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The Axion Esti - Elytis, Odysseus, and Keeley, Edmund (Translated by), and Savidis, George (Translated by)
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When Odysseus Elytis was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Swedish Academy's citation singled out "The Axion Esti", first published in 1959, as 'one of twentieth-century literature's most concentrated and richly faceted poems.' It can be seen both as a secular oratorio, reflecting the Greek heritage and the country's revolutionary spirit, and also as a kind of autobiography, in which the spiritual roots of the poet's very individual sensibility are set in the wider philosophical context of the Greek tradition. In ...

The Axion Esti 2007, Anvil Press Poetry, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9780856463563

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The Axion Esti 1974, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh PA

ISBN-13: 9780822953180

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