Amorgos (Paperback)Nikos Gatsos (author)
Paperback 64 Pages / Published: 30/09/1998
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Nikos Gatsos' 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.
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 94 g
Dimensions: 180 x 153 x 7 mm
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