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Edited by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard
Translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard
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Price: GBP 22.50
This title is available for academic inspection (paperback only).
ISBN: 978 0 856462 14 6
Categories: 20th Century, Greek, Translation
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: June 1998
217 x 138 x 23 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Paperback
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George Seferis (1900–1971) was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1963. Truthful and magical, his poetry has captivated both Greek and foreign readers. Aptly described by Charlotte Du Cann as ‘the unlocker of ancient stones and sea voyages’, Seferis was for Peter Levi ‘one of the greatest writers in this century in any language. … From Seferis it was possible to learn … what seriousness about poetry is.’
'Seferis' extraordinary gift occupies...the realm of the marvellous real.'
'Rather than an inventory of ruins, or setting up of monuments, his is a poetry of recovery. He achieves this with an uncanny simplicity. The directness of tone feels personal. The pitch works against poetical memory...towards the difficult, unresolved enigma, that of a collective of individuals, buried in the Greek landscape....Seferis raises them up for sympathy and compassion.'
Ishion Hutchinson, The Poetry Review
'One of the greatest writers in this century in any language ... From Seferis it was possible to learn ... what seriousness about poetry is.'
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