011 06:54 When age-spanning epics are called for, there are few so often drawn from the Great Well of Story Archetypes as the battle between order and chaos. In the realms of the human and the personal, some variation of Boy Meets Girl is undoubtedly the go-to narrative frame. But when a …continue reading…

Logicomix, Reviews


Δεκατέσσερα χρόνια μετά την μεταπολίτευση, ο Απ. Δοξιάδης, με το δεύτερο βιβλίο του, μας επαναφέρει στο κλίμα της εφτάχρονης στρατιωτικής δικτατορίας…

Makavettas, Reviews


Γλώσσα πολύχημη και εφευρετική, ένας μύθος έξυπνος και κινητικός, που βρίσκεται (όπως και στο πρώτο βιβλίο του συγγραφέα) μεταξύ του ολοφάνερου – σπαρακτικά ειρωνικού ψέμματος και της σοβαρής, αδιαμφισβήτητης αλήθειας…

Makavettas, Reviews


“Macabetas, writer-director’s Doxiadis’ second novel is this year’s most enjoyable book. Doxiadis technique is almost Stendhalian, fast-paced, lively, filled with panoramic vistas… The situation and the happenings described could easily have been taking place in another country. If the names were Spanish instead of Greek and the setting Latin American we would still have a totally convincing tale.”

Makavettas, Reviews


“Macabetas is an inventive, lively novel… The narrative is characterised by total economy, moving effortlessly between the commonplace and the totally unexpected… The theme of legitimacy of political action is at the book’s centre. It would be a mistake, however, to assume that the choice of a serious subject makes for heavy reading. On the contrary, Macabetas is an extremely …continue reading…

Makavettas, Reviews


8May

“Macabetas is one of the most interesting and entertaining books I have recently read… At last, someone looks at the dark period of the junta from a light-hearted side, and this without ever losing from sight its horror and tragedy. What’s more, I daresay that the novel’s almost parodic point-of-view achieves a deeper insight into the issues at stake…”

Makavettas, Reviews


“An adventure tale… it will be read from first page to last at one sitting: The first proof of its writer’s talent… At the novel’s centre is a hero who embodies the best and the worst of modern Greece. Plots, intrigues, treason — the reader is drawn into the dark world of the junta and its conspirators… One of the …continue reading…

Makavettas, Reviews