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Short Stories for Adults:
"Oi askites tou plithous" (Monks of the Crowd)
Filipotis,1982. 2nd edition Patakis 1992 - 4th 1994
ISBN: 960-293-684-3

"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 - 12.3.1983

"... 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 cultivated man."
Ioannis G. Theoharis, PROINOS LOGOS newspaper, Ioannina - 25.2.1993

"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

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