An Introduction to Modern Greek Literature / Edition 2

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Overview

This is a readable introduction to the poetry and fiction published in Greek since national independence in 1821. It is the first full-length study to be devoted to the literature of this period, seen as a whole, and including developments up until the present day. The book highlights those writers and works which have enjoyed critical or popular acclaim, and emphasizes the relationships which link one work with another and with its historical context. It moves from the varying responses to European Romanticism which defined Greek literature in the nineteenth century, culminating in the work of Palamas and Cavafy in the first decades of this century, to the Modernist influenced work of the years from the 1920s to 1945. A post-war reaction against Modernism was followed by growing experimentation, and the book deals in detail with this most productive of periods in modern Greek literature. No knowledge of Greek is assumed and all quotations are given both in Greek and in English. An Introduction to Modern Greek Literature will be an important source for both specialists and general readers, bringing to light a rich but neglected part of modern European literature.
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"A must for all Modern Greek collections of academic and general libraries."--Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198159742
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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King's College, London
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Table of Contents

How To Use This Book
Introduction 1
1 Literature for a New Nation: 1821-1881 21
2 National Expansion and its Limits: From 'Great Idea' to Aftermath of Disaster: 1881-1928 64
3 In Search of a New National Identity: 1929-1949 128
4 The Aftermath of War and Civil War: 1949-1967 199
5 From Military Dictatorship towards International Integration: 1967-1992 262
6 Literature and Language: The 'Language Question' 296
Guide to Bibliography in English 369
Guide to Translations 371
References 377
Index of Greek Titles 403
General Index 411
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