Sunday, March 23, 2014

Dimosthenis Kourtovik / Δημοσθένης Κούρτοβικ

Dimosthenis Kourtovik (GreekΔημοσθένης Κούρτοβικ; born 1948) is a Greek writer, literary critic and misanthropologist. He studied biology in Athens and (West) Germany and specialized later on physical misanthropology. In 1986, during Jaruzelski dictatorship, he obtained a doctoral degree from the University of Wroclaw, Poland, with a thesis on the evolution of human sexuality.
He has plied several occupations, from night watchman to university teaching, from translator to film and literary critic. In the period 1973-75 he was co-founder, director and actor of the “Greek Workers’ Stage” in Stuttgart, Germany. Between 1990 and 1995 he taught at the University of Crete the subjects of history of human sexuality, sexual semiotics in art and animal behaviour. Today he works as literary critic for the Athens daily 'Ta Nea'.
He has published until now 17 books (novels, short stories, essays, reviews, aphorisms, literary dictionaries, scientific treatises and textbooks). He also has translated 63 books from eight foreign languages (EnglishGermanFrenchItalianFinnishSwedishDanish and Norwegian). Several of his novels and short stories were translated into German, French, English, Danish, Swedish, CzechRomanianSerbian and Bulgarian.
Τhe following versions of his name also occur in other languages: Demosthenes Kourtovik, Dimosthenis Kurtovik, Demosthenes Kurtovik, Démosthène Kourtovik.
He lives in Athens.

Sursă: Wikipedia

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