Georgios Theotokas

Yórgos Theotokás, also spelt Geórgios Theotokás, (27 August 1905 - 30 October 1966) son of Michael and Andronike Theotokas was a Greek novelist born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire, which is now Istanbul, Turkey. After 1922 the family Theotokas had to leave Constantinople and they went to Athens. After studying in Athens, Paris, and London, his first essay was Free Spirit (1929) then three novels prior to World War II; Argo (1936), The Demon (1938), and Leonís (1940).

His first and, as it transpired, most influential novel, Argo, dealt with the problems of young people growing up in difficult and turbulent times. After the war he became more involved with the theatre, and was twice director of the Greek National Theatre, 1945-1947 and 1952-1953. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his friendship and correspondence with major figures of the Generation of the Thirties including the Nobel prize-winner George Seferis, but Argo remains in print and is still read with pleasure.



  • (Argo) Αργώ, Τόμοι Α' και Β', (1936)
  • Ασθενείς και Οδοιπόροι – Τόμοι Α' και Β'.
  • (Free Spirit) Ελεύθερο Πνεύμα, (1929)
  • (Euripides Pentozalis and other Stories) Ευριπίδης Πεντοζάλης και Άλλες Ιστορίες
  • (Orthodoxy in our times) Η Ορθοδοξία στον Καιρό Μας
  • (Leonis) Λεωνής, (1940)
  • Μια Αλληλογραφία
  • Οι Καμπάνες
  • Πνευματική Πορεία
  • (Flags in the Sun) Σημαίες στον Ήλιο
  • Στοχασμοί και Θέσεις, Πολιτικά Κείμενα: 1925-949 Και 1950-1966, Τόμοι Α΄ Και Β΄
  • (Travel to the Middle East and Mount Athos) Ταξίδι στη Μέση Ανατολή και στο Άγιον Όρος, (1961)
  • (Travels: Persia, Romania, Soviet Union, Bulgaria) Ταξίδια: Περσία, Ρουμανία, Σοβιετική Ένωση, Βουλγαρία
  • Τετράδια Ημερολογίου 1939-1953
  • (The Demon) Το Δαιμόνιο, (1938) , Academy Prize 1939
  • Το Παιχνίδι της Τρέλας και της Φρονιμάδας
  • Ώρες Αργίας

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