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Analogies of Light [Signed by Elytis and by Ivar Ivask, Editor and Contributor] Critical Studies on the Nobel Prize Winner
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma 1981 - A Very Good or better copy of the first edition in book form, first printing (rubbing to bottom edge of boards, otherwise Fine -- complete with the Publisher's compliments card loosely laid in), in a Very Good dust jacket (modest edge wear, small chip to spine head, surface wear to exterior of rear flap fold), SIGNED BY ODYSSEUS ELYTIS beneath his reproduced photograph on the page facing the title page and SIGNED BY IVAR IVASK, Editor, on the title page; an ideal introduction of the reader to Elytis and his works consisting of a Preface, the portion of an interview by Ivask of Elytis related to Elytis's poetry, a short anthology of Elytis's poetry along with selections from his works "Open Book" and "Book of Signs", critical comments from experts in the field including, among them Lawrence Durrell writing on Elytis's poetry, a chronology, a selected bibliography, and numerous illustrations including reproduced photographs. Odysseus Elytis (the pen name of Odysseus Alepoudhiéis) published his first poem in 1935 at the encouragement of, among others, his friend George Seferis, winner of the 1963 Nobel Prize in Literature, was soon thereafter was praised as an important writer, and ultimately won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his poetry, which, against the background of Greek tradition, depicts with sensuous strength and intellectual clear-sightedness modern man's struggle for freedom and creativeness". Signed copies of his works are quite scarce to the market, and signed copies of his trade editions, especially in English translation, are scarcer still. (At our last check, auction records revealed only 2 signed copies of his work having come to auction in the last 25 years, each a Limited Edition.) Furthermore, in our experience, copies of his works in English translation signed by him in the Greek form of his name are scarcer than are those signed by him in English characters and those tend to be signed using only his last name, altogether making this quite a scarce copy. Altogether a Very Good or better copy, SIGNED BY ODYSSEUS ELYTIS and SIGNED BY IVAR IVASK. SCARCE/RARE. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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