The Axion Esti

The Axion Esti

ODYSSEUS ELYTIS
EDMUND KEELEY
GEORGE SAVIDIS
Copyright Date: 1974
Pages: 104
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt7zw917
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    The Axion Esti
    Book Description:

    The Axion Estiis probably the most widely read volume of verse to have appeared in Greece since World War II and remains a classic today. Those who follow the music of Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis have been especially drawn to Odysseus Elytis's work, his prose is widely considered a mirror to the revolutionary music of Theodorakis. The "autobiographical" elements are constantly colored by allusion to the history of Greece, thus, the poems express a contemporary consciousness fully resonant with those echoes of the past that have served most to shape the modern Greek experience.

    eISBN: 978-0-8229-8064-3
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. FOREWORD
    (pp. ix-x)
    Samuel Hazo

    The hope of the International Poetry Forum is to be no less international than poetry itself. To be sure, such a hope invites certain practical limitations. While poetry has the destiny of speaking to all men at all times, the International Poetry Forum concerns itself with bringing particular poets into contact with as many people as possible right now. While poetry speaks ultimately from and to the common nationality of flesh and blood, the International Poetry Forum attempts in a proximate way to permit poets of different nationalities and alphabets to have their work known and understood by people of...

  4. PREFACE
    (pp. xi-xiv)
    Edmund Keeley and George Savidis
  5. THE GENESIS
    (pp. 1-14)
  6. THE PASSION
    (pp. 15-58)
  7. THE GLORIA
    (pp. 59-76)
  8. NOTES
    (pp. 79-86)
  9. Back Matter
    (pp. 87-87)