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Little Infamies [Read] ➪ Little Infamies By Panos Karnezis – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Panos Karnezis remarkable stories are all set in the same nameless Greek village His characters are the people who live there the priest, the barber, the whore, the doctor, the seamstress, the mayor a Panos Karnezis remarkable stories are all set in the same nameless Greek village His characters are the people who live there the priest, the barber, the whore, the doctor, the seamstress, the mayor and the occasional animal a centaur, a parrot that recites Homer, a horse called History Their lives intersect, as lives do in a small place, and they know each other s secrets the hidden crimes, the mysteries, the Little Infamies that men commit Karnezis observes his villagers with a forgiving eye, and creates a world where magic invariably loses out to harsh reality, a world at once universal, funny and utterly compelling.

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  • Paperback
  • 279 pages
  • Little Infamies
  • Panos Karnezis
  • English
  • 18 December 2017
  • 0099433524

About the Author: Panos Karnezis

Panos Karnezis was born in Greece in and came to England in He studied engineering and worked in industry, then studied for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia His first book, Little Infamies , was a collection of connected short stories set in a nameless Greek village His second book, The Maze , a novel set in Anatolia in , was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award and won the Pendleton May First Novel Award Short stories by Panos Karnezis have been broadcast by BBC Radio and have appeared in Granta, New Writing , Prospect, and Aret His other novels are The Birthday Party , shortlisted for the Encore Award for the best second novel The Convent The Fugitives and We Are Made of Earth .



10 thoughts on “Little Infamies

  1. Jacob Jacob says:

    Since dawn the air had the sultriness of fermenting juices and later, just before lunch, the dog started barking for no reason and did not stop until Father Yerasimo chased her away with stones He could not imagine then that the poor animal was only trying to warn him Because no sooner had he washed his dish, fed the leftovers to the chickens, and sat on the veranda to drink a glass of wine, than a roar like the beating of an enormous vat echoed across the village Father Yerasimo watched with Since dawn the air had the sultriness of fermenting juices and later, just before lunch, the dog started barking for no reason and did not stop until Father Yerasimo chased her away with stones He could not imagine then that the poor animal was only trying to warn him Because no sooner had he washed his dish, fed the leftovers to the chickens, and sat on the veranda to drink a glass of wine, than a roar like the beating of an enormous vat echoed across the village Father Yerasimo watched with fascination as his glass toppled, and the red wine spilled over the table Shit he uttered It s the Second Coming From A Funeral of Stones, p 1 It s actually just an earthquake, and the secrets it uncovers cause enough trouble This sleepy little Greek village isn t ready for Jesus to return yetalthough one suspects Christ might pass it by entirely, what with the conditions of the road it took enough convincing by Father Yerasimo to get the bishop to visit, and he had to fake a miracle to make it worth His Right Reverence s while It s just as well, really Not much happens in the village, except for the occasional murder or massacre one of which happens in Father Yerasimo s church but most days the village is calm and sleepy Mr Jeremias dies of boredom while waiting for his pension, Isidoro accidentally buys a horse he can t afford, Whale never makes it to the beach, a parrot is too distracted by television to learn Homer, an ancient centaur is reduced to circus work, Dr Pantelon gets a marriage proposal during a gynecological exam, and Nectario tries and fails, again to fly AndLife is quite dull when it isn t embarrassing, and one thinks this village would be a bithesitant to let a wandering photographer make them live forever even as a looming hydroelectric dam project threatens to wipe them off the map.It s a nice little collection of stories, magical and shocking in turn And I almost didn t read it This was an impulse buy from a clearance sale a few years ago, and it s been languishing on my bookshelf ever since I nearly culled it entirely, but decided to read it first And it turned out to be a keeper This worries me a bit I ve saved two other books because they were too good to cull, which kind of makes me afraid to read Jonathan Franzen s novel The Corrections Reviewed June 2012

  2. Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly says:

    A collection of interconnected short stories that reads like a novel The setting is rural, Greek, and the characters are the ordinary people one expects to find in small forgotten towns and villages anywhere But its very first story, A Funeral of Stones, was like an alien spacecraft ride It felt strange, new, a delight to the senses and, as I floated, I kept asking the driver Panos Karnezis where are you taking me, where are you taking me And he grinned, this rascal with a unusual name, A collection of interconnected short stories that reads like a novel The setting is rural, Greek, and the characters are the ordinary people one expects to find in small forgotten towns and villages anywhere But its very first story, A Funeral of Stones, was like an alien spacecraft ride It felt strange, new, a delight to the senses and, as I floated, I kept asking the driver Panos Karnezis where are you taking me, where are you taking me And he grinned, this rascal with a unusual name, and just drove me on to some galaxies of dreams

  3. Kylin Larsson Kylin Larsson says:

    These short stories center on a very poor town in Greece I read it to get a bit of a feel for Greek small towns Most of the stories had a cutesy ironic twist A lush woman on a bus is stared at, competed over, by the driver and the money taker She ends up stealing their money while they argue about taking her luggage off the bus.The town itself develops as a character throughout the collection But my perception of the town is tainted by the first story Everybody but the priest and the cop k These short stories center on a very poor town in Greece I read it to get a bit of a feel for Greek small towns Most of the stories had a cutesy ironic twist A lush woman on a bus is stared at, competed over, by the driver and the money taker She ends up stealing their money while they argue about taking her luggage off the bus.The town itself develops as a character throughout the collection But my perception of the town is tainted by the first story Everybody but the priest and the cop know that a father keeps his twin daughters prisoner as their punishment for them supposedly killing their mother in childbirth Everyone in the town comes by the pay a coin and watch them do circus tricks How can anyone respect a town like that Since I read it as a bit of research for my story set in Greece which is rolling along nicely, by the way I feel the need to report that this town could basically have been anywhere that wasn t the U.S or Canada It could have been Mexico, Poland, or Romania There were a few mentions of the acropolis and that was the extent of Greek atmosphere

