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Odysseus Elytis Edit Profile

also known as Odysseus Alepoudelis

essayist , poet

Odysseus Elytis, Greek poet, essayist. Recipient Nobel Prize for literature, 1979, Benson medal Royal Society Literature, 1981; decorated Order of the Phoenix, 1965, Grand Commander Order of Honour, 1979, commandeur dl l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, 1984, commandeur de la Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur'Honneur, 1989.

Background

ELYTIS, Odysseus was born on November 2, 1911 in Heracleion, Crete. Son of Panaviotis and Maria Alepoudelis.

Education

Attended, University Athens, 1933. Attended, University Paris, 1952. Doctor in Philosophy (hc), University Thessaloniki, 1975.

Dr (hc), University Paris. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University London, 1981.

Career

Program director National Broadcasting Institute, 1945-1947, 53-54. Art critic, literary critic Kathimerini, 1946-1948. Advisor Art Theatre, 1955-1956, Greek National Theatre, 1965-1968.

Representative for Greece at Recontres International de Geneve, 1948, Congrès de l'Association des Critiques d'Art, 1949, Incontro Romano della Cultura, 1960. Member National Theatre Administrative Council, Consultative Committee of Greek National Tourist Organization on Athens Festival.

Works

  • Other Work

    • The Axion Esti (1959)

    • Orientations (1936)

    • Maria Nephele (1978)

Membership

Served to Second lieutenant Greek Army, World World War World War II. Member International Association Art Critics, Société Europeénne de Culture.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Trying home painting and collage.

Connections

father:
Panaviotis

mother:
Maria Alepoudelis