Elytis Odysseas 1984, First Edition, Imerologio enos Atheatou Apriliou, Nobel Laureate, Diary of an April as Yet Unseen


First Edition & First Printing in very fine condition

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Οδυσσέας Ελύτης

Ημερολόγιο ενός αθέατου Απριλίου, 1984


Odysseas Elytis

Diary of an April as Yet Unseen / Calendar of an Invisible April


Printed by Ypsilon in Athens in 1984

First Edition, First Printing

One of Elytis’s masterpieces!

8vo, Pages 62

In original soft binding

The cover and the frontispiece are from Pompeii frescoes

and the graphic editing by Dimitris Kalokiris

Text: Greek


Odysseas Elytis pen name of Odysseas Alepoudellis, Greek: Οδυσσέας Αλεπουδέλης, 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 /Exi ke mia Typsis gis ton Ourano (Six Plus One Remorses For The Sky, 1960), Ο ήλιος ο ηλιάτορας – O Ilios o Iliatoras  (The Sovereign Sun, 1971), Τα Ρω του Έρωτα – Ta Ro tou Erota (The Trills of Love, 1973). Source: Wikipedia

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