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George Seferis: Collected Poems:
     

George Seferis: Collected Poems:

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by George Seferis, Philip Sherrard
 

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ISBN-10: 0691014914

ISBN-13: 9780691014913

Pub. Date: 07/03/1995

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691014913
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/03/1995
Series:
Princeton Modern Greek Studies Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
299
Sales rank:
731,078
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.77(d)

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George Seferis: Collected Poems: 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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ReaderIam More than 1 year ago
I bought this book as research for a novel I am currently writing and became a huge fan. The writing style is luminous and lovely. I enjoyed reading the free flowing language of George Seferis. I am so glad I discovered this wonderful writer and to understand the history behind the poet added more depth to his poetry. If you are a lover of poetry, I highly recommend getting this book and discovering Seferis as one of Greece's most honored writers.