Izmir (Smyrna) has always been a kind of golden chalice for Greek literature. In other words it was, and still is, more than a beloved subject for authors and readers alike. In this essay we attempt a first approach to Izmir and especially on how the city is represented in Modern Greek literature (1980-2012). We develop a series of primary concerns and thoughts related to the city. For example we explore how Izmir is displayed in contemporary Greek novels or how its characters are represented in these novels. Another problem is the sales of these books inside Greek book market, or how much they are famous and popular among Greek readers. This article is a small contribution to contemporary research in literary.


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