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Modern Greek Poetry in its socio-cultural context
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1. The struggle for independence and its impact upon poetry Dionyssios Solomos writes poetry which becomes a symbol, motivated by the struggle for independence Hymn to Liberty Free Besieged
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Andreas Kalvos Essentially a romantic poet, lived in Europe for most of his life. He wrote wonderful poetry inspired by some tragic events of the Greek war of independence (Psara, Souli)
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Alexandros Rizos-Rangavis A diplomat (Ambassador in Washington DC) who incorporates the classicism of late 19th century. The most prominent representative of the Old Athenian School
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Angelos Sikelianos A more mature concept of classicism pervades his work. He was an existentialist with admiration for oriental philosophy, and sought purity of spirit in ancient Greek culture
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Papadiamantis Novelist (The Murderess: a woman who kills infant girls out of pity) Short Stories Religious, traditional, an admirer of simple country life and customs. Rich characters of simple people
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course CLA 3504 taught by Professor Kapparis during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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