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The collected poems of Odysseus Elytis

Author: Odysseas Elytēs; Jeffrey Carson; Nikos Sarris
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
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"In awarding Odysseus Elytis the 1979 Nobel Prize in literature, the Swedish Academy declared that he had been selected "for his poetry, which, against the background of Greek tradition, depicts with sensuous strength and intellectual clearsightedness modern man's struggle for freedom and creativeness."" "The Collected Poems is the first collection in any language, including Greek, of Elytis's complete poetry, a  Read more...
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Elytēs, Odysseas, 1911-1996.
Collected poems of Odysseus Elytis.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605035741
Online version:
Elytēs, Odysseas, 1911-1996.
Collected poems of Odysseus Elytis.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)608691272
Named Person: Odysseas Elytēs; Odysseas Elytēs; Odysseas Elytēs; Odysseas Elytēs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Odysseas Elytēs; Jeffrey Carson; Nikos Sarris
ISBN: 0801849241 9780801849244
OCLC Number: 35822527
Language Note: Translated from the Greek.
Description: xlii, 595 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Orientations --
First Poems : Of the Aegean ; Climate of Absence ; Second Nature ; Seven Nocturnal Heptastichs ; Window toward the Fifth Season --
Orientations : Orion ; Anniversary ; Dionysos --
Clepsydras of the Unknown --
Sporades : Helen ; Sleeping Girl ; Convolution ; Eve ; Clear Skies --
The Concert of Hyacinths --
In Service of Summer : Ode to Santorini ; Famous Night ... ; Marina of the Rocks ; Age of Glaucous Memory ; Adagio ; Blissful Donna ; Melancholy of the Aegean ; Wind of the Virgin ; Depth ; Image of Boeotia ; Birth of Day ; The Whole World ; Beautiful Girl in the Garden ; The Mad Pomegranate Tree --
Sun The First : I ; II Body of Summer ; III ; IV ; V ; VI ; VII ; VIII ; IX ; X ; XI Sailor Boy of the Orchard ; XII ; XIII ; XIV ; XV ; XVI ; XVII; XVIII ; Variations on a Sunbean : Red ; Green ; Yellow ; The Orange Girl ; Light Blue ; Dark Blue ; Violet --
Song Heroic and Mourning For The Lost Second Lieutenant Of The Albanian Campaign --
The Axion Esti : The Genesis ; In the beginning the light And the first hour ; And he who I truly was he many aeons ago ; But before I heard wind or music ; "And this world you must see and receive" ; And then I understood the surf and the long ... ; "But first you will see the wilderness ..." ; And because the hours turned like days ; The Passion ; Psalm I. Behold here am I ; Psalm II. I was given the Greek language ; Ode 1. My mouth was still in clay ; First Reading: The March to the Front ; Ode 2. Still very young I came to know ; Psalm III. You never gave me wealth ; Psalm IV. I added up my days and I never ; Ode 3. Alone I governed ; Second Reading: The Mule Drivers ; Ode 4. A solitary swallow ; Psalm V. My foundations in the mountains ; Psalm VI. The poet of clouds and waves ... ; Psalm VII. They came ; Psalm VIII. They came ; Ode 5. With the star-lantern I ; Third Reading: The Great Exodus ; Ode 6. O sun of Justice in the mind ; Psalm IX. He is ; Psalm X. The Young Alexandrians mocked me ... ; Ode 7. This world this world ; Fourth Reading: The Vacant Lot with the Nettles ; Ode 8. I turned my eyes ; Psalm XI. Wherever you are, brother, I cry ; Psalm XII. And deep midnight in the rice paddies ... ; Psalm XIII. Iniquities defiled my hands ... ; Psalm XIV. Temples with the sky's schema ; Ode 9. Leaving the clouds ; Fifth Reading: The Courtyard of Sheep ; Ode 10. The blood of love ; Psalm XV. God you wanted me thus and look ... ; Psalm XVI. Early I woke sensual pleasures ; Ode 11. I shall tonsure myself ; Sixth Reading: Prophetic ; Ode 12. I open my mouth ; Psalm XVII. I'm on my way now ... ; Psalm XVIII. I'm on my way now ... ; The Gloria ; Axion Esti the light and the first ; Axion Esti the soil that raises ; Axion Esti the wolf's muzzle --
