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A long poem comprised of nine titled sections written by Yannis Ritsos in Athens in 1943. The poem begins in Monemvasia and moves to Athens during the famine at the time of the German occupation. The poem also arcs from passive observer to vigilant political engagement. Not surprising for Ritsos, the poem is rich in the everyday surreal. If you are curious about the price, ...more
Paperback, 31 pages
Published June 30th 2006 by Red Dragonfly Press
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This is not only an amazing book but an amazing production from a fine small press whose publisher believes in making some of the most beautiful books I have ever seen. This book is a pure joy simply to hold (not to mention that it contains, therein, the poems of Yannis Ritsos).
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Yiannis Ritsos (Greek: Γιάννης Ρίτσος) is considered to be one of the five great Greek poets of the twentieth century, together with Konstantinos Kavafis, Kostas Kariotakis, Giorgos Seferis, and Odysseus Elytis. The French poet Louis Aragon once said that Ritsos was "the greatest poet of our age."

Yannis Ritsos was born in Monemvassia (Greece), on May 1st, 1909 as cadet of a noble family of landow
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