Encyclopedia of Modern Greek Literature by Bruce Merry

By Bruce Merry

This reference offers greater than 800 alphabetically prepared entries on vital authors, texts, genres, issues, and themes in Greek literature from the Byzantine interval to the current. short, readable entries offer easy info at the heritage and improvement of contemporary Greek literature and language. each one access is punctiliously cross-referenced, and so much finish with a bibliography of extra info assets. Greece has an outdated and influential literary culture. The lion's proportion of consciousness has been given to classical Greek literature, but the state keeps to supply major imaginitive works. This reference presents greater than 800 alphabetically prepared entries on very important authors, texts, genres, topics, and subject matters in Greek literature from the Byzantine interval to the current. short, readable entries supply uncomplicated details at the background and improvement of recent Greek literature and language. each one access is punctiliously cross-referenced, and so much finish with a bibliography of additional info assets. The encyclopedia additionally bargains an invaluable chronology of recent Greek literature, a opt for bibliography of significant common works, and a close topic index.

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The legendary preaching of the martyred monk Kosma´s the Aetolian (1714–1779) is admonition in the form of sermon: he castigates Greek traders for their indifference, demands community solidarity, deplores conver- 3 sion to Islam of Turkey’s Greek subjects, regrets the loss of the Greek language, and stirs up dormant patriotism. ” His listeners must understand that letters are a lighting from God, and that school is a church. ADYNATON (Lat. IMPOSSIBILE) The trope of adynaton represents an unsatisfiable condition.

He was a medical doctor and traveled abroad extensively. His first three collections of poetry, Epochs I–III, ap- ANGHELAKI-ROOKE, KATERINA (1939– ) peared in his red-hot political years (1945–1951). Later came Continuations I–III and The Target, followed in 1979 by The Margin ’68–’69. Later in his career, Anagnostakis edited an anthology of Greek postsymbolist poets (1990). ” As a metrical element, it may also be deemed the choice between a “long” or “short” syllable. The anceps often sits at the end of a meter.

Here a maiden poses consecutive questions to a “handsome, immature youth” who wishes to court her. He will have to “distinguish safely one by one” the hundred words she intends to recite and improvise 100 answers. The maiden counts as far as ten. Next she proceeds by decades. The youth wins his wager, so she concedes an embrace. Then she yields completely, with the result that he spurns her. ” Popular copies of The Alphabet provide five or more distichs to cover each letter, but Stephanides points out that this is not so challenging in Greek, where plenty of words begin with z- or x-.

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