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Seferis and Elytis

– Reviving Greek Poetry

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Seferis as a young man.
Seferis as a young man.

Most readers of classic literature would claim to be well-versed in the great works of Greek literature: The Odyssey and The Iliad from Homer, works of the great philosophers Socrates, Aristotle and Plato and the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. These men all belong to a hazy golden age in our imaginations commonly thought of as “antiquity.”

However, since then, Greek literature has ceased to be a conspicuous presence in the canon of Western literature, with which we are all so familiar. Continue reading Seferis and Elytis

33rd International Istanbul Book Fair

The road trip of the Greek book continues to the 33rd International Istanbul Book Fair, starting tomorrow November 8 and running through November 11. We will be hosting the Greek stand at the fair, and we invite you to join us Sunday, November 9, at 13:00, for the presentation:
Three Women, Three Poets, which will feature readings of the poetry of Cavafy, Seferis and Varnalis as well as music performed by Taş Plak Kumpanyası. We hope to see you there.