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The poetics of Tasos Leivaditis: from extroversion to introversion

Kalfa, Vagia (2015)
M.Phil. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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This study sets out to examine the poetics of Tasos Leivaditis and its transformations in the course of distinct periods of his work. In the first chapter, I analyse “the first period poetry” (1952-1956) of Leivaditis and the transition from his writing about his experience of the concentration camps of the first two collections, via the politically and socially committed third collection, to the humanism evident in the last collection of poems written in this period. Leivaditis' work of “the second period” (1957-1966) is explored in the second and the third chapter of this thesis. In the second chapter, I examine the poetry of this period which I regard as an extension of the humanism of the latter poems of Leivaditis' “first period” poetry. In the third chapter, I address the issue of Το Εκκρεμές [The Pendulum] (1966), the only collection of short stories that Leivaditis has published and the transitional role it plays between the work belonging to second and third periods. In the fourth chapter, I examine the final phase of Leivaditis' poetry (1972-1990) and the transition from realism to symbolism that takes place in it.

Type of Work:M.Phil. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Tziovas, Dimitris
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:School of History and Cultures, Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies
Subjects:PB Modern European Languages
PN Literature (General)
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:6483
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