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Harvard Early Modern and Modern Greek Library #2: "The Oxopetra Elegies" and "West of Sorrow"

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This volume contains translations of two late collections by Odysseas Elytis (Nobel Prize for literature, 1979). According to the official announcement of the Swedish Academy, the Nobel Prize was awarded to Elytis "for his poetry, which, against the background of Greek tradition, depicts with sensuous strength and intellectual clear-sightedness modern man's struggle for freedom and creativeness." The Oxopetra Elegies, which he published in November 1991 at the age of eighty, was immediately hailed as one of his finest works. Far from being a dialogue with death, as many critics hastily concluded, these elegies are laments for what is seen and perceived in certain "timeless moments" that, like the Oxopetra headland, project into the beyond, into another reality, revealing truths that, to the poet's constant dismay, remain "unverifiable" and "unutterable." The poems here function as a "contemporary form of magic," a key opening the portals to this other reality, at least for those who speak Elytis' language: the language of the Secret Sun. In West of Sorrow, published in November 1995, only months before his death, it becomes even clearer that his poetry remains, as it always was, a paean to life and love and beauty.

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The Nobel Prize was awarded to Elytis in 1979 "for his poetry, which, against the background of Greek tradition, depicts with sensuous strength and intellectual clear-sightedness modern man's struggle for freedom and creativeness." This volume contains translations of two late collections, the second published months before his death in 1995.

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David Connolly is Professor of Translation Studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674063433
Author:
Elytis, Odysseas
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Connolly, David
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Series:
Harvard Early Modern and Modern Greek Library
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
Greek, Modern (after 1453)
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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"Synopsis" by , The Nobel Prize was awarded to Elytis in 1979 "for his poetry, which, against the background of Greek tradition, depicts with sensuous strength and intellectual clear-sightedness modern man's struggle for freedom and creativeness." This volume contains translations of two late collections, the second published months before his death in 1995.
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