March 4, 1953

THEOTOKAS AGAINST MINOTIS:From a letter from Giorgos Theotokas from Paris, dated February 25, 1953, in which he comments on a response by actor Alexis Minotis to an article he wrote: «(…) Alexis Minotis is a very unhappy person and so perhaps one should not be angry with him. He is a very anxious person, suffering from a real psychosis, a pathological form of vanity that often touches on the bounds of irrationality, incoherence and a persecution complex, something that is very apparent from what he recently wrote. It is a pity that the editor-in-chief of Kathimerini chose to censor some of his more insulting comments, which would have made his sick psychopathology even more apparent. He wants to present himself as a kind of Laurence Olivier, a great, world-famous actor. However, he is only too aware of his limitations. Moreover, this awareness of his major failings has made him greedy and outrageous. In order to mask his weaknesses, he wants everything for himself and is extremely hostile to anyone who might have the smallest objections to the expression of his ambitions. He is gripped by a perpetual anxiety as to whether his weaknesses might be revealed for what they are, and everywhere he sees himself threatened by enemies, conspiracies and dangers.»