ELENA MAROUTSOU  
     
     
 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 21, 2004 - EARLY EVENING - AT THE ďEURYPIDES STIN STOAĒ BOOKSHOP - IN HALANDRI - I WAS INVITED TO SPEAK ABOUT ELENA MAROUTSOUíS NOVEL, BETRAYING THE NAMES, ALONG WITH PETROS TATSOPOULOS: IT WAS THE AUTHOR WHO INVITED US - THATíS HOW THESE THINGS ARE DONE - YOU DIDNíT THINK THE PUBLISHER ARRANGED THINGS LIKE THAT, DID YOU, OR THE BOOKSELLER? - I KNOW I DID - ONCE, LONG LONG AGO - BUT BELIEVE YOU ME, ITíS THE AUTHORS THAT DO EVERYTHING  -  AND THE PUBLISHERS ARE QUITE HAPPY TO LET THEM GET ON WITH IT  - AND I WAS PLEASED TO BE ASKED - BECAUSE IíD READ THE BOOK AND LIKED IT A LOT -  BECAUSE IíD READ HER LAST BOOK AND LIKED THAT A LOT, TOO - BECAUSE I LIKE PLEASANT REVELATIONS LIKE THAT FROM PEOPLE I KNOW ONLY SLIGHTLY - LIKE ELENA WHO IíVE BEEN BUMPING INTO AND SHARING A FEW HURRIED WORDS WITH IN PASSING FOR YEARS - BECAUSE I WANTED TO TRY MY HAND AT TALKING ABOUT A BOOK WITHOUT SENDING MY LISTENERS TO SLEEP- - - - - - - I PREPARED WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY THAT NIGHT: JUST SOME NOTES ON SLIPS OF PAPER, NO MORE THAN I USED TO MAKE FOR THE RADIO (LETíS NOT FORGET WE ONLY EVER HAVE ONE REAL LOVE IN OUR LIVES)- - - - - - I LIKE TO TAKE A GIFT WHEN IíM INVITED SOMEWHERE, THURSDAY OCTOBER 21, 2004 - EARLY EVENING - AT THE ďEURYPIDES STIN STOAĒ BOOKSHOP - IN HALANDRI - I WAS INVITED TO SPEAK ABOUT ELENA MAROUTSOUíS NOVEL, BETRAYING THE NAMES, ALONG WITH PETROS TATSOPOULOS: IT WAS THE AUTHOR WHO INVITED US - THATíS HOW THESE THINGS ARE DONE: YOU DIDNíT THINK THE PUBLISHER ARRANGED THINGS LIKE THAT, DID YOU, OR THE BOOKSELLER? I KNOW I DIDÖONCE, LONG LONG AGOÖBUT BELIEVE YOU ME, ITíS THE AUTHORS THAT DO EVERYTHING, AND THE PUBLISHERS ARE QUITE HAPPY TO LET THEM GET ON WITH IT  - AND I WAS PLEASED TO BE ASKED, BECAUSE IíD READ THE BOOK AND LIKED IT A LOT -  BECAUSE IíD READ HER LAST BOOK AND LIKED THAT A LOT, TOO - BECAUSE I LIKE PLEASANT REVELATIONS LIKE THAT FROM PEOPLE I KNOW ONLY SLIGHTLY - LIKE ELENA WHO IíVE BEEN BUMPING INTO AND SHARING A FEW HURRIED WORDS WITH IN PASSING FOR YEARS - BECAUSE I WANTED TO TRY MY HAND AT TALKING ABOUT A BOOK WITHOUT SENDING MY LISTENERS TO SLEEP- - - - - - - I PREPARED WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY THAT NIGHT: JUST SOME NOTES ON SLIPS OF PAPER, NO MORE THAN I USED TO MAKE FOR THE RADIO (LETíS NOT FORGET WE ONLY EVER HAVE ONE REAL LOVE IN OUR LIVES)- - - - - - I LIKE TO TAKE SOMETHING WITH ME, A GIFT, WHEN IíM INVITED SOMEWHERE, I WONíT SHOW UP EMPTY-HANDED AND PLAY IT BY EAR - ITíS A MATTER OF PERSONAL AESTHETICS - - - - -