Nikos Kavvadias, Poussi, Poems, First Edition and First printing, 1947

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Νίκος Καββαδίας

Πούσι – Poussi

 

Nikos Kavvadias 

Fog

Poems

 

First Edition and First Printing

Published in Athens in 1947 by A. Karavias

8vo, 64 pages

Edition of 1000 copies

With woodcuts on standing wood

by D. YANNOUKAKIS, A. TASSOU, I. MORALIS, A. KOROGIANNAKI, G. MOSCHOU, G. VAKALO and G. VELISSARIDIS

Copy in bound two-leaf as originally released

Original soft covers (slight damage to spine otherwise a very nice copy – please see also images)

 

Nikos Kavvadias (1910 – 1975) was a Greek poet, writer and a sailor by profession. He used his travels around the world, the life at sea and its adventures, as powerful metaphors for the escape of ordinary people, outside the boundaries of reality. His poems are widely regarded as belonging to symbolism, and he has been characterized by some as a poète maudit, (living a life outside or against society).

 

Poussi is the second poetry collection of Nikos Kavadias and was published for the first time in 1947 by A. Karavias. Since then it was published 4 times by Galaxias publishing houses (1961-1971), 16 times by Kedros publishing houses (1975-1989) and, from October 1989 to December 2000, 13 times by Agra publishing houses. It contains the following 14 poems: Poussi, Kuro Siwo, Steriani zali, Cambay’s Water, Armida, Black and White, Esmeralda, Caradi, Sea Cloth, Federico Garcia Lorca, Thessaloniki, Southern Cross, Marea, Aladdin’s Lamp. These are quatrain poems in cross or couplet rhyme. The collection is dedicated to Elga Kavadia, and each poem is additionally separately dedicated to a different person, writers, actors, painters, known and anonymous.

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