SIGNED, 1974, Yiannis Ritsos, HARTINA, First Edition


Hartina -Things Made of Paper:

Take your hands out of your pockets. Stand tall. You hid your statue in the deep closet so it wouldn’t be seen. how do you imitate it. Colours did you say? Colours yes. Dream of the slits in the mouth with the mirror immersed in the extinguished light. Autumn with the rope tied to the trunk of the olive tree the cardboard mask does not hold the water – it runs away from the eyes. Take the money. As you come out of the forest, notice the wet horse in front of the Sphinx. The narrow iron shoes. Road and road… (from the book)


Γιάννης Ρίτσος



Yiannis Ritsos

Things Made of Paper


Published by Kedros in Athens in 1975

First Edition

Signed and dedicated by Yiannis Ritsos to his friend and author Kostas Stamatiou.

Original Paper Binding

Pages 140 + 4

17cm x 12,5cm (approx. 6,75inch. x 5inch.)


Yiannis Ritsos (Greek: Γιάννης Ρίτσος, 1909 – 1990) was a Greek poet and an active member of the Greek Resistance during World War II. While he disliked being regarded as a political poet, he has been called the great poet of the Greek left.

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