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Biography of Odysseas Elytis

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Birthname: Odysseas Elytis


Nationality: Greek

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Biography of Odysseas Elytis:

1911 - Born on the 2nd of November in Iráklion Greece. 1930 - Elytis studied law at Athens University and periodically worked in the family business.

Intrigued by French Surrealism, and particularly by the poet Paul Éluard, Odysseas Elytis began publishing verse in the notably in Nea grammata. 1940 - The volume Prosanatolismoi, published, is a collection of his works to that date.

1941 - Elytis joined the antifascist resistance to the Italians in Albania. 1959 - After the war Odysseas Elytis lapsed into literary silence for almost 15 years, returning to print with To Axion Esti, a long poem reminiscent of Walt Whitman's Song of Myself.

1963 - Became the first Greek Nobel laureate for literature. 1967 - Elytis lived in Paris for a short time after the Greek military coup.

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