Vrasidas Karalis

Vrasidas Karalis lectures in Byzantine and Modern Greek studies at the University of Sydney. He has published extensively in the areas of Greek literature, cultural studies and Comparative Literature. He has translated Patrick White’s novels into Greek (Voss, 1995 and The Vivisector, 2001); W.B. Yeats’s Rosa Alchemica (1987), poems by Sylvia Plath and T.S Eliot’s Four Quartets (1993). He is the co-editor of the Modern Greek Studies Journal (Australia and New Zealand) and the president of the Association of Modern Greek Studies of Australia and New Zealand.

Translingualism, Home, Ambivalence: The Poet Dimitris Tsaloumas

The death of Dimitris Tsaloumas (1921-2016) invites us to revisit and re-evaluate his poetry without the critical anxiety to place him within the historical taxonomies of Australian literature or the hermeneutical suspicion about its belonging. The task of situating his poetry will take time as the canon of Australian literature is still fluid and its main parameters are not yet finalised.

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George Seferis’s ‘On a Winter Ray’

Image courtesy of George Seferis was born 1900 in Smyrna, modern Turkey and died in Athens, Greece, in 1971. He is considered as the most important modernist innovator in modern Greek poetry. His collections include Mythistorema (1935), Book of …

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