Odysseas Elytis The language of poetry and the sanctity of light

September 21, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgNobel prize-winning poet will be honoured in a presentation by Dr Anthony Dracopoulos for the 30th Greek Festival of Sydney. Odysseas Elytis’ 40 year poetry career will be examined with how Elytis constructs his poetic edifice and explores the pivotal characteristics of his poetic vision.Elytis’ poetry has looked at a broad spectrum of subject matter and stylistic touch with an emphasis on the expression of that which is rarefied and passionate. He borrowed certain elements from Ancient Greece and Byzantium but devoted himself exclusively to today’s Hellenism, of which he attempted to reconstruct a modernist mythology for the institutions. His main endeavour was to rid people’s conscience from unjustifiable remorse and to complement natural elements through ethical powers, to achieve the highest possible transparency in expression and finally, to succeed in approaching the mystery of light, the metaphysics of the sun of which he was a “worshiper”, idolater by his own definition. The lecture will take place at the Greek Orthodox Community Club, 206-210 Lakemba Street, Lakemba on Wednesday 9 May. Entry is free. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more