1966, Vassilis Vasslikos, Z, First Rare Edition, Greece, Grigoris Lambrakis


Z  is a novel , published in 1966, the subject of which is based on the assassination of deputy Grigoris Lambrakis in Thessaloniki in 1963. It was brought to the screen in 1969 by Costa-Gavras. Vassilikos chose the letter Z, wanting it to sound like Zei (greek for he lives) to refer to the slogan of the citizens at the funeral of Lambrakis, a slogan that simultaneously expressed the desire of the majority of the Greek people for freedom and democracy.

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Βασίλης Βασιλικός


Vassilis Vassilikos



First Rare Edition and First Printing

Published by Ekdoseis Themelio in Athens in 1966

Original Soft Binding


Pages 414

Rarely found for Sales in Commerce!


Vassilis Vassilikos (1933 – 2023) was an acclaimed Greek writer and diplomat. He stands among the top ten most translated Greek authors. Due to political unrest in Greece, Vassilikos was forced into exile and moved to Paris in April of 1967.

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