Margarita Karapanou’s Kassandra and the Wolf was first published in 1974, and went on to become a contemporary classic in Greece, receive international acclaim, and establish its 28-year-old author as an intensely original new talent, who garnered comparisons to Proust and Schulz. Six-year-old Kassandra is given a doll: “I put her to sleep in her box, but first I cut off her legs and arms so she’d fit,” she tells us, “Later, I cut her head off too, so she wouldn’t be so heavy. Now I love her very much.”
Kassandra is an unforgettable narrator, a perfect, brutal guide to childhood as we’ve never seen it―a journey that passes through the looking glass but finds the darkest corners of the real world.
This project has been funded with support from the Creative Europe Programme of the European Commission.