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George Seferis (1900-1971) was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1963. Truthful and magical, his poetry has captivated both Greek and foreign readers. Aptly described by Charlotte Du Cann as 'the unlocker of ancient stones and sea voyages', Seferis was for Peter Levi 'one of the greatest writers in this century in any language...From Seferis it was possible to lear...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 15th 1995 by Anvil Press Poetry (first published 1989)
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This is one of my favorite collections of poems. I routinetly reread it, defend it, teach it when I can.

What is terrible is that Seferis was so loved that people learned Greek so that they could read his poetry in the original. . . and now, Seferis has fallen by the wayside in favor of Cavafy. Like we can only have one Greek language poet.


Cavafy is great, and so is Seferis.

One reason Seferis isn't read is that he's considered "difficult."


Here, what's difficult about this:

Some books change a person's life, as the saying goes. If you want to understand the Greek poetic spirit of exile--with both its melancholy and beauty, there is no better entry point than Seferis.
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I want to sit by the sea under the Grecian stars and hear these whispered to me as the waves turn the rocks by the shore.
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Awarded the 1963 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture."
First Greek to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
More about George Seferis...
Collected Poems Ποιήματα Six Nights on the Acropolis A Poet's Journal: Days of 1945-1951 George Seferis: A Levant Journal

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