1995, Odysseas Elytis, O Kipos me tis Aftapates, The Garden with the Illusions, First Edition, Nobel Laureate


Οne of Elytis’ masterpieces!

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Οδυσσέας Ελύτης

Ο κήπος με τις αυταπάτες – O Kipos me tis Aftapates


Odysseas Elytis

The Garden with the Illusions


Printed by Ypsilon in Athens in 1995

8vo (23cm x 23cm or 9inch. x 9 inch.)

Οriginal hard binding

With 49 Illustrations

On paper velvet 130 gr

Text: Greek, Pages 90

First Edition, First Printing



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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