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Diaries of Exile by Yannis Ritsos,Edmund Keeley,Karen Emmerich

By Yannis Ritsos,Edmund Keeley,Karen Emmerich

Yannis Ritsos is a poet whose writing lifestyles is entwined with the modern background of his place of origin. Nowhere is that this extra obvious than during this quantity, which provides a chain of 3 diaries in poetry that Ritsos wrote among 1948 and 1950, in the course of and simply after the Greek Civil warfare, whereas a political prisoner first at the island of Limnos after which on the notorious camp on Makronisos. Even during this darkest of instances, Ritsos devoted his days to poetry, trusting in writing and in artwork as collective endeavors in a position to resisting oppression and bringing humans jointly throughout distance and time. those poems provide glimpses into the day-by-day exercises of lifestyles in exile, the quiet violence Ritsos and his fellow prisoners continued, the fluctuations within the prisoners’ feel of unity, and their fight to keep up humanity via language. This relocating quantity justifies Ritsos’s acceptance as one of many really very important poets in Greece’s glossy literary history.

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