"Contre Temps" by Mimika Kranaki
1947

"Contre Temps" by Mimika Kranaki

MimikaKranakis' (1920-2008) bilingual (French and Greek) novel "Contre Temps," moves between the realistic and avant-garde style of writing, relying heavily on lyricism, symbolism, and musicality. Like many Greeks of her generation, she went into exile in 1945 and lived in Paris, where, in 1947, she published in Greek her first erotic and autobiographical novel "Contre Temps." She engaged in a sensitive and confessional tone expressing childish grief. She taught as a Philosophy professor at the University of Nanterre (1967-1985.) In her final work, "Philhellènes," she focused on the idiosyncratic home nostalgia of Greek émigrés.