Ritsos, Yannis

Ritsos, Yannis,

1909–90, Greek poet. One of modern Greece's most widely translated poets, Ritsos moved from an early concern with classical themes and style to a more deeply personal lyricism. His writing reflects family tragedies, a stay in a tuberculosis ward, and his political engagement against dictatorship that earned him periods of deportation and house arrest.


See selected poems, tr. by E. Keeley (1985; 1991).

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Ritsos, Yannis, Late into the Night, translated by Martin McKinsey, Oberlin College Press, 1995.