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Odysseas Elytis

Greek poet and art critic

1911   -   1996

movement: Thirties Generation
country of citizenship: Greece
native language: Greek
language of expression: Greek
educated at: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
occupation: translator, poet, art critic, writer
award received: Nobel Prize in Literature

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Odysseus Elytis (Greek: Οδυσσέας Ελύτης [oðiˈseas eˈlitis], pen name of Odysseus Alepoudellis, Greek: Οδυσσέας Αλεπουδέλλης; 2 November 1911 – 18 March 1996) was a Greek poet, essayist and translator, regarded as a major exponent of romantic modernism in Greece and the world. He is one of the most praised poets of the second half of the twentieth century, with his Axion Esti "regarded as a monument of contemporary poetry". In 1979, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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