"These stories are a warm talk with people:
in plain word, Loty Petrovits-Andrutsopulou approaches
the grieves and joys of people whose behaviour marks
our times. Through the psychograph of the characters,
she attributes to them the essence of their living course,
while, with no phrasal embellishments, she sets off
the moments which witness their existential value..."
C. Tsaousis, ETHNOS newspaper - 28.7.1982
"Portraits of many people, in the context of
today's social conditions, with their insignificant
as well as unique stories. Stories that acquire special
importance looked in the light of the more and more
rare sense of humanity nowadays".
Irene Bouzali, E KATHIMERINI - Friday, 20.8.1982
"It is the collection of five short stories. Their
axial idea is the existential problem given through
portraits hemmed in by our days' discrepancies... Distinctive
traits of this book writing: the realistic and intensely
personal style, the sharp and firm word, the completed
characters. Loty Petrovits-Andrutsopulou, already well
known owing to her valuable offer to Children's Literature,
opens up her vision to new horizons through this book
by tracing burning issues of our days and, she completely
succeeds in it".
V.D.Anagnostopoulos, NEI KERI newspaper, Karditsa -
"... Through brilliant descriptions, picturesque
scenes, lively expressive style, Loty Petrovits-Andrutsopulou
adds one more significant book to her previous ones".
Perseus Athineos, IMERISIA newspaper - 2.10.1992
"... she bridges the classical way of expression
with modern style... Her texts are sensational. Writing
that is "modern" but "classical"
as well. Contemporary issues and eternal at once...
Her protagonists, ordinary people, swamped with worries
and sorrows, isolated from the rest of the world, suffering
from existential questionings which, at the end of their
lives, are given a redemptory answer: Socializing with
other people, despite their shortcomings, love that
is shared, self-sacrifice, the presence of a child,
affection, tenderness are what bring the Aristotelian
catharsis. They constantly keep the reader in a state
of expectancy and offer something new to our literature".
Evgenia Zografou, RIZOSPASTIS newspaper - 24 Dec. 1992
"... The setting is familiar, nice, close to
us. It is set up with artistry, naturalness, compassion
and vivid elements from the social domain of contemporary
Greek reality. Its protagonists are Greeks of our times,
spontaneous, honest, and authentic, they're probably
ourselves. Loty Petrovits-Andrutsopulou's penetrating
eye, being cultivated in terms of both knowledge and
psychology, does not hover on appearances, on the surface,
but it finds its way into the mental roots, where the
origin of the things happening really is. The spiritual
quality of people's characters is Greek in its virtues
and weaknesses. Her language, that is sophisticated
Modern Greek, reminds us of limpid mountainous streams
near the fountainheads. Artistic gravity, narrative
plainness, clarity and its structure, on the whole,
are what charm the reader. This facilitates mental view
and participation. Thus, self-awareness takes its own
way. The starting-point is always the same: the eye
of the heart. The essence of Loty Petrovits Andrutsopulou's
offer is her nobility... Loty Petrovits-Andrutsopulou's
short stories are psychographs, descriptions of the
traits of Greeks' personality in everyday life. It is
in these psychographs that we meet humanity to be embossed,
the type of attitude that goes with a real, spiritually
Ioannis G. Theoharis, PROINOS LOGOS newspaper, Ioannina
"The ease to analyze and imprint human characters'
sensitivities is diffused in Loty Petrovits-Andrutsopulou's
short stories. With plainness and realism she directs
the acts of her short plays, from which, the atmosphere
of everyday life, tragedy, human loneliness and fate
are not absent. Loty Petrovits-Andrutsopulou conveys
to her short stories' reader the microcosm of our social
surroundings and skillfully reveals its invisible sides
that contain multidimensional pictures, with the ruling
characteristic of them being self-awareness and humanity.
In all of the short stories of the collection the creator
is disciplined in her style and inspiration. And it
is this discipline that is the first and most important
virtue for a novelist."
Yiannis Nicolopoulos, NOUMAS newspaper - February 1993