Unfolding a microcosm of twentieth-century Greece – and by extension of twentieth-century Europe – as it emerged from the physically and psychologically traumatic experiences of the Second World War, Invalids and Wayfarers ranks among the…

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Eva Karaitidi (1955) studied classical philology at the University of Athens and Semiotics at the University Paris III/Sorbonne Nouvelle. Her doctoral thesis, argued in Paris in 1987, explores the poetic art in ancient Greece. She has been working as…

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Mihalis Makropoulos was born in Athens in 1965 and studied biology at the University of Athens. He works as a translator of fiction and non-fiction (having translated, among many others, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Truman Capote, Henry James, C…

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Thanassis Hatzopoulos was born in Aliveri (Evia), Greece in 1961, where he lived until 1978.  He studied medicine at the University of Athens, specialising in child psychiatry, and now practises as a psychoanalyst for children and adul…

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Literary creation is deeply rooted in the island of Cyprus, being a means through which the island’s historic continuity and national self-awareness has been manifested. The beginnings of modern Cypriot poetry, as well as of literature as…

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Regarded as a masterpiece of modern Greek literature, Aris Alexandrou's Mission Box [To Kivotio, 1974] is maybe the most interesting novel of one of the most traumatic political events in the modern Greek history, the Civil War that followed World Wa…

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In times of pandemic, poetry must find imaginative and creative ways to be heard. Organized by the literary organization Poets’ Circle, the 6th Athens World Poetry Festival (21-24 September), titled Poetry Against All Odds, aims once…

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Dimitris Leontzakos was born in Kavala in 1974 and lives in Thessaloniki. He studied music in Thessaloniki, Munich, Rome and New York. He works as a musician. He has published seven books of poetry: Comic (Ta tramakia Publications, 200…

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Thodoris Rakopoulos was born (1981) in Amyntaio and studied in Thessaloniki and London. He has published three books of poetry (FayoumMineral ForestThe Gunpowder Plot), one of short stories (Bat in the Pocket) and one as part of a…

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THE GREEK LANGUAGE

When Ι sometime leave this light
Ι shall meander upwards like a
murmuring stream.
And if by chance somewhere among
the azure corridors
Ι meet with angels, Ι shall speak
to them in Greek, since
they do not know l…

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