George Seferis: Waiting for the Angel : a Biography

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Poet, essayist, diarist, novelist, and diplomat, George Seferis brought about a revolution in the way people viewed his native Greece. Acclaimed for his thought-provoking lyric poetry, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1963. At the same time, he rose in the diplomatic corps to the position of Ambassador to Britain. This biography of Seferis provides insights into his work, life, and country. culture, draws on previously unknown sources to tell Seferis's story. He describes how Seferis occupied key diplomatic positions during periods of historic crisis before, during, and after World War II. He explores Seferis's service as Ambassador to London at a time when Greece and Great Britain were disputing the future of Cyprus, noting that some of Seferis's finest poetry was written about that troubled island. He analyses Seferis's literary production and his impact on Lawrence Durrell, Henry Miller, and other British and American writers. Exploring the interplay between poet and diplomat, public and private, and poetry and politics in Seferis's life and career, this book should interest anyone interested in 20th-century Greek literature, culture, or history.

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George Seferis (1900-71), the Greek Nobel prize-winning poet, essayist, novelist, and diplomat, has thus far not been the subject of a full-length literary biography. In this forceful rendition of his ... Lue koko arvostelu

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Sivu 1886 - Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man — the biography of the man himself cannot be written.

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Roderick Beaton is Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature, King's College London (University of London).

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