Author: Tasos Leivaditis

Tasos Leivaditis (1922-1988) is one of Greece's most beloved poets. Born and raised in Athens, he experienced as a youth military conflict and, along with many other leftist writers such as Yannis Ritsos, persecution and imprisonment for his political allegiances. But out of this emerged a series of poetic masterpieces that continue to resonate with a Greek populace undergoing yet another crisis. One such work of enduring impact has been VIOLETS FOR A SEASON, first published in 1985 and regarded as a crowning moment in both Leivaditis' oeuvre and the postwar literature of Greece.

Violets for a Season
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Violets for a Season

Red Dragonfly Press

Poetry. Translated from the Modern Greek by N. N. Trakakis. The prose poems and short stories of this volume are violets offered by Leivaditis as a funeral bouquet in a requiem for a generation defeated by lost causes. But a new path, albeit solitar...

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