Erinyes

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E·rin·y·es

 (ĭ-rĭn′ē-ēz′)
pl.n. Greek Mythology
The demonic female spirits, often three in number, who pursue and punish the doers of unavenged crimes.

Erinyes

(ɪˈrɪnɪˌiːz)
pl n, sing Erinys (ɪˈrɪnɪs; ɪˈraɪ-)
(Classical Myth & Legend) myth another name for the Furies
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Noun1.Erinyes - (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals
classical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks
Alecto - one of the three Furies
Megaera - one of the three Furies
Tisiphone - one of the three Furies
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He is a mighty magician and a kindly one. He soothes away all sorrow and care.
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The Netherlands' Toneelgroep Amsterdam is bringing its production of "The Kindly Ones," a play that recounts the Holocaust from the viewpoint of a fictional SS officer and which is adapted to the stage by director Guy Cassiers and dramaturge Erwin Jans from the novel by Jonathan Littell.
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And yet another ten years were to pass before Tartt produced The Goldfinch--an extraordinarily brilliant and outstanding novel--probably the best I have read since The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell.
Writing the Holocaust today; critical perspectives on Jonathan Littell's The Kindly Ones.
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He's best known for his controversial Goncourt Prize-winning novel, The Kindly Ones, written from the point of view of a gay Nazi officer.
In the novel "The Kindly Ones", the narrator, a former Nazi officer, describes his involvement in the war, stating that "atrocities were a function of being in the wrong place at the wrong time".
Eco has noted that "all the characters except onethe main characterreally existed," and it should be clear by now that stories with this structure (that is, historical picaresque: think Zelig or Forrest Gump or The Kindly Ones or Joseph Skibell's A Curable Romantic or, groan, Woody Allen's latest, Midnight in Paris) fulfill a gently didactic function, like an adult-ed survey course with a decent teacher: By synthesizing history, and presenting it through the eyes of a stand-in for the reader, along with some comforting narrative trappings, these works flatter the intelligence of those audience members who already know a little of the history, and offer a basic introduction for the others.
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Jonathan Littell, the American winner of the Prix Goncourt, has won the Literary Review's 2009 bad sex in fiction award for his novel 'The Kindly Ones'.