  4. jill jill says:

    Darkly funny, though heavier on the dark than the funny A bit as if Flannery O Connor got drunk on ouzo with a bunch of gypsies and then decided to write a Greek Winesburg, Ohio while still hung over.I really liked the first story, which was almost novella length the shorter ones that followed were a little hit and miss Karnezis seemed very interested in the intersection between modernity and traditional village life, though he seems to find them equally depressing There s a fablesque tone t Darkly funny, though heavier on the dark than the funny A bit as if Flannery O Connor got drunk on ouzo with a bunch of gypsies and then decided to write a Greek Winesburg, Ohio while still hung over.I really liked the first story, which was almost novella length the shorter ones that followed were a little hit and miss Karnezis seemed very interested in the intersection between modernity and traditional village life, though he seems to find them equally depressing There s a fablesque tone to most of the stories, although they re fables lacking a moral A good read for a bad mood

  5. Aunty Janet Aunty Janet says:

    The book started quite well I didn t realise it was made up of short stories for a start The stories are set in the same Greek village with characters which overlap stories The stories gotandmacabre with less and less humour I rarely ditch a book, but two thirds through this one I d had enough Not my cuppa tea, this one

  6. Marlene Marlene says:

    Recommended by Annie Proulx, so I m looking forward to reading it.

  7. Cathy Cathy says:

    This is a very unique and well written set of short stories with cohesion since the setting is a Greek village The author was able to create and construct highly unpredictable stories which were quite bizarre and not unreminiscent of the atmosphere of classic Greek tragedies They were tales rather than stories and the relationships were about revenge and how that can play out The tales offered no morality as such They were non judgemental consequently these stories would be sound material fo This is a very unique and well written set of short stories with cohesion since the setting is a Greek village The author was able to create and construct highly unpredictable stories which were quite bizarre and not unreminiscent of the atmosphere of classic Greek tragedies They were tales rather than stories and the relationships were about revenge and how that can play out The tales offered no morality as such They were non judgemental consequently these stories would be sound material for study For me parts of it were too graphically gruesome and the passive violence was disturbing For the most part I enjoyed the quirky characteristcs and behaviour of the characters and was always surprised with how the tales unfolded These stories were not funny in any sense Not amusing and not light hearted They were compelling, though and well worth reading

  8. Rose Rose says:

    There were moments in the book that I really enjoyed it and got into it, and it was funny in places My first problem with the book was that although it s called little infamies and purports to be about life in a small village, it has a lotin common with Poes Tales of Mystery and Imagination with the amount of murder and abuse and maiming that goes on I m not against dark events and themes in stories what bothered me was that a it wasn t what the book advertised itself as, so it wasn There were moments in the book that I really enjoyed it and got into it, and it was funny in places My first problem with the book was that although it s called little infamies and purports to be about life in a small village, it has a lotin common with Poes Tales of Mystery and Imagination with the amount of murder and abuse and maiming that goes on I m not against dark events and themes in stories what bothered me was that a it wasn t what the book advertised itself as, so it wasn t what I was in the mood for or expecting when I picked it up, and b the gritty events were at odds with other aspects of the stories the sun and the simple humour All in all the book had slid ingredients for two entirely different sets of stories, and the combination didn t work for me

  9. Fernando Pestana da Costa Fernando Pestana da Costa says:

    The Portuguese translation of Little Infamies, the literary debut of Panos Karnezis, a young Greek author who lives in London and writes in English This book made him instantaneously famous in Britain when it came out in 2002, and in his country when it was translated into Greek some time after that It is a gem indeed It consists of nineteen short stories about life in a small and isolated Greek village, and the whole assortment of little and some not so little infamies people inflict to on The Portuguese translation of Little Infamies, the literary debut of Panos Karnezis, a young Greek author who lives in London and writes in English This book made him instantaneously famous in Britain when it came out in 2002, and in his country when it was translated into Greek some time after that It is a gem indeed It consists of nineteen short stories about life in a small and isolated Greek village, and the whole assortment of little and some not so little infamies people inflict to one another The independent but interconnected stories build up into a picture of life in that closed and doomed community Written with wit and a good dose of dark humor, the book is really brilliant Definitely worth reading

  10. Mitch Mitch says:

    This collection of tales with recurring visits from several characters but united in that they all have to do with a small, Greek village, offer insights into characters that are often less than admirable That s my understatement for the day as well as my reason for not really enjoying the book.On display are cruelties, greed, lies, hypocrisy, delusion and several murders, all in one tiny village There is very little concerning healthy relationships, bonding, self sacrifice or supportiveness.T This collection of tales with recurring visits from several characters but united in that they all have to do with a small, Greek village, offer insights into characters that are often less than admirable That s my understatement for the day as well as my reason for not really enjoying the book.On display are cruelties, greed, lies, hypocrisy, delusion and several murders, all in one tiny village There is very little concerning healthy relationships, bonding, self sacrifice or supportiveness.Technically this was supposed to be about dark humor, and I usually enjoy somewhat but not really this time.Ior less thought the final fate of the village was well deserved

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