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By Yannis Ritsos,Edmund Keeley,Karen Emmerich

Yannis Ritsos is a poet whose writing existence is entwined with the modern historical past of his place of origin. Nowhere is that this extra obvious than during this quantity, which provides a sequence of 3 diaries in poetry that Ritsos wrote among 1948 and 1950, in the course of and simply after the Greek Civil conflict, whereas a political prisoner first at the island of Limnos after which on the notorious camp on Makronisos. Even during this darkest of occasions, Ritsos devoted his days to poetry, trusting in writing and in artwork as collective endeavors able to resisting oppression and bringing humans jointly throughout distance and time. those poems provide glimpses into the day-by-day workouts of existence in exile, the quiet violence Ritsos and his fellow prisoners continued, the fluctuations within the prisoners’ experience of harmony, and their fight to take care of humanity via language. This relocating quantity justifies Ritsos’s attractiveness as one of many really very important poets in Greece’s smooth literary history.

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