What are the main characteristics of the poetic speech? How do female poets who often have an international education, who speak and write their poems in other languages, perceive and process the country’s literary tradition? And how do young n…

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Zizi Salimpa was born in Athens. She studied economics at the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She holds a Master’s Degree and a PhD in economic and social history (Paris I – Panthéon – Sorbonne). She h…

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On the occasion of the Tirana Book Fair 2022 (16-20 November), a meeting point for writers, poets, translators and readers, Reading Greece spoke to Sofia Deligiorgi, Head of the Greek Language Department of the University of Tirana, about the initiat…

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Maklena Nika is a Lecturer of Modern Greek Literature at the Greek Studies Department of the University of Tirana since 2006. Her academic interests focus on comparative literature, comparing Greek, French and Albanian surrealism. She is the presiden…

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Life in the Tomb (1924) by Stratis Myrivilis is a landmark war novel, and by far the most famous work written in Greece on the subject of the First World War. Just like Erich Maria Remarque’s international best-seller All Quiet on the Western F…

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Nikos Kourmoulis studied Sociology at the University of Liverpool. He has worked for over twenty years in newspapers, magazines and the radio. He works as a cultural editor in the newspaper "TA NEA". The short story collection [Stillness] is his…

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Jose Antonio Moreno Jurado was born in Seville in 1946. He is a poet, essayist and translator of Byzantine and modern Greek prose and poetry in Spanish. He taught modern Greek and Byzantine literature at the University of Seville for five years. He i…

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Α Greek “bohemian” poet, one of the “cursed poets” of Greek literature, Napoleon Lapathiotis (1881-1944) is considered one of the most important poets of the neo-symbolist and neo-romantic school. A controversial figure…

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One of the milestones of 20th century Greek national narrative is the Asia Minor Catastrophe, i.e. the defeat of the Greek Army in the Greek-Turkish war (1919-1922) and the resulting wave of refugees of Greeks from Asia Minor to the Greek state. …

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