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At Palaces of Knossos
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Theodora Vasils has translated several works by Nikos Kazantzakis. Among her other translated works are short stories published in various literary journals, and a book of poetry, In Another Light, by Koralia Theotokas. Themi Vasils, along with Theodora Vasils, has translated several works by Nikos Kazantzakis, among them Alexander the Great as well as books by other contemporary Greek writers. Their work has won high praise from Kazantzakis's widow, who comments, "Never has Kazantzakis found better translators."

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"At the Palace of Knossos, a vivid retelling of the legend of Theseus and the destruction of the Minoan empire, is one of the lesser works of Kazantzakis...Yet it is a testament to Kazantzakis' powers that a work written casually for a young audience can make compelling reading for people of any age...No modern writer is as gifted as Kazantzakis in creating characters who are bigger than life yet very human, and everyone in this story manages to draw some sympathy from the reader, even the Minotaur...Whether young or old, those who read this book will not be disappointed." - Nicholas Gage, Los Angeles Times "As in Kazantzakis's other work, there is a strong sense of dual heritage, particularly in the emphasis on the web of national and cultural conflicts and connections between then-mighty Crete and its vassal state Greece. He paints a dreamlike tapestry of the Cretan magnificence, power, and cruelty against which Athenian prince Theseus, with aid from Cretan princess Ariadne, must fight for freedom." - Publishers Weekly

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