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  • Published: 1 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241250631
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Austerity Measures

The New Greek Poetry




The very best of the remarkable new poetry to emerge from Greece in crisis - an essential anthology

Since the crisis hit in 2008, we have heard much about Greece's economic travails. This year, the world watched as Syriza dramatically took a stand against austerity - and, after months of attrition, finally capitulated. But this is not the whole story. As Karen Van Dyck shows in this anthology of the very best contemporary Greek poetry - much of it made available here for the first time in outstanding English translation by such trusted translators as A.E. Stallings - the last decade has also seen a remarkable flowering of new creative talent. These are poems concerned with the personal and the political; with the small revelations of gardening and the viciousness of streetfights; with bodies, love, myth, migration and economic crisis. Together, they form a unique window onto the lived experience of Greek society now.

  • Published: 1 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241250631
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

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