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Published by Viking Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Elytēs, Odysseas, 1911- -- Translations into English.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementchosen and introduced by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard ; translated by Edmund Keeley ... [et al.].
ContributionsKeeley, Edmund., Sherrard, Philip.
LC ClassificationsPA5610.E43 A25 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 114 p. ;
Number of Pages114
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3788157M
ISBN 10067029246X
LC Control Number81065282

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This is an excellent book of poetry with a broad selection of poems from the oeuvre of one of the greatest contemporary Greek poets Odysseus Elytis. The translations are very accurate and beautifully rendered, and the introduction to the book informative and concise/5(6). ODYSSEUS ELYTIS: THE SPLENDOR OF SURREALIST POETRY At the beginning of his luminous career, the great Greek poet and Nobel Laureate Odysseus Elytis said: I write so that black does not have the last and light, sunshine and darkness, these were the two poles of Elytis poetry, a pendulum between passion and patience, a bewilderment stretching /5. Odysseus Elytis --one of the most highly regarded poets in the second half of the 20th century--was born Odysseus Alepoudhelis on Crete in His first collection of poems, Orientations, was published in in Greece. In awarding Odysseus Elytis the Nobel Prize in literature, the Swedish Academy praised him "for his poetry, which, against the background of Greek tradition, depicts with sensuous strength and intellectual clearsightedness modern man's struggle for freedom and creativeness." Throughout his long career as a poet, Elytis (–) remained true to his vision of a poetry /5(3).

Elytis’s poetry collections include What I Love: Selected Poems of Odysseus Elytis, translated by Olga Broumas (), Maria Nefeli: Skiniko piima (, translated as Maria the Cloud: Dramatic Poem, ), and To axion esti (, translated as Worthy It Is, ). Odysseus Elytis Biographical D escendant of an old family of Lesbos, he was born in Heraclion (Candia) on the island of Crete, November 2, Some time later his family settled permanently in Athens where the poet finished his secondary school studies and later visited the Law School of the Athens University. From the book “The collected Poems of Odysseus Elytis” Translated by Jeffrey Carson and Nikos Sarris, Revised and Expanded Collection, ,, The John Hopkins University Press. Translators’ Note: The first edition of this book was the first collection of the poems of Odysseus Elytis in any language; the greek did not come out until Odysseus Elytis (Greece, –) Saturday 2 November Odysseus Elytis, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, was born in Heraklion, Crete, in and died in Athens in A major poet in the Greek language, Elytis is also one of the most outstanding international figures of 20th-century poetry.

  But these can be found in Keeley and Sherard's Odysseus Elytis: Selected Poems which compliments this volume with some overlaps but has many more of Elytis' great early poems and none of the later ones here, or the prose. That said either volume provides a great introduction to this magnificent by: 1. SELECTED POEMS by Elytis, Odysseus. Penguin, , Paperback. ACCEPTABLE. Book is LIKE NEW but for blue ink notes inside front cover and blue ink underlining on pages x-xiii. (Greek: Οδυσσέας Ελύτης) Greek poet and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Elytis's poems are written in rich language, full of images from history and myths. The lines are long and musical. Inspired by the 'sanctity of the perceiving senses' Elytis celebrated in his early poems the mystery of the Greek light, the sea, and the air/5.   Buy Odysseus Elytis: Selected Poems New by Odysseus Elytis, Edmund Keeley, Philip Sherrard, George Savidis, John Stathatos, Nanos Valaoritis (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5(5).