Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 2-7

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Acknowledgment

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pp. 8-9

The Editors wish to express their gratitude to Professors C. A. Trypanis, Cedric Whitman, and Robert Fagles for their assistance in organizing this collection. They also wish to thank the following...

Contents

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pp. 10-13

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Introduction

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pp. 14-33

We are all intrigued, perhaps mystified, by the way various nations suddenly blossom forth artistically. Poets, painters, and musicians whom we call great are so often just the most distinguished...

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1. Solomos' DIALOGOS: A Survey

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pp. 34-77

All countries have their own distinctive standards. But in spite of this, one may draw certain parallels, and occasionally these parallels have some foundation. It seems to me that a parallel with some...

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2. Calvos in Geneva

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pp. 78-103

I do not know of a more poignant document than this to illustrate the haughty solitude and the bitterness that marked the life of Andreas Calvos. His death certificate/ established in a foreign language...

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3. Matesis' VASSILIKOS: The First Drama of Ideas

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pp. 104-119

The focus of this essay will be a dramatic work, a play that was precocious for the Greek literature of its time and prophetic for European literature in general. I should immediately say that...

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4. Palamas and World Literature

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pp. 120-133

One of the most illuminating ways of approaching the work of Palamas is to examine it in relation to the heritage of western Europe, to single out the writers he admired most deeply and discover...

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5. The "New" Poems of Cavafy

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pp. 134-155

It is not surprising that the publication of seventy-five so-called new poems by C. P. Cavafy proved to be the major literary event of 1968 in Athens, indeed one of the truly significant events...

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6. The Demoticism of Kazantzakjs

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pp. 156-181

In choosing the subject "The Demoticism of Kazantzakis," I hope to present Kazantzakis in a much broader way than that in which he is usually seen.1 Most people in the English-speaking world...

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7. Seferis' Tone of Voice

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pp. 182-201

What interests me about Seferis is his tone of voice in his poems.1 It is something to do with the building up of context inside a poem, and now that we have a broad mass of his poems to...

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8. Elytis' Breeht and Hadzidakjs' Pirandello

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pp. 202-227

Foreignness in art has never been foreign to the Greeks. The ancient Greeks heard it in the chorus of the Homeric hymn to Apollo and they implied it whenever...

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9. Family and Alienation in Contemporary Greek Fiction

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pp. 228-272

We are all aware that the history of Greek fiction from 1920 to the present has still not been written. The studies we have at our disposal are often valuable and helpful, but they offer only fragmented...