In this book of 24 stories, or "person mythologies," Greek novelist and poet Andreas Embiricos combines history, myth, poetry, and psychology to create a sensual, original and fabulous universe. His characters, defying all convention, behave like the ancient Gods in their often murderous and pleasure-seeking expeditions, fulfilling instincts latent in everyone.

Born in 1901, Andreas Embiricos worked in the offices of the London-based Byron Steamship Company (which belonged to his family) between 1921 and 1925. However, he soon moved to Paris, where he joined the surrealist group of André Breton. Among his Many books are Blast Furnace and Argo, or the Voyage of a Balloon.