Odysseus Elytis

Odysseus Elytis

Odysseus Elytis, one of the greatest Greek poets and member of the literary generation of the 30s, was born on 2 November, 1911. In 1960 he was distinguished with the Government Award of Poetry and in 1979 with the Nobel of Literature.

Well known for plenty of poetic works with the most important ones the "Axion Esti", "Helios the First", "Prosanatolismoi", etc., Odysseus Elytis developed a personal poetic dialect and renewed in depth the Greek literature.

In his versatile work are included translations of poetical and theatrical projects, while he was a member of the International Union of Art Critics and the European Critics Agency. He died in Athens, on March 18th 1996, due to heart failure.

▶︎ Eleftherios Venizelos
▶︎ Melina Merkouri
▶︎ Theodoros Angelopoulos
▶︎ Mikis Theodorakis
▶︎ Odysseus Elytis
▶︎ Vangelis Papathanasiou
▶︎ Irene Pappas
▶︎ Maria Callas
▶︎ Nana Mouschouri
▶︎ Aristotelis Onassis
▶︎ Kostas Gavras
▶︎ Nikos Kazantzakis
▶︎ Manos Hatzidakis
▶︎ George Papanikolaou
▶︎ Konstantinos Kavafis
▶︎ Andreas Papandreou


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