Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Aris Alexandrou (1922 – 2 July 1978) was a Greek novelist, poet and translator. Always on the Left and always unconventional ("I belong to the non-existent party of poets"), he is the author of a single novel (To kivotio - Mission Box) which is widely considered to be among the classic modern Greek works in the second half of the 20th century. Alexandrou was born in Petrograd to a Greek father (Vasilis Vasiliadis) and a Russian mother (Polina Antovna Vilgelmson). Aristotle Vasiliadis (who at that time had yet not adopted the name Aris Alexandrou) and his parents moved to Greece in 1928, initially residing in Thessaloniki and shortly thereafter in Athens. He graduated from highschool in 1940, taking the university entrance exam at the engineering school (following his father's wishes) and failing.