Six And One Remorses For The Sky : Beauty and the Illiterate ; The Autopsy ; Sleep of the Brave ; Sleep of the Brave (Variation) ; Laconic ; Origin of Landscape; or, The End of Mercy ; The Other Noah ; Seven Days for Eternity. The Light-Tree And The Fourteenth Beauty : Palm Sunday ; The Kore the Northwind Brought ; Delos ; August Event ; Three Times the Truth ; "Through the Myrtle" ; On the Republic ; Without Yashmak ; The Red Horse ; Little Green Sea ; The Wall-Painting ; The Odyssey ; Archetype ; The Light-Tree ; Palintrope ; The Garden of the Scorched Hand ; What Cannot Be ; So Long as Abided the Star ; The Two of the World ; The Two of the World (Variation) ; Theoktisti ; Gift of a Silver Poem --
The Monogram --
Stepchildren : First Series ; Psalm and Mosaic for Spring in Athens ; Angel of the Twelve Islands ; Ode to Picasso ; Of the Moon of Mytilene: Old and New Ode ; George Sarandaris ; Small Analagon ; Mozart: Romance from the Concerto for Piano No. 20, K.466 ; Second Series ; Helen of Crete: From the Front and from the Side ; The Leaf Seer ; Idol of the Century ; Death and Resurrection of Constantine Paleologus ; Villa Natacha ; Elytonesos: Commonly Elytisisle ; Mystic Versicles: For a Matins in the Hermitage of Apollos --
Maria Nephele : The Presence ; A ; The Forest of Men ; The Map-Fix ; Nephele ; Nephelegeretes ; Patmos ; The Revelation ; Disquisition on Beauty ; The Waterdrop ; Through the Mirror ; Aegeis ; Thunderbolt Steers ; Hymn to Maria Nephele ; The Trojan War ; Helen ; The Song of Maria Nephele ; B ; Pax San Tropenzana ; The Planet Earth ; The Dagger ; Each Moon Confesses ; Ancestral Paradise ; Paper Kite ; Eau de Verveine ; Disquisition on Purity ; Upper Tarquinia ; Eye of the Locust ; Hymn in Two Dimensions ; Declaration of Responsibility ; The Holy Inquisition ; St. Francis of Assisi ; The Song of the Poet ; C ; Bonjour Tristesse ; Morning Exercises ; The Poets ; That Which Persuades ; The Twenty-four-hour Life ; The Lifelong Moment ; Disquisition on Justice ; Nude Study ; Electra Bar ; Parthenogenesis ; Djenda ; Ich Sehe Dich ; Stalin ; The Hungarian Uprising ; The Eternal Wager --
Three Poems Under A Flag Of Convenience : The Garden Sees ; The Almond of the World ; Ad Libitum --
Diary Of An Invisible April : Come now my right hand ; Wednesday, 1 ; Wednesday 1 b ; Thursday, 2 ; Thursday 2 b ; Thursday 2 c ; Friday 3 ; Saturday, 4 ; Sunday, 5 ; Sunday, 5 b: The End of Alexander ; Tuesday, 7 ; Tuesday 7 b ; Wednesday, 8 ; Wednesday, 8 b ; Wednesday, 8 c ; Thursday, 9 ; Friday, 10 ; Friday, 10 b ; Friday, 10 c ; Saturday, 11 ; Saturday, 11 b ; Sunday, 12: In memory of Memas ; Wednesday, 15 ; Wednesday, 15 b ; Wednesday, 15 c ; Thursday, 16 ; Saturday, 18 ; Saturday, 18 b ; Saturday, 18 c ; Sunday, 19 ; Sunday, 19 b ; Sunday, 19 c ; Holy Monday, 20 ; Holy Tuesday, 21 ; Holy Wednesday, 22 ; Holy Thursday, 23 ; Holy Thursday, 23 b ; Good Friday, 24 ; Good Friday, 24 b: In Place of a Dream ; Holy Saturday, 25 ; Holy Saturday, 25 b ; Easter Sunday, 26 ; Easter Sunday, 26 b: Little Song ; Wednesday, 29 ; Friday, 1 M: Mayday ; Saturday, 2 M ; Sunday, 3 M ; Monday, 4 M ; Monday, 4 M b ; Thursday, 7 M ; Everything vanishes. To each his hour too. The Little Seafarer : Entrance ; Spotlight i ; To Anoint the Repast [I-VII] ; With Both Light and Death [1-7] ; What One Loves (The Traveling Bag) ; Spotlight ii ; To Anoint the Repast [VIII-XIV] ; With Both Light and Death [8-14] ; What One Loves (Aegean Route) ; Spotlight iii ; To Anoint the Repast [XV-XXI] ; With Both Light and Death [15-21] ; What One Loves (Snapshots) ; Spotlight iv ; To Anoint the Repast [XXII-XXVIII] ; Exit --
The Elegies of Jutting Rock : Of the Harmless, the Hopebearer, the Unhindered ; The Icon ; "Cupid and Psyche" ; Elegy of Gruningen ; Awe and Whelming of Solomos ; La Pallida Morte ; Past Midnight ; Friday When It Always Rains ; Unmarked ; Lost Commagene ; The Presentation of the Death-Touched (Dream) ; July Word ; Verb the Dark ; The Last of Saturdays --
West Of Sorrow : Of Ephesus ; Rodamos and Hebe ; For a Ville d'Avray ; Towards Troy ; In Ioulita's Blue ; The Marble Table ; As Endymion --
Open Papers --
Chronology of the Life of Odysseus Elytis --
Nobel Address.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: translated by Jeffrey Carson and Nikos Sarris ; introduction and notes by Jeffrey Carson.
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