Odysseas Elytis (Greek: Οδυσσέας Ελύτης [oðiˈseas eˈlitis], pen name of Odysseas Alepoudellis, Greek: Οδυσσέας Αλεπουδέλλης; 2 November 1911 – 18 March 1996) was a Greek poet,man of letters, essayist and translator, regarded as the definitive exponent of romantic modernism in Greece and the world. He is one of the most praised poets of the second half of the twentieth century,[3] with his Axion Esti "regarded as a monument of contemporary poetry".[4] In 1979, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.[5]

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Odysseas Elytis
Odysseas Elytis in 1974
BornOdysseas Alepoudellis
(1911-11-02)2 November 1911
Heraklion, Republic of Crete
Died18 March 1996(1996-03-18) (aged 84)
Athens, Greece
OccupationPoet
NationalityGreek
Alma materUniversity of Athens
(no degree)[1]
Literary movementRomantic modernism, Generation of the '30s[2]
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Literature
1979
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