La Liberté et la Mort
- Κωδικός Προϊόντος: 01021
- Διαθεσιμότητα: Διαθέσιμο
- Χωρίς ΦΠΑ: 17.92€
The plot is set in the Cretan uprising of 1889.
The central character, a wild, insubordinate warrior named Kapetan (rebel
leader) Michalis, has sworn to remain unshaven and dressed in black, and not to
laugh until Crete has been freed. But when he meets Emine, wife of his blood
brother Nurey Bey, he is overcome by a "new demon"; for all his
efforts, he cannot get her out of his mind.
Kapetan Michalis struggles with his demon, Nurey Bey challenges Manoussakas to
a duel to avenge his father's death. He kills Manoussakas, but is wounded in
the genitals. This wound heals, but Nurey Bey commits suicide, being unable to
bear the disdain and pity Emine shows him over his mutilation, while she
becomes mistress to Kapetan Polyxigis. News of Nurey Bey's death adds to the
already charged atmosphere in Megalo Kastro, where news of skirmishes and riots
all over the island arrive daily.
On the instigation of the agas, Turkish
soldiers pour into the streets to wreak carnage and set fire to the city. A few
days later, the revolution breaks out. War is raging and the Turks lay siege to
the Monastery of Christ the Lord. At the same time, Emine readies herself to be
baptized a Christian, but Kapetan Michalis arranges that she is kidnapped and
hidden in a house belonging to one of his relatives. On the most decisive night
in the entire siege, he leaves the monastery to go and kill Emine; on his
return he finds it has been set ablaze.
afterwards, Kosmas (son of Manoussakas and nephew of of Kapetan Michalis)
arrives on Crete, bringing word to the revolutionaries that others have
capitulated. One by one the rebel leaders lay down their arms, but Kapetan
Michalis refuses to yield. Kosmas goes to his hideaway to bring him around, but
ends up staying, having felt the shadow of his own father rise up within
himself. In the heat of battle, he realizes that Kapetan Michalis has freed himself
of all fears and hopes. Shortly afterwards, uncle and nephew fall dead during
the final Turkish assault.
Author: Nikos Kazantzakis
Dimensions: 11.00 x 17.60 cm