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Amorgos #2020

Amorgos Nikos Gatsos s profoundly mysterious and magnetic poem Amorgos named after a Greek island he never visited and written during the Nazi occupation is the single work on which his reputation rests It

  • Title: Amorgos
  • Author: Nikos Gatsos Sally Purcell
  • ISBN: 9780856463020
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback
  • Amorgos By Nikos Gatsos Sally Purcell, Nikos Gatsos s profoundly mysterious and magnetic poem Amorgos , named after a Greek island he never visited and written during the Nazi occupation, is the single work on which his reputation rests It is a wonderful incantation on the theme of loss and hope a unique blend of surrealism, symbolism and folk song lyrical and erotic, sometimes celebratory, sometimes bitteNikos Gatsos s profoundly mysterious and magnetic poem Amorgos , named after a Greek island he never visited and written during the Nazi occupation, is the single work on which his reputation rests It is a wonderful incantation on the theme of loss and hope a unique blend of surrealism, symbolism and folk song lyrical and erotic, sometimes celebratory, sometimes bitter It was much admired by the Nobel laureates Odysseus Elytis and George Seferis, and was hugely influential on the postwar generation of Greek poets However, after its publication in 1943, Gatsos abandoned poetry, and wrote only popular songs, for which he was later renowned Nikos Gatsos was born in Arcadia in 1914, and educated in Athens from the age of 16, studying Literature, Philosophy and History at Athens University Well versed in English, French and Spanish, he translated poetry and plays by Lorca, O Neill, Strindberg, Lope de Vega, Genet and Tennessee Williams into Greek He died in 1992 Sally Purcell 1944 1998 was the author of The Holly Queen 1971 , Dark of Day 1977 and Fossil Unicorn 1997 , all published by Anvil A specialist in mediaeval literature, she edited selections of George Peele and Charles d Orl ans and was the translator of a selection of Proven al Poems.

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    1 thought on “Amorgos

    1. I only 3 stared it cause his language sometimes demanded a second look in order to get the meaning and in summer this is tough.on the other way Gatsos is a poet who accomplish to enter the depths of the heart and the soul.

    2. The landmark book by a then young Nikos Gatsos, Amorgos is a significant contribution to Greek and world literature It represents Greek modernism at its best.

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