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Published: 11 March 1999

438 Pages | 2 maps


ISBN: 9780198159742

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An Introduction to Modern Greek Literature

Revised Edition

Roderick Beaton

Clarendon Press

  • Winner of the Anglo-Hellenic League's Runciman Award 1995
  • A readable introduction to a subject that has attracted growing interest in recent years
  • The first full-length study of Greek literature in the period from national independence in 1821 to the present day
  • No knowledge of Greek is assumed and all quotations are given in both Greek and English
  • REVIEWS OF THE HARDBACK: `pays equal attention to prose and poetry as well as to writers of Marxist and "bourgeois idealist" persuasion ... scrupulously records the extensive secondary literature. ... The approach is designed to appeal to both specialists and non-specialists ... for the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and especially for post-war prose, An Introduction to Modern Greek Literature will assuredly become a standard resource.' Times Literary Supplement
  • 'This is a particularly welcome volume, as there are few scholars who have done more to further the cause of Modern Greek Literature than Professor Beaton ... All of the great names of modern Greek literature are discussed in this wide-ranging and most praiseworthy book. ... The bibliography is something of a treasure-trove for those who wish to delve further into the subject, and there are many references to specialist articles in periodicals which will prove fruitful for those seeking advanced insight into some of the many important questions raised by the enthralling study.' Greek Gazette
  • 'Beaton's book aims precisely at elucidating Greek literature in its social and cultural context. ... The resulting work is a lively, informative and intellectually stimulating account of the issues which it addresses. ... This is a clear, well-presented, entirely readable, admirably illustrated account of many facets of Modern Greek literature in its social and cultural context. It is quite the best introduction to its subject that anyone, English or Greek, could wish to find.' Anglo Hellenic Review

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