200 YEARS GREEKS AND INNOVATION
1920

"The life and death of Karavelas" by Theotokis is being published

The writer from Corfu (1872-1923,) last descendant of the Ionian noblesse, published four novels within ten years (1912-1922.) His exciting narrative style, the humanistic core of his work and the socialist references introduced a populist setting to modern Greek literature. He narrates his stories about tragic lives and fatal circumstances with naturalistic strength, like in "The life and death of Karavelas." He focused on the raw reality of the decadence of the aristocracy of the Ionian islands. He dove profoundly into the transitional norms of a dying world, much like Tomasi di Lampedusa did in "The Leopard."