Odysseus Elytis

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Odysseus Elytis

Odysseus Elytis

Born: 2 November 1911, Iráklion, Crete (now Greece)

Died: 18 March 1996, Athens, Greece

Residence at the time of the award: Greece

Prize motivation: "for his poetry, which, against the background of Greek tradition, depicts with sensuous strength and intellectual clear-sightedness modern man's struggle for freedom and creativeness."

Language: Greek

Prize share: 1/1

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