George Theotokas


George Theotokas (1905–1966) belongs to the “generation of the thirties” which has given Greece some of its finest writers, including the two Nobel Prize winners, George Seferis and Odysseus Elytis. His essay The Free Spirit (1929) has been claimed as the manifesto of that generation, and his work as a novelist. Short story writer, essayist, dramatist, and founder and editor of literary journals has secured for him an important place in modern Greek letters and as a social and cultural critic.

Among Theotokas’s other works translated into English are his celebrated novel Argo, which portrays a developed picture of adolescent life and the fate of Hellenism in Constantinople during the Asia Minor Disaster and in Athens during the interwar years, and his play The Game of Folly Versus Wisdom.