Nikos Kavvadias

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Nikos Kavvadias


Born
in Ussuriysk, Russian Federation
January 11, 1910

Died
February 10, 1975

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Nikos Kavvadias (Greek: Νίκος Καββαδίας) (January 11, 1910 – February 10, 1975)[1] was a Greek poet and writer; currently one of the most popular poets in Greece, who used his travels around the world as a sailor, and life at sea and its adventures, as powerful metaphors for the escape of ordinary people outside the boundaries of reality.
Kavvadias was born in Nikolsk-Ussuriysky (now Ussuriysk in the Primorsky Krai region of Russia, close to the border with China, part of the historic region of Manchuria). This fact, according to him, linked him emotionally to the Far East, expressed in his short story "Li" (published 1987). His parents were Greeks from the island of Cefalonia and as a young child he had the opportunity to travel extensively
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Μαραμπού

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4.57 avg rating — 529 ratings — published 1933 — 2 editions
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Πούσι

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4.54 avg rating — 470 ratings — published 1947 — 2 editions
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Τραβέρσο

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4.51 avg rating — 341 ratings — published 1975
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Βάρδια

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4.37 avg rating — 286 ratings — published 1954 — 8 editions
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Λι

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4.17 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 1987
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Του πολέμου. Στο άλογό μου.

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4.03 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1987
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Το ημερολόγιο ενός τιμονιέρη

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4.11 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Μαραμπού και Πούσι

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4.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1973 — 2 editions
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Li; Suivi De, De La Guerre;...

4.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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Wireless Operator

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1998
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“Τρεις μέρες σπάγαν τα καρφιά και τρεις που σε καρφώναν
και συ με τις παλάμες σου πεισματικά κλειστές
στερνή φορά κι ανώφελα ξορκίζεις τον τυφώνα
που μας τραβάει για τη στεριά με τους ναυαγιστές”
Nikos Kavvadias, Πούσι

“Βαμμένη. Να σε φέγγει φως αρρωστημένο.
Διψάς χρυσάφι. Πάρε, ψάξε, μέτρα.
Εδώ κοντά σου χρόνια ασάλευτος να μένω
ως να μου γίνεις, Μοίρα, Θάνατος και Πέτρα”
Nikos Kavvadias
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“Je voudrais qu'on oublie aussi mes ossements, mais dans un bordel. Et que les femmes s'en servent comme canules pour leurs bocks, comme fume-cigarettes, comme sifflets.”
Nikos Kavvadias