Odysseas Elytis, 1960, Exi kai mia Typsis gia ton Ourano, Nobel Laureate, Yiannis Moralis


Yiannis Moralis (1916 – 2009) was an important Greek visual artist and part of the so-called “Generation of the ’30s”.


First Edition and First Printing one of Elytis’s masterpieces in 550 Copies


Οδυσσέας Ελύτης

Έξη και μια τύψεις για τον ουρανό

Exi kai mia Typsis gia ton Ourano


Odysseas Elytis

Six Plus One Remorses For The Sky


Front piece and Cover by Yiannis Moralis

First Edition, First Printing

Printed by IKAROS in Athens in 1960

8vo, Pages 28

In original soft binding

Front piece and Cover by Giannis Moralis

Text: Greek

Printed in 550 Copies


Odysseas Elytis pen name of Odysseas Alepoudellis, Greek: Οδυσσέας Αλεπουδέλλης; 2 November 1911 – 18 March 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. Source: Wikipedia

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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