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George Seferis : Collected Poems - George Seferis

George Seferis

Collected Poems

By: George Seferis, Edmund Keeley (Editor), Philip Sherrard (Editor)

Paperback Published: 23rd July 1995
ISBN: 9780691014913
Number Of Pages: 320

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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.

"[Seferis] is a deeply civilized and profoundly Greek man who draws on the whole heritage of his people... To read Seferis is to experience a sense of honesty, a cool scorn for any kind of evasion."--Time "Seferis has a history and mythology and is a part of both, while at the same time he is a thoroughly 20th-century citizen of humanity at large... Here is a poet who has a sweep and a delicacy calling to mind Yeats and few other names of the century."--Washington Post "The serenity and fullness of the imagery, his evocation of aspects of a familiar landscape, the confident rhetorical manner, the absence of any intellectual (as against sentimental) irony--all this is immensely impressive..."--New Republic "Reveals a dedication and insight which have made [these] translations the standard work for our time."--Times Literary Supplement

Foreword
Acknowledgement
The angel...p. 3
Still one more well inside a cave...p. 4
I woke with this marble head in my hands...p. 5
And a soul/if it is to know itself...p. 6
We didn't know them...p. 8
The garden with its fountains in the rain...p. 9
Westward the sea mergers with a mountain range...p. 10
What are they after, our souls, travelling...p. 12
The harbour is old, I can't wait any longer...p. 13
Our country is closed in, all mountains...p. 14
Sometimes your blood froze like the moon...p. 15
Three rocks, a few burnt pines, a lone chapel...p. 16
Dolphins banners and the sound of cannons...p. 17
Three red pigeons in the light...p. 18
Sleep wrapped you in green leaves like a tree...p. 19
On the track, once more on the track...p. 20
Now that you are leaving...p. 21
I regret having let a broad river slip...p. 22
Even if the wind blows it doesn't cool us...p. 23
In my breast the wound opens again...p. 24
We who set out on this pilgrimage...p. 25
So very much having passed before our eyes...p. 26
A little farther...p. 27
Here end the works of the sea, the works of love...p. 28
Santorinip. 31
Mycenaep. 33
Letter of Mathios Paskalisp. 39
Syngrou Avenue, 1930p. 41
Reflections on a Foreign Line of Versep. 42
Sixteen Haikup. 44
This body that hoped to flower like a branch...p. 48
Flightp. 49
Descriptionp. 50
Sirocco 7 Levantep. 51
In the Manner of G. S.p. 52
The Old Manp. 54
Hampsteadp. 59
Psychologyp. 61
All Things Pass Awayp. 62
Fires of St Johnp. 63
Nijinskyp. 65
Mr. Stratis Thalassinos Describes a Manp. 67
Mr. Stratis Thalassinos Describes a Man: Childp. 68
Mr. Stratis Thalassinos Describes a Man: Adolescentp. 69
Mr. Stratis Thalassinos Describes a Man: Young Manp. 71
Mr. Stratis Thalassinos Describes a Man: Manp. 73
Notes for a 'Week': Mondayp. 76
Notes for a 'Week': Tuesdayp. 77
Notes for a 'Week': Wednesdayp. 79
Notes for a 'Week': Thursdayp. 81
Notes for a 'Week': Fridayp. 83
Notes for a 'Week': Saturdayp. 84
Notes for a 'Week': Sundayp. 86
A Word for Summerp. 89
Epiphany, 1937p. 92
Ravenp. 94
Flowers of the rock facing the green sea...p. 96
The warm water reminds me each morning...p. 97
Epitaphp. 98
Between two bitter moments...p. 99
In the sea caves...p. 100
Stop looking for the sea...p. 101
Mathios Paskalis Among the Rosesp. 105
Fine Autumn Morningp. 107
Piazza San Niccolop. 109
Our Sunp. 111
The Return of the Exilep. 113
The Container of the Uncontainablep. 115
Interlude of Joyp. 116
The Leaf of the Poplarp. 117
Solidarityp. 118
The Last Dayp. 120
Spring A.D.p. 122
The Jasminep. 125
Narrationp. 126
Morningp. 128
Les Anges Sont Blancsp. 129
The Sentence to Oblivionp. 132
The King of Asinip. 134
Days of June '41p. 139
Postscriptp. 140
The Figure of Fatep. 141
Kerk Str. Oost, Pretoria, Transvaalp. 143
Stratis Thalassinos Among the Agapanthip. 144
An Old Man on the River Bankp. 146
Stratis Thalassinos on the Dead Seap. 148
Calligraphyp. 151
Days of April '43p. 152
Here Among the Bonesp. 153
Last Stopp. 154
'Thrush'I: The houses I had they took away...p. 161
'Thrush'II: I saw him yesterday...p. 163
'Thrush'III: This wood that cooled my forehead...p. 167
Agianapa Ip. 173
Dreamp. 174
Details on Cyprusp. 175
In the Goddess's Name I Summon You...p. 176
Helenp. 177
Memory Ip. 180
The Demon of Fornicationp. 182
Three Mulesp. 185
Pentheusp. 187
Memory IIp. 188
Salamis in Cyprusp. 190
Euripides the Athenianp. 193
Engomip. 194
On a Ray of Winter Lightp. 199
On Stagep. 202
Summer Solsticep. 206
Letter to Rex Warnerp. 217
The Cats of St Nicholasp. 220
'On Aspalathoi...'p. 223
Appendix: Rhymed Poems
Turning Pointp. 231
Slowly You Spokep. 232
The Sorrowing Girlp. 233
Automobilep. 234
Denialp. 235
The Companions in Hadesp. 236
Fogp. 237
The Mood of a Dayp. 239
Rocketp. 241
Rhymep. 243
Erotikos Logosp. 247
The Cisternp. 255
Pantoump. 263
Cricketsp. 265
Actors, Middle Eastp. 266
Agianapa IIp. 267
In the Kyrenia Districtp. 268
Pedlar from Sidonp. 271
Bibliographical Notep. 273
Notesp. 277
Biographical Datap. 291
Index of Titlesp. 293
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780691014913
ISBN-10: 0691014914
Series: Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 23rd July 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Type: Revised

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