[ATTRACTIVE FIRST GREEK EDITION OF THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA] O geros kai i thalassa. [= The old man and the sea]. Translated by Dimitris Berachas.

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ERNEST HEMINGWAY, (1899-1961).

Ikaros., [ca. 1950] - Athens.

Paperback. Dust wrapper. Demy 8vo. (22 x 15 cm). In Greek (Modern). 94, [1] p. Owner script and name on colophon. A very scarce and attractive first Greek edition of 'The old man and the sea' by Hemingway translated by Dimitris Mperakhas. Copy with no date, according to the OCLC it's printed in the 1950s, and this masterpiece was translated very early into the Greek language soon after originally printed. In 1948, Hemingway and Mary traveled to Europe, staying in Venice for several months. While there, Hemingway fell in love with the then 19-year-old Adriana Ivancich. The platonic love affair inspired the novel Across the River and into the Trees, written in Cuba during a time of strife with Mary, and published in 1950 to negative reviews. The following year, furious at the critical reception of Across the River and Into the Trees, he wrote the draft of The Old Man and the Sea in eight weeks, saying that it was "the best I can write ever for all of my life". The Old Man and the Sea became a book-of-the-month selection, made Hemingway an international celebrity, and won the Pulitzer Prize in May 1952, a month before he left for his second trip to Africa. Only two institutional copies in OCLC: 1111709467. First Greek Edition of 'The Old Man and the Sea'.