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Our shop has been operating in Thessaloniki under the name Christos and Nestor C. Kavvadas since 1979. We collect and sell mainly books and archive material from the 20th century. In addition, our stock includes printed and hand-written documents of all descriptions relating to the everyday life and activities of Greeks in the same century. We would like to thank you for visiting our site and are at your service either to provide you with items from our catalogue or any related information.

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Ezra Pound

Come, my songs, let us express our baser passions.
Let us express our envy for the man with a steady job and no worry about the future.
You are very idle, my songs,
I fear you will come to a bad end.
You stand about the streets, You loiter at the corners and bus-stops,
You do next to nothing at all.

You do not even express our inner nobilitys,
You will come to a very bad end.

And I? I have gone half-cracked.
I have talked to you so much that I almost see you about me,
Insolent little beasts! Shameless! Devoid of clothing!

But you, newest song of the lot,
You are not old enough to have done much mischief.
I will get you a green coat out of China
With dragons worked upon it.
I will get you the scarlet silk trousers
From the statue of the infant Christ at Santa Maria Novella;
Lest they say we are lacking in taste,
Or that there is no caste in this family.