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George Seferis Edmund Keeley
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Complete Poems

George Seferis Edmund Keeley Edmund Keeley Philip Sherrard


9781784106676

Carcanet Press


Poetry;
Poetry by individual poets


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320 pages

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George Seferis's Complete Poems reissued as a Carcanet Classic. George Seferis is the great Greek poet of the twentieth century, a classic among classics. The formal and thematic versatility of his work, its decisively modern inflections, call Eliot's poems to mind: fastidious and expansive in equal measure. Like Eliot's deep-rooted Modernism, Seferis's never loses touch with the stones and inscriptions of the past. He writes for his and our time, poetically and politically alert: culture can free us or, misapplied, can trammel us. Aptly described as 'the unlocker of ancient stones and sea voyages', Seferis was for Peter Levi `one of the greatest writers in this century in any language. . . From Seferis it was possible to learn. . . what seriousness about poetry is.' And Archibald MacLeish wrote, 'if any contemporary poet can be said to be essential, Seferis is that poet, and this' - referring to an earlier edition of this book - 'is the true body of his work'.

By:   George Seferis
Edited by:   Edmund Keeley, Philip Sherrard
Translated by:   Edmund Keeley, Philip Sherrard
Imprint:   Carcanet Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 24mm
ISBN:   9781784106676
ISBN 10:   1784106674
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

George Seferis (1900-1971) was born near Smyrna in Asia Minor. His long and distinguished diplomatic career began in 1925: he was appointed Ambassador to the UK, a post which he held from 1957 to 1962. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1963. He famously opposed the Greek junta of the Colonels in a BBC radio broadcast in 1969. Roderick Beaton's biography, George Seferis: Waiting for the Angel, appeared in 2003.


'One of the greatest writers in this century in any language ... From Seferis it was possible to learn ... what seriousness about poetry is.' - Peter Levi


  • Winner of Nobel Prize for Literature 1963
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