Beware Greeks bearing discounted poetry

Blog / Tom Chivers

The monster rears from the river has swum upstream for years to get here in its Sunday best seeking employment – ‘Static Exile’ A jarhead Heraklis smokes – ‘from Parchment, Scalpel, Rock’ Greece is in crisis, teetering on the edge of bankruptcy and an inglorious exit from the Eurozone. And so, in a move of […]

The monster rears from the river
has swum upstream for years to get here
in its Sunday best
seeking employment
– ‘Static Exile’

A jarhead Heraklis smokes
– ‘from Parchment, Scalpel, Rock’

Greece is in crisis, teetering on the edge of bankruptcy and an inglorious exit from the Eurozone. And so, in a move of astonishing bad taste, we are discounting Static Exile to a paltry FIVE POUNDS.

Static Exile is the first collection by second generation Greek poet George Ttoouli: surreal, clever, funny and politically-charged, it’s perfect reading for sitting out the recession.

This deal lasts as long as another George, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou (currently facing a vote of no confidence), stays in power. It might only be hours…

Order your £5 copy here while Papandreou lasts!

A statement from George Ttoouli

“It is my belief that Greece is more than simply the tourist hotspot-du-jour for North Europeans. However, if you (as in, YOU, Germans, British, Scandinavians) would like to retain access to our beautiful beaches, souvlakia and sexually transmitted diseases, then you will have to pay the price.

The drachma is a far older currency than this new-fangled ‘euro’, which is bandied about as if it’s the new dollar. It was clearly invented for the purposes of controlling the free Mediterranean spirit that currently feels great regret for having invented democracy and allowed the West to reinvent it as a form of economic dominance.

To this end, I am grateful to respond positively to the suggestion by my publisher that we reduce the cost of my book, Static Exile, for a period of time equal to the remaining term of office held by [deleted for legal reasons] Papandreou, (or any such time before then, as deemed by my publisher, should Papandreou cling desperately to his untenably fragile political position for an even more unreasonable length of time). Greece should have defaulted months ago and pulled out of the new imperialist economic structure known as the EEC.”

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