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The Lions' Gate: Selected Poems

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The Lions' Gate introduces English readers to a crucial voice in world poetry. Titos Patrikios is a poet of witness and engagement. A member of the intellectual left in post-war Greece, he survived imprisonment, hard labor, censorship, and exile. He narrowly escaped death by firing squad, and once had to bury his poems to keep them from discovery by the authorities. Patrik ...more
Hardcover, 147 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Truman State University Press (first published 2006)
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Jun 17, 2011 Allison rated it it was amazing
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These translations are AMAZING. And the original poems are wonderful as well (though this is not a dual language edition book). It is truly a blessing to the English reading world to have these poems translated from the Greek. Captured in a delicate language, yet fully encompassing all the essence of Greece and Greek imagery. Truly a delight to read. I'm so moved by one of the poems, I made need to tattoo it on my body.
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Titos Patrikios was born in Athens in 1928. He studied Law in the University of Athens and later sociology and philosophy in Paris, at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes and at the Sorbonne. He was active in the resistance movement against the German Occupation, but during the years of military dictatorship following the Greek Civil War he was "displaced" within the borders of his own country (t ...more
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