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Odysseas Elytis

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A major twentieth-century poet, Odysseas Elytis participated in surrealism in Greece during the 1930s and although having doubts about some of the aspects of surrealist endeavor, continued to regard it as “the only school of poetry—and, I...

Ado Kyrou

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Ado (for Adonis) Kyrou was born in Athens into a middle-class family on October 18, 1923 and died in Paris on November 9, 1985. From his own account his father was a convinced fascist but he adored cinema and let his son watch short films...

Andreas Embirikos

Nikos Stabakis

Nikos Stabakis is a translator, writer, and film theorist and a founding member of the Athens surrealist group. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Andreas Embirikos introduced surrealism into Greece, yet due to a variety of factors refrained from pursuing systematic group activity and remained, in his lifetime, a relatively obscure, if well-respected, writer with a slim published...

Nicolas Calas

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Nicolas Calas was a member of the Breton circle from 1934, and one of the main points of contact between the Paris and Athens groups, along with Andreas Embirikos. Calas moved to Paris permanently in 1938, fleeing from the Metaxas...

Nikos Engonopoulos

Nikos Stabakis

Nikos Stabakis is a translator, writer, and film theorist and a founding member of the Athens surrealist group. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Nikos Engonopoulos was the first Greek surrealist painter, although he is probably most remembered for his poetry. His first two collections attained an emblematic status in Greek culture as the epitome of absurdist humour; while his third...

Nanos Valaoritis

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 3 : Surrealists M – Z

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Surrealist trajectories: Athens, London, Paris Valaoritis, perhaps the most well-known living Greek surrealist, first encountered surrealism through his reading of poetry in the Greek review Τα Νέα Γράμματα (The New Letters) in 1936. Born...

Greece

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...From its first interwar manifestations to its post-war expressions and through its contemporary reworking, surrealism in Greece is a highly protean movement characterized by fluidity and flexibility in keeping with French surrealism, after...