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Giorgos Seferis (1900–1971)

Author of George Seferis: Collected Poems

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About the Author

Seferis, who was Greece's ambassador to London in 1961, has done much to integrate the unique Greek heritage with avant-garde European poetry. He is regarded as one of the greatest poets of his time. Born in Smyrna, he moved to Athens at age 14. He studied in Paris at the end of World War I and show more afterward joined the Greek diplomatic service. "Eminent as he is as a European poet," wrote Rex Warner, "Seferis is preeminently a Greek poet, conscious of the Greek tradition which shaped, and indeed created the tradition of Europe. Throughout the poetry of Seferis one will notice his profound consciousness of the presence of the past and its weight." His themes show a constant awareness of both the dignity and the inevitable sorrow of humanity. His images---the voyage, the search, and the ruins that become alive and yet suggest death---are universal, his treatment of them contemporary. His language has a disciplined power and simplicity. In addition to the Poems, selections from his poetry appear in Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard's Six Poets of Modern Greece. The Royal Swedish Literary Academy awarded Seferis the Nobel Prize "for his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture." (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Giorgos Seferis

Poems (1960) 59 copies
Complete Poems (1989) 49 copies
Dikter (1970) 38 copies
Penguin Modern European Poets : Four Greek Poets (1966) — Author — 34 copies
Three Secret Poems (1969) 21 copies
Poesie (1980) 19 copies
A Levant Journal (2007) 18 copies
Poèmes, 1933-1955 (1985) 14 copies
Μυθιστόρημα (1980) 9 copies
Μέρες (1996) 8 copies
ΠΟΙΗΜΑΤΑ (2014) 7 copies
Δοκιμές (2013) 7 copies
Le ‰opere: Poesia prosa (1979) 4 copies
Poesie 4 copies
Poemas Escolhidos (2017) 3 copies
Delphi (1963) 3 copies
Journées 1925-1944 (2021) 2 copies
Seferis íntegro (2018) 2 copies
Poemas 2 copies
Μέρες Γ΄ 2 copies
Profil (2015) 1 copy
Στροφή 1 copy
Opere 1 copy
Samlede digte (2017) 1 copy
Días 1925-1968 (1997) 1 copy
Journal de bord (2011) 1 copy
Mythistorema 1 copy
Poezi 1 copy
Días 1931-1934 (2023) 1 copy

Associated Works

Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Contributor — 334 copies
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contributor — 68 copies
One World of Literature (1992) — Contributor — 24 copies
"London Magazine", 1961-85: An Anthology (1986) — Contributor — 10 copies
New World Writing 20 (1962) — Contributor — 3 copies

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While I liked some of the poems very much, overall Seferis didn't really speak to me.
 
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leslie.98 | 3 other reviews | Jun 27, 2023 |
Jorgos Seferis vjen me një tjetër përmasë; atë të estetit. Janë 17 esetë në këtë përmbledhje: "Hyrje në poezinë e T.S. Eliot-it", "Mbi një fragment nga Pirandello", "Dialog mbi poezinë", "Monolog mbi poezinë", "Arti dhe epoka", "Fjalim në Stokholm", "Dy fjalë për traditën e re greke", "Në 700-vjetorin e Dantes", të sjella në shqip nga Romeo Çollaku
 
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BibliotekaFeniks | Jun 28, 2021 |
While I liked some of the poems very much, overall Seferis didn't really speak to me.
½
 
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leslie.98 | 3 other reviews | Oct 19, 2017 |
I don't know if it was the translation or the poems themselves but these appealed more to my intellect than my emotions. However, I liked them enough that I will try to read more by Seferis
½
 
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