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Hellenic Cultural Society of Southeastern New England (Providence, RI 02906)
William F. Wyatt (Project Director: February 1978 to present)

Translation of A. Karkavistas' "The Begg ar"

To support the translation of the stories of G. Vyziinos as part of a series of19th century Greek works being translated into English. Vyziinos wrote the first short stories in Greek and is considered an important literary artist.

To provide an English translation of The Beggar, a novel of Andreas Karkavitsas which is remarkable among 19th century Greek works for the power which it derives from description of village superstitions. Work will include an introduction and notes explanatory of customs and locales, notes required to enable the reader to comprehend the society described.

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$9,100 (approved)
$9,100 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1978 – 8/31/1979