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, with his Axion Esti "regarded as a monument of contemporary poetry". In 1979, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
2 November 1911
Heraklion, Republic of Crete
|Died||18 March 1996 84) (aged|
|Alma mater||University of Athens|
|Literary movement||Romantic modernism, Generation of the '30s|
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Literature |