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In this new edition of George Seferis's poems, the acclaimed translations by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard are revised and presented in a compact, English-only volume. The revision covers all the poems published in Princeton's earlier bilingual edition, George Seferis: Collected Poems (expanded edition, 1981). Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1963, George Seferis (1900-71) has long been recognized as a major international figure, and Keeley and Sherrard are his ideal translators. They create, in the words of Archibald MacLeish, a "translation worthy of Seferis, which is to praise it as highly as it could be praised."

Although Seferis was preoccupied with his tradition as few other poets of the same generation were with theirs, and although he was actively engaged in the immediate political aspirations of his nation, his value for readers lies in what he made of this preoccupation and this engagement in fashioning a broad poetic vision. He is also known for his stylistic purity, which allows no embellishment beyond that necessary for precise yet rich poetic statement.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
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  1. Acknowledgement
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  1. Mythistorema
  1. 1. The angel ...
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  1. 2. Still one more well inside a cave ...
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  1. 3. I woke with this marble head in my hands ...
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  1. 4. And a soul / if it is to know itself ...
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  1. 5. We didn’t know them ...
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  1. 6. The garden with its fountains in the rain ...
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  1. 7. Westward the sea merges with a mountain range ...
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  1. 8. What are they after, our souls, travelling ...
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  1. 9. The harbour is old, I can’t wait any longer ...
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  1. 10. Our country is closed in, all mountains ...
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  1. 11. Sometimes your blood froze like the moon ...
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  1. 12. Three rocks, a few burnt pines, a lone chapel ...
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  1. 13. Dolphins banners and the sound of cannons ...
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  1. 14. Three red pigeons in the light ...
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  1. 15. Sleep wrapped you in green leaves like a tree ...
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  1. 16. On the track, once more on the track ...
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  1. 17. Now that you are leaving ...
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  1. 18. I regret having let a broad river slip ...
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  1. 19. Even if the wind blows it doesn’t cool us ...
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  1. 20. In my breast the wound opens again ...
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  1. 21. We who set out on this pilgrimage ...
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  1. 22. So very much having passed before our eyes ...
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  1. 23. A little farther ...
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  1. 24. Here end the works of the sea, the works of love ...
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  1. Gymnopaidia
  1. I Santorini
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  1. II Mycenae
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  1. Book of Exercises
  1. Poems Given
  1. Letter of Mathios Paskalis
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  1. Syngrou Avenue, 1930
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  1. Reflections on a Foreign Line of Verse
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  1. Sixteen Haiku
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  1. This body that hoped to flower like a branch ...
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  1. Flight
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  1. Description
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  1. Sirocco 7 Levante
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  1. In the Manner of G. S.
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  1. The Old Man
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  1. Mr Stratis Thalassinos
  1. Five Poems by Mr S. Thalassinos
  1. I. Hampstead
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  1. II. Psychology
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  1. III. All Things Pass Away
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  1. IV. Fires of St John
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  1. V. Nijinsky
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  1. Mr Stratis Thalassinos Describes a Man
  1. 1.
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  1. 2. Child
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  1. 3. Adolescent
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  1. 4. Young Man
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  1. 5. Man
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  1. Notes for a ‘Week’
  1. Monday
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  1. Tuesday
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  1. Wednesday
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  1. Thursday
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  1. Friday
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  1. Saturday
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  1. Sunday
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  1. Sketches for a Summer
  1. A Word for Summer
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  1. Epiphany, 1937
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  1. Raven
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  1. Flowers of the rock facing the green sea ...
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  1. The warm water reminds me each morning ...
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  1. Epitaph
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  1. Between two bitter moments ...
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  1. In the sea caves ...
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  1. Stop looking for the sea ...
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  1. Logbook I
  1. Mathios Paskalis Among the Roses
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  1. Fine Autumn Morning
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  1. Piazza San Niccolò
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  1. Our Sun
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  1. The Return of the Exile
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  1. The Container of the Uncontainable
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  1. Interlude of Joy
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  1. The Leaf of the Poplar
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  1. Solidarity
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  1. The Last Day
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  1. Spring A.D.
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  1. The Jasmine
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  1. Narration
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  1. Morning
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  1. Les Anges Sont Blancs
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  1. The Sentence to Oblivion
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  1. The King of Asini
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  1. Logbook II
  1. Days of June ’41
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  1. Postscript
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  1. The Figure of Fate
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  1. Kerk Str. Oost, Pretoria, Transvaal
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  1. Stratis Thalassinos Among the Agapanthi
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  1. An Old Man on the River Bank
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  1. Stratis Thalassinos on the Dead Sea
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  1. Calligraphy
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  1. Days of April ’43
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  1. Here Among the Bones
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  1. Last Stop
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  1. 'THRUSH'
  1. I. The houses I had they took away ...
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  1. II. I saw him yesterday ...
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  1. III. This wood that cooled my forehead ...
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  1. Logbook III
  1. Agianapa l
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  1. Dream
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  1. Details on Cyprus
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  1. In the Goddess’s Name I Summon You ...
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  1. Helen
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  1. Memory I
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  1. The Demon of Fornication
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  1. Three Mules
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  1. Pentheus
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  1. Memory II
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  1. Salamis in Cyprus
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  1. Euripides the Athenian
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  1. Engomi
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  1. Three Secret Poems
  1. On a Ray of Winter Light
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  1. On Stage
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  1. Summer Solstice
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  1. from Book of Exercises II
  1. Letter to Rex Wamer
  2. pp. 217-219
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  1. The Cats of St Nicholas
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  1. ‘On Aspalatho ...’
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  1. Appendix: Rhymed Poems
  1. Turning Point
  1. Shells, Clouds
  1. Turning Point
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  1. Slowly You Spoke
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  1. The Sorrowing Girl
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  1. Automobile
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  1. Denial
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  1. The Companions in Hades
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  1. Fog
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  1. The Mood of a Day
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  1. Rocket
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  1. Rhyme
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  1. Erotikos Logos
  1. Erotikos Logos
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  1. The Cistern
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  1. from Book of Excercises
  1. Pantoum
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  1. from Logbook II
  1. Crickets
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  1. Actors, Middle East
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  1. from Logbook III
  1. Agianapa II
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  1. In the Kyrenia District
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  1. Pedlar from Sidon
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  1. Bibliographical Note
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  1. Notes
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  1. Bibliographical Data
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  1. Index of Titles
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400884049
Related ISBN
9780691014913
MARC Record
OCLC
1016656803
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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