Liberáki, Margaríta (1919–)

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Liberáki, Margaríta (1919–)

Greek novelist and dramatist. Name variations: Margarita Liberaki, Limberaki or Lymberaki; Margaríta Karapanou. Born in Athens, Greece, April 22, 1919 (some sources cite 1910); dau. of Themistuclis Liberáki and Sapho Fexi Liberáki; awarded law degree from University of Athens, 1943; m. Georges Karapanos, 1941 (div.); children: 1 daughter.

Published 1st novel, The Trees (1947), followed by The Straw Hats and Three Summers (1950); after The Straw Hats achieved both critical and commercial success, moved to Paris, dividing time between Paris and Athens; published novel The Other Alexander (1952); wrote plays for over 20 years, most of which she drafted in both Greek and French versions, including Kandaules' Wife (1955), The Dana?ds (1956), The Other Alexander (1957), Le saint prince (1959), La lune a faim (1961), Sparagmos (1965), Le bain de mer (1967), Erotica (1970) and Zoe (1985); published innovative novel The Mystery (1976); also crafted several film scripts, including "Magic City" (1953) and "Phaedra" (1961), and dramatizations of her novels The Straw Hats and Three Summers were televised on European tv channels (1995 and 1996).

See also Women in World History.