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Kostas Karyotakis, Battered Guitars: Poems and Prose (Trans. William W. Reader & Keith Taylor), 2006

Kostas Karyotakis, Battered Guitars: Poems and Prose (Trans. William W. Reader & Keith Taylor), 2006

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ISBN: 070442519X

The early decades of the twentieth century were particularly chaotic in Greece, but gave rise to the major work of Kostas Karyotakis (1896-1928), a poetry both lush and precise, both tragic and ironic. Sometimes considered post-Romantic or an heir to the symbolists, sometimes as either a modernist or a pre-cursor of the post-modern, Karyotakis fits uneasily into our categories. He created an art that, though rooted in the personal and the political, moves far beyond the boundaries of his own life and time. In this work poetry is the necessary but reluctant, almost involuntary response to the swirl around us. “We are just some battered guitars,” he wrote. “When the wind blows over us,/it awakens verses and dissonant sounds/on strings that droop like watch chains.”

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These other titles translated from Greek are also available:
Haris Vlavianos, Adieu
Michel Faïs, From the Same Glass and Other Stories
Elias Maglinis, The Interrogation
Yannis Skarimbas, Mariambas

If you have any queries about this item, please contact Professor Dimitris Tziovas:
Email: d.p.tziovas@bham.ac.uk
Telephone: 0121 414 5769


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