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K?esadlo's ???????????í?

As I mentioned yesterday, I just reviewed Jan K?esadlo's GraveLarks -- central to which is an 'Ode to Stalin', written in... Homeric Greek (see it here), which the author was apparently quite adept at. How adept ? Well, he wrote an entire novel-in-verse in it: ???????????í?, published in a bilingual (classical Greek/Czech) edition. Not only is this, as the Wikipedia page explains, a 6575-verse poem, it is a: "postmodern science fiction story" ! See an excerpt (with English translation, too) here (warning ! dreaded pdf format !).
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