1991, Odysseas Elytis, Ta Eleyia tis Oxopetras, The Oxopetra Elegies, First Edition, Nobel Laureate, Ioulita Iliopoulou, Kostas Paniaras


First Edition & First Printing, in very fine condition!

One of Elytis’ “finest” works!

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Οδυσσέας Ελύτης

Τα Ελεγεία της Οξώπετρας – Ta Eleyia tis Oxopetras


Odysseas Elytis

The Oxopetra Elegies 


First Edition, First Printing

Printed by Ikaros in Athens in 1991

8vo, Pages 42

Original soft binding

Front piece is by Kostas Paniaras

Cover by Ioulita Iliopoulou

Text: Greek



Odysseas Elytis pen name of Odysseas Alepoudellis, Greek: Οδυσσέας Αλεπουδέλλης;  1911 – 1996) was a Greek poet, man of letters, essayist and translator, regarded as the definitive exponent of romantic modernism in Greece and the world. He is one of the most praised poets of the second half of the twentieth century, with his Axion Esti regarded as “a monument of contemporary poetry”. In 1979, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Influences of surrealism meet traditional Greek literature in the poetry of Odysseas Eytis. Most of his poems celebrates light, the sun, his native country’s historic ruins, the blue sea, and the rocky terrain of Greece. Elytis’ experiences during World War II introduced a darker element and tone into his poetic world. One of his most prominent works is Άξιον Εστί (It Is Worthy, 1959), in which poetry and prose intermingle as in old Byzantine liturgy. His other significant oeuvres include Έξη και μια τύψεις για τον ουρανό (Six Plus One Remorses For The Sky, 1960), Ο ήλιος ο ηλιάτορας (The Sovereign Sun, 1971), Τα Ρω του Έρωτα (The Trills of Love, 1973). Source: Wikipedia

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