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Odysseas Elytis | Greek Poet

Updated: Oct 30, 2019

Odysseas Elytis [1911 – 1996] was a famous poet, considered as a major international representative of romantic modernism globally.

Photo title: Odysseas Elytis in Rome

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In 1979 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His poetry emphasized on the expression of passion, borrowing from the Ancient Greece and the Byzantium, but focusing on Hellenism.

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