Papadiamantis is undoubtedly the greatest classical author of modern Greek prose.
He wrote about 170 short stories and some
novels. He also translated works of Dostoyevsky, Turgene and of
De Maupassant to Greek. Because of his ascetic life he was also
known as the "untonsured monk".
Papadiamantis used a distinctive idiomatic language that was a perfectly balanced mix of Byzantine Greek, New Testament Greek
and vernacular expressions from Skiathos. In his writings, Papadiamantis paints life in Skiathos through nostalgic and