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George Seferis

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Poet, essayist, diarist, novelist, and diplomat, George Seferis brought about a revolution in the way people viewed his native Greece. Acclaimed for his thought-provoking lyric poetry, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1963. At the same time, he rose in the diplomatic corps to the position of Ambassador to Britain. This biography of Seferis provides insights into his work, life, and country. Roderick Beaton, an acknowledged authority on modern Greek literature and culture, draws on previously unknown sources to tell Seferis's story. He describes how Seferis occupied key diplomatic positions during periods of historic crisis before, during, and after World War II. He explores Seferis's service as Ambassador to London at a time when Greece and Great Britain were disputing the future of Cyprus, noting that some of Seferis's finest poetry was written about that troubled island. He analyses Seferis's literary production and his impact on Lawrence Durrell, Henry Miller, and other British and American writers. Exploring the interplay between poet and diplomat, public and private, and poetry and politics in Seferis's life and career, this book should interest anyone interested in 20th-century Greek literature, culture, or history.


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Hardback Editions

August 2003 : USA Hardback

Title: George Seferis: Waiting for the Angel, A Biography
Author(s): Roderick Beaton
ISBN: 0-300-10135-X / 978-0-300-10135-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yale University Press
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September 1991 : USA Hardback

Title: George Seferis (Studies in Modern Greek)
Author(s): Roderick Beaton
ISBN: 0-89241-527-4 / 978-0-89241-527-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aristide d Caratzas Pub
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Paperback Editions

January 1998 : UK Paperback

Title: George Seferis (Studies in modern Greek)
Author(s): Roderick Beaton
ISBN: 1-85399-122-8 / 978-1-85399-122-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
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December 1983 : UK Paperback

Title: George Seferis
Author(s): George Seferis, Roderic Beaton, Takis Sinopoulis, Nassos Vayenas
ISBN: 0-905220-70-6 / 978-0-905220-70-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bran's Head Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA